It’s rewarding to study what you love – but it can also be expensive. So that you can budget accordingly, here’s a list of other expenses you may have to pay on top of your tuition fees.
The student services and amenities fee (SSAF) helps fund your non-academic services and amenities, including services such as:
A full list of how we reinvest the SSAF back to you is available on this page.
2020 SSAF Schedule
Full-time students: $154 per half year ($308 annually)
Part-time students: $115 per half year ($230 annually)
Executive Education students: $45 per term of enrolment (maximum charge of $270 annually)
For domestic students, the SSAF will be charged along with your tuition fees and will be displayed on your tuition fee invoice.
You could be eligible to apply for SSAF deferment through the SA-HELP scheme.
If you’re an overseas student paying a full international tuition fee, the SSAF will be included in your fees.
All Australian universities are able to charge a student services fee to help cover the costs of non-academic services and facilities.
We distribute the SSAF according to guidelines set by the Commonwealth Government.
Late re-enrolment after the first re-enrolment period: $100*
Late re-enrolment after the second re-enrolment period: $150*
Late payment fee: $200
Late addition of unit fee: $50
*The corresponding re-enrolment periods are published for current students on the student portal.
Reinstatement of enrolment
Replacement ACU student card
Current students: $15
Past students: $16.50 (inc. GST)
Domestic: $150 (inc. GST)
Overseas, if postage is required: $175 (inc. GST)
Ceremony attendance, including graduand and three guests: $165
Additional ceremony guest tickets: $30
For further information about graduation fees, including academic dress hire, visit our ceremony fees and guest tickets page.
We charge and administer the SSAF according to the Commonwealth Government’s legislation and guidelines.
To read more about these guidelines, visit the Department of Education and Training’s SSAF website
It’s important to us that we consult our students on priorities for SSAF expenditure and its budget, and to be as transparent as we can.
This is done annually through a student survey, as well as elected student representatives from the ACU National Student Association and the ACU Postgraduate Association. We welcome feedback from other student groups too.
Keep an eye out for an announcement for the next student survey on your student portal. You can also reach out to your local student association representative.
We post recent survey results on Student Connect for current students to read and provide feedback.
We also provide cost breakdowns of how we are investing the SSAF back into our students, as well as details about funded facilities, services and activities.
If you’re a current student, track how your SSAF is being invested by visiting our distribution of SSAF funds page
Learn about our transparent international tuition fee structure, which helps our overseas students plan their journey with us well in advance.No fee surprises
Our international team is happy to help you with any questions or issues regarding fees, payments and costs.Talk to us
You could be eligible to finance your studies through government assistance or loans for international students.Find out how
Access our domestic course costing tools, see individual unit prices and learn about domestic fee-paying and Commonwealth supported places.See fees
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