Fees

Student Services and Amenities Fees

On October 11, 2011 the Australian Parliament passed legislation allowing universities to charge a fee for student services and amenities of a non-academic nature.

The Minister for Tertiary Education also issued universities with strict guidelines on what your Student Services and Amenities Fees may be spent on. You can read about the guidelines on the Australian Government website.

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In 2017, CDU will be using Student Services and Amenities Fee monies in the following ways:

  • Providing free postage for textbooks purchased from the CDU Bookshop;
  • Promoting the health or welfare of students by providing an out-of-hours Crisis Line exclusively for CDU students;
  • Contributing to the on-campus Orientation Week;
  • Advising on matters arising under the higher education provider's rules and advocating students' interests in matters arising under the same by employing a student advocate;
  • Helping students develop skills for study by providing an after-hours learning skills facilitator who can be contacted in person or by phone or email; 
  • Providing a comprehensive online Learnline Orientation;
  • Contributing to the production of the bi-annual student publication "Flycatcher"
  • Providing a Learnline Avoiding Academic Misconduct module (available July 2016);
  • Assisting students to practice job interview skills by providing Interview Stream through Career Hub; and
  • FProviding student diaries as requested;

We will also provide funds to the CDU Student Association CDUSA and for their work with student clubs and societies and to CDU sporting clubs.

If you would like to join CDUSA and other student representatives or apply for funding available to student clubs and societies, please visit www.cdu.edu.au/cdusa or contact CDUsauce@gmail.com

We continue to meet with CDUSA monthly concerning the expenditure of these fees. The University will continue to engage with the student body to gain feedback on the success of the services and to look at how to allocate funds in future years.

The 2016 and 2017 fee value will be $27.50 per 10 credit points and the maximum fee that will be charged will be $220.

10cp20cp30cp40cp50cp60cp70cp

80cp &

above

Domestic

coursework

$27.50

$55.00

$82.50

$110.00

$137.50

$165.00

$192.50

$220.00

Domestic

research

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

International

(commencing

in or before 2012)

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

International

(commencing

after 2012)

$27.50

$55.00

$82.50

$110.00

$137.50

$165.00

$192.50

$220.00

Australian citizens or permanent residents and all international students who commenced after 2012 in the following categories are required to pay this fee:

  • Coursework course (this excludes all research courses);
  • Miscellaneous course (students wishing to study a couple of units without enrolling into a course of study); and
  • Cross-institutional course (students studying a course of study with another institution but have elected to study one or more with CDU to count towards their course).

Fees will be payable by the census date of each teaching period for Domestic students.

New international students will pay the fee upon acceptance of their offer. Continuing international students who commenced after 2012 will need to pay the fee on the first day of each semester.

Students are able to pay the fee upfront.

Eligible students, who are unable to pay all or part of the fee upfront, can request assistance from the Commonwealth via the Services and Amenities-Higher Education Loan Program (SA-HELP).

The amount of the loan will be added to the student’s accumulated HECS-HELP debt.  An eligible student will be able to take out a SA-HELP loan even if they do not wish to take out any other HELP loan.

To be eligible for SA-HELP you need to:

  • Be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa who will be resident in Australia for the duration of the unit;
  • Be enrolled in a course of study; 
  • Meet the Tax File Number (TFN) requirements; and
  • Have lodged your Request for SA –HELP assistance form by the due date.

If you are eligible for SA-HELP you will be prompted to complete the form when enrolling via My Student Info. Visit the HELP loans webpage for details on how to access a SA-HELP loan. 

Before applying for the SA-HELP loan please first read the SA HELP Booklet.

F: 08 8946 6642

E: fees@cdu.edu.au

Students are unable to defer their Student Services and Amenities Fee when they are studying at a host university.