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Getting your head around your student fees doesn't need to be hard work. Use the menu to tell us what type of student you are, and we'll provide the information you need. Find out how your fees are calculated and how to make sure you pay on time.

What type of student are you?

International Students pay Full Fees

  • International students are not eligible for Commonwealth Supported Places.
  • Please select "Full-Fee paying" for more information.
  • If you are unsure, check your offer letter or invoice for more information about your fee type.

International Students pay Full Fees

  • International students are not eligible for Commonwealth Supported Places.
  • Please select "Full-Fee paying" for more information.
  • If you are unsure, check your offer letter or invoice for more information about your fee type.

Domestic graduate students in a Commonwealth Supported Place

What do I need to pay?

As a domestic graduate student enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), you will pay:

  • A Commonwealth Support Place student contribution amount. The amounts are for each individual subject, and are determined by the Australian Government. Check the Fee Table for subject costs
  • A Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

How much do my subjects cost?

  • Check the Fee Table for information about subject costs, EFTSL and census dates.
  • Subjects are sorted alphabetically by subject code.

2017 Fee Table

How do I pay my fees?

  • Information about payment methods are detailed on the pay-in slip of your Student Invoice and Statement of Liability.
  • For more information about payment methods, see Pay my fees.

Can I get help paying my fees?

  • If you are an Australian citizen or permanent humanitarian visa holder with a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) you may be eligible for HECS-HELP. If you are eligible, you can defer all or part of your tuition fees via a government loan, which you repay when your income reaches the minimum repayment threshold.
  • Financial support information and resources are available from my.unimelb under the Student Admin tab in Financial support, as well as the ask.unimelb FAQ on Fee Date Extensions.

Tips for using the Fee Table

  • As the file is large and the table has a lot of detail, we recommend using a desktop computer connected to Wi-Fi.
  • After you've downloaded and opened the Fee Table, use CTRL+F (or CMD+F) to search for your subject by subject name or code.

Domestic undergraduate students in a Commonwealth Supported Place

What do I need to pay?

As a domestic undergraduate student enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), you will pay:

  • A Commonwealth Support Place student contribution amount. The amounts are for each individual subject, and are determined by the Australian Government. Check the Fee Table for subject costs.
  • A Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

How much do my subjects cost?

  • Check the Fee Table for information about subject costs, EFTSL and census dates.
  • Subjects are sorted alphabetically by subject code.

2017 Fee Table

How do I pay my fees?

  • Information about payment methods are detailed on the pay-in slip of your Student Invoice and Statement of Liability.
  • For more information about payment methods, see Pay my fees.

Can I get help paying my fees?

  • If you are an Australian citizen or permanent humanitarian visa holder with a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) you may be eligible for HECS-HELP. If you are eligible, you can defer all or part of your tuition fees via a government loan, which you repay when your income reaches the minimum repayment threshold.
  • Financial support information and resources are available from my.unimelb under the Student Admin tab in Financial support, as well as the ask.unimelb FAQ on Fee Date Extensions.

Tips for using the Fee Table

  • As the file is large and the table has a lot of detail, we recommend using a desktop computer connected to Wi-Fi.
  • After you've downloaded and opened the Fee Table, use CTRL+F (or CMD+F) to search for your subject by subject name or code.

Domestic undergraduate students paying full fees

What do I need to pay?

  • As an undergraduate student you will be considered to have a Full-Fee Paying Place if you began your current undergraduate course in a Full-Fee Paying Place prior to 2009, or if you commenced here as an international student and later gained Permanent Residency.
  • Domestic undergraduate students in Full-Fee Paying Places pay fees according to the discipline fee band of each individual subject in which they enrol, not the overall course that they are studying.
  • Check the Fee Table for subject costs.

How much do my subjects cost?

  • Check the Fee Table for information about subject costs, EFTSL and census dates.
  • Subjects are sorted alphabetically by subject code.

2017 Fee Table

How do I pay my fees?

  • Information about payment methods are detailed on the pay-in slip of your Student Invoice and Statement of Liability.
  • For more information about payment methods, see Pay my fees.

Can I get help paying my fees?

  • Financial Support information and resources are available from my.unimelb under the Student Admin tab in Financial support, as well as the ask.unimelb FAQ on Fee Date Extensions.

Tips for using the Fee Table

  • As the file is large and the table has a lot of detail, we recommend using a desktop computer connected to Wi-Fi.
  • After you've downloaded and opened the Fee Table, use CTRL+F (or CMD+F) to search for your subject by subject name or code.

Domestic graduate students paying full fees

What do I need to pay?

As a domestic graduate student in a Full-Fee Paying Place, your tuition fees are course-based as opposed to subject based (unless you commenced your Full-Fee course prior to 2010). This means you’ll pay according to the annual course fee of the degree you are studying.

How much do my subjects cost?

To calculate the cost of each subject:

  1. Refer to the relevant Fee Table
  2. Check the EFTSL value for your course
  3. Check your annual course fee
  4. Multiply the EFTSL by the annual course fee.

2017 Fee Table

How do I pay my fees?

  • Information about payment methods are detailed on the pay-in slip of your Student Invoice and Statement of Liability.
  • For more information about payment methods, see Pay my fees.

Can I get help paying my fees?

  • Financial Support information and resources are available from my.unimelb under the Student Admin tab in Financial support, as well as the ask.unimelb FAQ on Fee Date Extensions.

Tips for using the Fee Table

  • As the file is large and the table has a lot of detail, we recommend using a desktop computer connected to Wi-Fi.
  • After you've downloaded and opened the Fee Table, use CTRL+F (or CMD+F) to search for your subject by subject name or code.

Domestic graduate students paying full fees (Office of Environmental Programs and cross-institutional)

What do I need to pay?

If you are enrolled in an Office of Environmental Programs course, or are an incoming cross-institutional student, you will pay fees according to the discipline fee band of each individual subject in which you enrol. Check the Fee Table for subject costs.

How much do my subjects cost?

  • Check the Fee Table for information about subject costs, EFTSL and census dates.
  • Subjects are sorted alphabetically by subject code.

2017 Fee Table

How do I pay my fees?

  • Information about payment methods are detailed on the pay-in slip of your Student Invoice and Statement of Liability.
  • For more information about payment methods, see Pay my fees.

Tips for using the Fee Table

  • As the file is large and the table has a lot of detail, we recommend using a desktop computer connected to Wi-Fi.
  • After you've downloaded and opened the Fee Table, use CTRL+F (or CMD+F) to search for your subject by subject name or code.

International graduate students paying full fees (Office of Environmental Programs and cross-institutional)

What do I need to pay?

If you are enrolled in an Office of Environmental Programs course, or are an incoming cross-institutional student, you will pay fees according to the discipline fee band of each individual subject in which you enrol. Check the Fee Table for subject costs.

How much do my subjects cost?

  • Check the Fee Table for information about subject costs, EFTSL and census dates.
  • Subjects are sorted alphabetically by subject code.

2017 Fee Table

Tips for using the Fee Table

  • As the file is large and the table has a lot of detail, we recommend using a desktop computer connected to Wi-Fi.
  • After you've downloaded and opened the Fee Table, use CTRL+F (or CMD+F) to search for your subject by subject name or code.

International undergraduate students paying full fees

What do I need to pay?

As an international undergraduate student you pay fees according to the discipline fee band of the subjects you’re enrolled in. This also applies to international students who are undergraduate international incoming cross-institutional students. The cost of individual subjects within your course may vary. Check the Fee Table for subject costs.

How much do my subjects cost?

  • Check the Fee Table for information about subject costs, EFTSL and census dates.
  • Subjects are sorted alphabetically by subject code.

2017 Fee Table

How do I pay my fees?

  • Information about payment methods are detailed on the pay-in slip of your Student Invoice and Statement of Liability.
  • If you are a commencing international student wanting to pay your deposit or OSHC, refer to your offer letter.
  • For more information about payment methods, see Pay my fees.

Tips for using the Fee Table

  • As the file is large and the table has a lot of detail, we recommend using a desktop computer connected to Wi-Fi.
  • After you've downloaded and opened the Fee Table, use CTRL+F (or CMD+F) to search for your subject by subject name or code.

International graduate students paying full fees

What do I need to pay?

As an international graduate student your tuition fees are course-based (unless you commenced your Full-Fee course prior to 2010). This means you’ll pay according to your annual course fee.

How much do my subjects cost?

To calculate the cost of each subject:

  1. Refer to the relevant Fee Table
  2. Check the EFTSL value for your course
  3. Check your annual course fee
  4. Multiply the EFTSL by the annual course fee.

2017 Fee Table

How do I pay my fees?

  • Information about payment methods are detailed on the pay-in slip of your Student Invoice and Statement of Liability.
  • If you are a commencing international student wanting to pay your deposit or OSHC, refer to your offer letter.
  • For more information about payment methods, see Pay my fees.

Can I get help paying my fees?

  • Financial Support information and resources are available from my.unimelb under the Student Admin tab in Financial support, as well as the ask.unimelb FAQ on Fee Date Extensions.

Tips for using the Fee Table

  • As the file is large and the table has a lot of detail, we recommend using a desktop computer connected to Wi-Fi.
  • After you've downloaded and opened the Fee Table, use CTRL+F (or CMD+F) to search for your subject by subject name or code.

Community Access Program (CAP)

What do I need to pay?

  • As a Community Access Program (CAP) student, you pay a tuition fee for each subject that you enrol in.
  • Your fees will vary depending on your enrolment (assessed or non-assessed mode), the subjects you choose, as well as the study load (or Equivalent Full-Time Study Load (EFTSL) of each subject.
  • Tuition fee payments are usually made before you commence your study.

How much do my subjects cost?

  • Check the Fee Table for information about subject costs, EFTSL and census dates.
  • Subjects are sorted alphabetically by subject code.

2017 Fee Table

How do I pay my fees?

  • Information about payment methods are detailed on the pay-in slip of your Student Invoice and Statement of Liability.
  • For more information about payment methods, see Pay my fees.

Find more information on ask.unimelb


Community Access Program (CAP)

What do I need to pay?

  • As a Community Access Program (CAP) student, you pay a tuition fee for each subject that you enrol in.
  • Your fees will vary depending on your enrolment (assessed or non-assessed mode), the subjects you choose, as well as the study load (or Equivalent Full-Time Study Load (EFTSL) of each subject.
  • Tuition fee payments are usually made before you commence your study.

How much do my subjects cost?

  • Check the Fee Table for information about subject costs, EFTSL and census dates.
  • Subjects are sorted alphabetically by subject code.

2017 Fee Table

How do I pay my fees?

  • Information about payment methods are detailed on the pay-in slip of your Student Invoice and Statement of Liability.
  • For more information about payment methods, see Pay my fees.

Find more information on ask.unimelb


Community Access Program (CAP)

What do I need to pay?

  • As a Community Access Program (CAP) student, you pay a tuition fee for each subject that you enrol in.
  • Your fees will vary depending on your enrolment (assessed or non-assessed mode), the subjects you choose, as well as the study load (or Equivalent Full-Time Study Load (EFTSL) of each subject.
  • Tuition fee payments are usually made before you commence your study.

How much do my subjects cost?

  • Check the Fee Table for information about subject costs, EFTSL and census dates.
  • Subjects are sorted alphabetically by subject code.

2017 Fee Table

How do I pay my fees?

  • Information about payment methods are detailed on the pay-in slip of your Student Invoice and Statement of Liability.
  • For more information about payment methods, see Pay my fees.

Find more information on ask.unimelb


Community Access Program (CAP)

What do I need to pay?

  • As a Community Access Program (CAP) student, you pay a tuition fee for each subject that you enrol in.
  • Your fees will vary depending on your enrolment (assessed or non-assessed mode), the subjects you choose, as well as the study load (or Equivalent Full-Time Study Load (EFTSL) of each subject.
  • Tuition fee payments are usually made before you commence your study.

How much do my subjects cost?

  • Check the Fee Table for information about subject costs, EFTSL and census dates.
  • Subjects are sorted alphabetically by subject code.

2017 Fee Table

How do I pay my fees?

  • Information about payment methods are detailed on the pay-in slip of your Student Invoice and Statement of Liability.
  • For more information about payment methods, see Pay my fees.

Find more information on ask.unimelb


Frequently asked questions

Your tuition fees will vary depending on what type of student you are (as stated on your offer letter) and the course you are studying. Some students are charged fees for individual subjects (these costs vary from subject to subject), while others are charged fees according to the annual course fee of the course (degree) they study and their study load.

The SSAF provides a significant increase in the level of funding available to student services and amenities. Eligible students can defer payment of the SSAF (similar to how Commonwealth Supported Place students can defer tuition fees via HECS-HELP), by applying for SA-HELP assistance.

Your payment due date(s) will vary dependent upon the study period in which your subjects fall and the instalment payment option you have chosen. For more information see our FAQ on Fees Due Dates.

Your Statement of Liability lists all fees owing for the year and your payment due dates. The statement can be accessed via my.unimelb using the ‘View all my Unpaid Fees and Statement of Liability’ link on the Fees page in the ‘Student Admin’ tab.

It is recommended that you view your Statement of Liability after enrolling in subjects to check your fees and note upcoming payment due dates.

Every subject has a census date. If you remain enrolled in a subject after the census date you will retain a fee charge for the subject. If you wish to withdraw from a subject you must do so by the subject census date for your fee charge to be cancelled. For more information see our FAQ on Fees Due Dates .

For an overview of available payment methods, check the Pay my fees.

Statement of Liability

  • Your Statement of Liability is an invoice on which you may pay your fees. It updates immediately for any enrolment changes and lists all your unpaid fees for a calendar year, due dates and the payment methods.
  • The statement can be accessed via my.unimelb using the 'View all my Unpaid Fees and Statement of Liability' link on the Fees page in the 'Student Admin' tab.
  • You should view your Statement of Liability after enrolling in subjects to check your fees and note upcoming payment due dates.

Student Invoice

  • Your Student Invoice is issued regularly throughout the year via my.unimelb and only includes those fees due for payment within the invoicing period (usually within four to five weeks of issue)
  • Late payment fees apply if you fail to pay a Mandatory fee (excluding SSAF) by your due date. Failure to pay tuition fees may lead to cancellation of enrolment. See the ask.unimelb FAQ on Overdue Fees Penalty.

Fee Account Statement

The online Fee Account Statement displays your fee charges and payments for a selected year and may be used to check that your payment was received by the University. Scholarships and sponsorships are also recorded against each fee charge.

You can order your Fee Account Statement online via my.unimelb, by navigating to the Fees page and clicking View my Payment History (Fee Account Statement) under the Student Admin tab.

In the recent budget, the Federal Government announced a set of proposed higher education reforms, which is currently being debated in parliament. The University of Melbourne has received reassurances from the Federal Minister for Education that if you are studying with us and you’re currently supported through a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), you will remain eligible to apply for a CSP or Australian Fee place at graduate level. As is currently the case, you still need to successfully complete the course prerequisites.

This arrangement is guaranteed in 2018. Until legislation is passed, we cannot speculate on funding arrangements beyond 2019.

More information