Students enrolling at the University are generally liable for tuition fees or student contribution charges and the Student Services and Amenities fee (SSAF). In some cases students may be charged for materials, and where rules are infringed penalty fees may be payable. Eligible students are able to pay or defer fees through HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP. The University administers a number of scholarships and other forms of financial aid to support students.
Following the recent upgrade to the University's Student System, some changes have been made to the way the University manages Commonwealth Support. Click the following link for more:
Following the recent upgrade to the University's Student System, some changes have been made to the way the University manages Commonwealth Support.
From Summer Term 2013-14, if you choose to defer your tuition charges under HECS-HELP, the upfront charges will remain outstanding on your account until the census date has passed. This means that your tuition fees will be displayed as upfront and viewable on your Fee Statement until the Census Date of each Teaching Period, and only then will it be deferred.
Prior to 2014 your charges were deferred immediately if you chose to defer.
What do I need to do?
If you are a continuing Commonwealth Supported student and wish to continue with your current payment arrangements, you do not need to do anything.
What if I want to change my preference?
Deferred to Upfront
If you are currently deferring your tuition fees under HECS-HELP and wish to change to upfrontpayment, you will see the amount payable on your Fee Statement. To change your preference to upfront, you need to make payment prior to the census date. You do not need to apply for a change of preference.
Please be aware that in line with Commonwealth legislation, any payments made after the Census date for a Teaching Period cannot be allocated to that teaching period, but will remain on your student account to be applied to future charges.
Upfront to Deferred
If you are currently paying upfront but now wish to defer all or part of your tuition charges under HECS-HELP, you need to ensure that you have provided your Tax File Number (TFN) to us. Providing we have your tax file number, any tuition charges on your account after census date will be deferred.
How do I know if my tuition will be deferred?
Only Australian Citizens and Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders who have provided a valid TFN are eligible to defer their tuition fees under HECS-HELP. To check if you have supplied your TFN and are eligible, please look at your current Fee Statement on myUNSW. If your Liability Status reads 'HECS-HELP Eligible' and TFN Given reads 'Yes' then any unpaid tuition fees will automatically be deferred after the Census date.
Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN)
In person: UNSW Student Central, Map reference C22, Ground Floor, Chancellery Building (beside the Library Lawn), Kensington campus
Phone: (02) 9385 8500
Email: Student Financials Team (email@example.com)