Commonwealth Supported Students
As an undergraduate student at UWS you have been offered a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) and are considered a Commonwealth Supported Student (unless you are an international student).
Some postgraduate places are also Commonwealth Supported, please check the 2013 Postgraduate Tuition Fees schedule [MS Excel 33Kb] (opens in a new window) to see if your course falls into this category.
As a Commonwealth Supported Student the Australian Government contributes to the cost of your fees and you need to pay the remainder, which is called your Student Contribution. Your Student Contribution depends on the discipline area of each of your units. Discipline areas are divided into different Student Contribution bands.
Step 1: Find out your Student Contribution
The easiest way to find out how much your Student Contribution will be is to look up your electronic Statement of Account (eSOA) in MySR. Your eSOA details the units you are enrolled in, how much you need to pay, the due date and methods of payment. Please make sure all details on your eSOA are correct before census date.
Please note that if you change your enrolment by adding or dropping units after you have paid, but before the session census date, you may have to pay additional fees. Depending on the contribution bands of the changed units, you may also become eligible for a refund (payable after census) or find your fees are unchanged.
How can I work out my Student contribution in advance?
To work out how much your Student Contribution will be before you receive your eSOA, you will first need to find out the Student Contribution band your units fit into based on their general discipline area.
You can then use the Student Contribution calculator to work out the total amount of your contribution.
Step 2: Find out about HELP options
The Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) is a range of loans introduced by the Australian Government from 2005 to provide fee payment assistance to eligible students. Loans are for Australian citizens studying in Australia or overseas. Permanent residents who hold a humanitarian visa are also eligible if studying in Australia.
If eligible you may be able to defer all or part of your Student Contribution through the HECS-HELP loan program. If you choose to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you may receive a HECS-HELP discount. You may also be eligible for OS-HELP if undertaking studies overseas.
New Zealand citizens and holders of an Australian permanent resident visa (other than an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) are not entitled to a discount or HECS-HELP assistance. If you are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident your Student Contribution amount must be paid in full by the census date.
Step 3: Manage your finances
Deadlines for dealing with your fees are based on University census dates. You need to have paid your fees by this date each session. If you want to defer all or part of your fees, you need to have provided your Tax File Number (TFN) as part of your HECS-HELP application by this date.
The University offers a number of ways to make payment including credit card and BPay.
Step 4: Check your eCAN
Your electronic Commonwealth Assistance Notice (eCAN) is an official record of your fees and enrolment. You need to check this to make sure all details are correct. Your eCAN will be available in MySR within 28 days of the approved census date.
Note: Undergraduate Medicine fees
Students who were accepted into the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery course in a domestic fee-paying place before 2009 will be required to pay full fees. FEE-HELP may be available to eligible students. From 2009 onwards, however, all domestic places offered in the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery course will be Commonwealth Supported. HECS-HELP may be available to eligible students.
For 2013, the tuition fees for continuing full fee paying students are as follows:
$4,420 per 10 credit points
$35,360 per 80 credit points