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FAQs: Costs, fees and finances

Start your study in 2018. Session 1 classes commence 5 March 2018.

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Q: How much does the course cost?

A: Unit costs are different depending on what category of student you are. For more details see tuition fees and charges.

Q: What is HECS-HELP?

A: HECS-HELP is a loan program where eligible Commonwealth supported students receive a financial subsidy from the Australian Government. For eligible students, the Australian Government contributes an amount to the cost of study in the form of a loan. The loan is repaid when income reaches the compulsory repayment threshold. For more information, see the see the Australian Government's Study Assist website.

Q: What is a commonwealth supported place?

A: Commonwealth supported places are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government so that the students only pay the student contribution amounts for their units of study. Commonwealth supported places are available at all public universities, including Southern Cross University. For more information, see the Australian Government's Commonwealth supported places page.

Q: Am I eligible for HECS?

A: To be eligible for HECS-HELP you must be an Australian citizen or on a Humanitarian Visa with a valid tax file number. Other eligibility requirements apply; see the Australian Government's Study Assist website.

Q: Am I eligible for Austudy/Abstudy?

A: Austudy and Abstudy are forms of financial assistance for full-time students from the Australian Government. You will need to contact Centrelink to determine your eligibility. See the Australian Government's Department of Human Services students and trainees page for eligibility information.

Q: How do I find out about text book requirements and costs?

A: You can get an idea of textbook requirements and costs by visiting the Co-op Bookshop website and conducting a Textbook Search using the relevant unit code.

Q: What is the Student Services and Amenities Fee?

A: The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is an annual fee charged for student and non-academic services.