The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is a compulsory fee.

Find out who pays the SSAF, how much it costs, and when your payments are due.

Who pays SSAF?

Most enrolled students need to pay SSAF, either as a separate fee or as part of their tuition fees.

If you need help to pay the SSAF, you can apply for an SA-HELP loan.

Separate SSAF fee

You pay SSAF as a separate fee if you are:

  • a Commonwealth-supported student
  • enrolled in a VET/TAFE course as a government-subsidised student.

SSAF combined with tuition fees

You pay SSAF as part of your tuition fees if you are:

  • an international student
  • a full-fee student or a fee-for-service student.

SSAF exemptions

You don't pay SSAF if you are:

  • a VET/TAFE student studying fewer than 25 hours per year
  • a VET/TAFE student enrolled in the Course in Concurrent Study (code 10103NAT)
  • receiving advanced standing for your entire course
  • an asylum seeker
  • a VU employee on contract for a period of at least 12 months or ongoing, on a time fraction of 0.5 or more (see the Staff status declaration)
  • an HE student studying off-campus.

2019 SSAF fees

  VE/TAFE students Higher education (HE) domestic students
Full time $151.50 per year
(government subsidised students with no concession, studying more than 25 hours per year)
$151.50 per semester
(maximum $303 for the year)
Part-time $151.50 per year
(government subsidised students with no concession, studying more than 25 hours per year)
$75.75 per semester
(maximum $151.50 for the year)
Off-campus & Industry training $45.45 per year
(students studying off campus, and industry training)
N/A
Concession $90.90 per year
(students currently eligible for concession rates on tuition)
N/A

Payment due dates

Due to the block model, the SSAF payment due dates for 2019 are not yet finalised. Pay your fees by the due date on your statement of account (invoice). If you are studying a higher education course, you can defer your SSAF via SA-HELP (if eligible).

For students enrolled in a VET/TAFE course, your SSAF will be due four days after your enrolment has been processed.

Get HELP paying your SSAF

SA‑HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible students to pay for all or part of their SSAF.

Read more about SA-HELP on the StudyAssist website.