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 TAFE student studying fewer than 25 hours per year
  • a TAFE student enrolled in the Learning and Numeracy Support course (code LNSUPPORT)
  • receiving advanced standing for your entire course
  • an asylum seeker eligible for government subsidies
  • 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)
  • a TAFE student enrolled as non-government funded.

SSAF fees

  VE/TAFE students Higher education (HE) domestic students
Full time $154 per year
(government subsidised students with no concession, studying more than 25 hours per year)
$154 per semester
(maximum $308 for the year)
Part-time $154 per year
(government subsidised students with no concession, studying more than 25 hours per year)
$77 per semester
(maximum $154 for the year)
Off-campus & Industry training $46.20 per year
(students studying off campus, and industry training)
N/A
Concession $92.40 per year
(students currently eligible for concession rates on tuition)
N/A

 

  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

For students enrolled in a Higher Education course, the SSAF due date will be:

  • 28/02/2020 for the first semester, and
  • 31/07/2020 for the second semester.

If you are studying a higher education course, you can defer your SSAF via SA-HELP (if eligible).

For new students enrolled in a VET/TAFE course, the SSAF due date will be 28 days after the course study period start date. For continuing students it will be on the first unit start date of the year.

Students enrolled in a Higher Education course need to pay SSAF 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.