In October 2011, the Australian Parliament passed legislation to allow universities and other higher education providers to charge a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
The fees were introduced at Victoria University in 2012 and will be applied in 2013. Your 2013 SSAF will appear on your statement of account which you can get online via your MyVU portal, 'under my fees'.
The fees collected will be use used to maintain essential student services and to enhance services and amenities (of a non-academic nature) to all students.
In 2012 the fees were used to:
- provide over 40, 000 free Student Diaries - get your free 2013 Student Diary from the Student Services Centre
- Fund over 250 orientation activities - find out what orientation activities are taking place during February - March this year
- Support over 40 student clubs and societies - find out if there's a club for you or why not start one if there' not
- Install free mobile phone chargers and microwaves in the Student Lounges - find out the spaces available for students to hang out
- Support the student representative bodies - join or find out about your student representative bodies
The above are just some examples of how your SSAF was used in 2012.
Services funded by SSAF in 2013 will be branded with the SSAF logo below.
We would like to hear from students about how you would like your fees spent. Have your say by completing our feedback form.