As an university student, you will be charged fees for the course/s you study. These fees will vary according to the courses you enrol in and whether you are a Commonwealth supported or fee-paying Cross-institutional student, or a Visiting student (fee paying), as advised in your letter of offer. Refer to what will I pay? for more information.
Cross-institutional student fees
Your USC letter of offer will outline if you are a:
- Commonwealth supported student
All students in a Commonwealth supported place must complete the Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF). Ensure you have completed your eCAF and provided your Tax File Number in your To-Do list when you logged in to USC Central.
Eligible Commonwealth supported students (Australian Citizens and Permanent humanitarian visa holders only) are eligible to defer the payment of their student contribution fees to HECS-HELP.
- You request HECS-HELP when completing your electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF) and enter your Tax File Number (TFN) in USC Central.
New Zealand citizens and permanent residents of Australia are not eligible for HECS-HELP and must pay their student contribution amount in full by the fee due date printed on their invoice.
If you are eligible for HECS-HELP but have not completed your eCAF or paid your student contribution, or provided your tax file number by the fee due date, your enrolment will be cancelled.
- Fee paying student
If you are a fee-paying student your fees must be paid by the fee due date as shown on your invoice. If you are eligible and would like to defer the payment of your fees to a FEE-HELP loan, you request FEE-HELP by completing your FEE-HELP electronic Commonwealth Assistance (eCAF) and enter your Tax File Number (TFN) in USC Central after accepting your offer.
Prior to completing the Request for FEE-HELP assistance form, please refer to the following information to understand your financial obligations:
If you are eligible for FEE-HELP but have not completed your eCAF or paid your student contribution, or provided your tax file number by the fee due date, your enrolment will be cancelled.
Visiting student fees
As a Visiting student you must pay your fees by the fee payment due date as shown on your invoice. Please refer to what will I pay? to understand your financial obligations.
If you have not paid your tuition fees by the fee due date, your enrolment will be cancelled.
How to pay your fees
It is your responsibility to access your invoice via USC Central and note the due date for payment of student contributions or tuition fees. Invoices are not posted to students. The fee due date can also be viewed in the Academic Calendar.
Follow the steps at How to pay your fees to generate and print your fee invoice and check your payment due date.
If you change your enrolment at anytime this may change your fee liability. Check your account after your enrolment changes and regenerate an invoice if necessary.