Summer Term Fees 2016/17

Here you will find information on charges for Summer Term courses, and assistance options for eligible students.

UNSW Business School

In line with the Higher Education Support Act 2003, UNSW Business School ('Business School') has elected to charge Full Fee tuition to students enrolling in Summer Term 2016/17 Business School courses.

This means that even if you are a Commonwealth Supported student in your program, enrolment in Business School courses over Summer Term will attract Full Fee tuition charges, not the subsidised Student Contribution amounts charged under Commonwealth Support. (See Exceptions further down.)

The Full Fee costs are significantly higher than Student Contribution amounts. We strongly advise you to check the following per unit of credit (UOC) and multiply by the number of units of credit to obtain an accurate cost for the course you intend to take.

Unless listed in 'Exceptions' (still TBC), all courses offered by the Business School in Summer Term will be charged at these Full Fee tuition rates:

Full Fee tuition per UOC

Domestic UG courses: $730  

International UG courses: $820

Domestic PG courses: $685

International PG courses: $885

Exceptions: UNSW Business School Courses NOT Full Fee Paying

Only the Business School courses listed below are approved for the subsidised Student Contribution rate for Summer Term, if you are in a Commonwealth supported place in your current program:

If you are in a Full Fee paying place in your current program you will be charged the Full Fee tuition per UOC rate listed above, not the Student Contribution amount.

Read more about Business School courses offered during Summer Term.

Summer Term charges for all other Faculties' courses

Enrolment in courses other than those offered by the Business School will remain under your current tuition status. This means that if you are Commonwealth supported, you will be charged the 2017 Student Contribution rates for Summer Term.  If you are Full Fee Paying, you will be charged the 2017 Full Fee tuition rates.

Note: Summer Term 2016/17 tuition is charged at the 2017 Student Contribution and Tuition Fee rates, whichever is applicable to your circumstances.

Assistance paying your Summer Term fees

If you are a Commonwealth Supported student who is able to access HECS-HELP, you are eligible to use FEE-HELP to defer your Summer Term tuition fees, as long as you have not exceeded your FEE-HELP limit. Check your FEE-HELP eligibility here.

Note: There is a loan fee of 25% for FEE-HELP loans for undergraduate programs. The loan fee does not count towards your FEE-HELP limit.

Applying for FEE-HELP

UNSW students

Complete the form online via myUNSW (My Student Profile tab > My Student Services section > Commonwealth Govt Forms > FEE-HELP).

If you believe you are eligible and cannot access the form please contact the Student Financials Team via email at fees@unsw.edu.au.

Cross institutional students

As part of the acceptance process you will have access to the FEE-HELP form online in myUNSW.

Submitting your application

You must complete your FEE-HELP form and submit it - either online or in person at Student Central - no later than the census date: 8 January 2017 for all Summer Term teaching periods.

Applications for FEE-HELP must be received by the relevant census date to receive FEE-HELP for that teaching period. Applications received after the census date for a given course will not be approved under any circumstances.

Examples of how Summer Semester tuition fees are calculated

Example 1

Ray is an Australian citizen in an undergraduate program and is Commonwealth Supported. He enrols in 3 courses in Summer Term:

1. Course: ACCT1511    Tuition Cost: $4380.00     Eligible for FEE-HELP?: Yes

Ray is charged the Full Fee tuition rate for this course because it is a Business School course and it is not one of the listed Commonwealth Support Exceptions.

2. Course: COMM3020     Tuition Cost: $1324.00     Eligible for FEE-HELP?: Not applicable

Ray is charged the Student Contribution amount for this course, as it is one of the Business School's listed Commonwealth Supported Exceptions for Summer Term.  He is eligible to defer it under HECS-HELP if he has provided his Tax File Number.

3. Course: LAWS1210     Tuition Cost: $1324.00     Eligible for FEE-HELP?: Not applicable

Ray is charged the Student Contribution amount for this course, as it is from a Faculty other than the Business School and therefore he is entitled to be charged under his current Commonwealth Support agreement. He is eligible to defer it under HECS-HELP if he has provided his Tax File Number.

Example 2

Caitlin is an Australian Permanent Resident in a Commonwealth Supported place in a postgraduate Commonwealth Supported program. She enrols in 2 courses in Summer Term:

1. Course: FINS5510    Tuition Cost: $4110.00     Eligible for FEE-HELP?: No

Caitlin is charged the Full Fee amount for this course as it is a Business School course and not one of the listed Commonwealth Support Exceptions. Caitlin is not eligible for FEE-HELP as she is a Permanent Resident who does not hold a humanitarian visa sub-class. Caitlin must pay the full amount upfront.

2. Course: LAWS8203    Tuition Cost: $1324.00     Eligible for FEE-HELP?: Not applicable

Caitlin is charged the Student Contribution amount for this course as it is not a Business School course and she is therefore eligible to remain Commonwealth supported for this course. She must pay the full amount upfront on or before the census date of the course and cannot defer the fees under HECS-HELP. FEE-HELP does not apply in this case as Caitlin is not eligible, and the course is Commonwealth supported and not Full Fee paying.