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Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)

What is the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) and do I need to pay it?

Generally all students who are enrolled in 12.5 points (0.125 EFTSL) study load or greater across the calendar year pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

SSAF funds are used to provide a wide range of services and amenities for students, and to support student-focussed initiatives. For further details of how the SSAF is allocated, please visit the Student Services and Amenities Fee webpage.

How do I pay the SSAF, and how much?

 I am a (Type of student)  Will I be charged the SSAF?  How much
(2021 fees)
 How to pay
Commonwealth supported student (including University of Melbourne students on outbound exchange)  Yes $313 for full-time students

$234 for part-time students

Pay using the methods on your Statement of LiabilityStudent Invoice, or

Defer the fee through a SA-HELP loan if eligible.

 Research TrainingProgram student
*Exemption may apply. See Exemptions for Graduate Researchers section below.
 Yes $313 for full-time students

$234 for part-time students
Pay using the methods on your Statement of LiabilityStudent Invoice, or

Defer the fee through a SA-HELP loan if eligible.

 Domestic fee-paying student  No  $0 The University pays an amount equivalent to SSAF annually from fee revenue.
 International fee-paying student  No  $0 The University pays an amount equivalent to SSAF annually from fee revenue.
 Cross-Institutional student  No  $0

The University of Melbourne will not charge you the SSAF. However your home institution will charge the SSAF.

Refer to your home institution for information.

 Exchange student from international partner institutions  No  $0  N/A
 Community Access Program student (CAP)  No  $0  The University pays an amount equivalent to SSAF annually from fee revenue.

Exemptions for Graduate Researchers

You will be exempt from paying the SSAF for that calendar year if you:

  • Complete early - You submit your theses on or before 31 March, or
  • Commence late - Commence your research on or after 2 October

Am I full-time or part-time?

The amount you pay depends if you are studying full-time or part-time.

  • Part-time: if your study load is less than 75 points for the calendar year
  • Full-time: if your study load is more than or equal to 75 points for the calendar year
  • Graduate Researchers: your study load will be calculated for the calendar year and will take into account any changes in study rate, and times when you are not studying (e.g. leave of absence, or after your thesis submission).
  • Change from part-time to full-time, or vice versa: if your study load changes, the amount will be automatically recalculated.

Study load examples

 Semester 1  Semester 2  Total for calendar year  Part-time or Full-time
 Enrolled in 1 subject (12.5 points)  Enrolled in 4 subjects (4x12.5= 50 points)  62.5 points  Part-time
 Enrolled in 1 subject
(12.5 points)
 Leave of absence  12.5 points  Part-time
 Enrolled in 3 subjects (3x12.5 = 37.5 points)  Enrolled in 3 subjects (3x12.5 = 37.5 points)  75 points  Full-time
 Enrolled in final 4 subjects (4x12.5= 50 points)  Course completed (no enrolment)  50 points  Part-time
 No enrolment  Enrolled in 4 subjects
(4 x 12.5 = 50 points)
Commencing course in semester 2.
 50 points  Part-time

When do I have to pay?

You will be charged according to your enrolment load for the calendar year from the first week of classes in Semester 1.

 Date of Enrolment  Study Period  SSAF Due Date
 Summer Term  January - February  17 March
 Semester 1  March - June  17 March
 Year-long subjects  March - November  17 March
 Winter Term  June  6 July
 Year-long (mid-year start)  July - December  17 August
 Semester 2  July - December  17 August