Fees at UNSW include tuition fees, the student services and amenities fee (SSAF), and other incidental fees.
There are different tuition fees for domestic, international and Commonwealth Supported Students, and for different programs. Tuition fees for students are set by course rather than program.
- Check the overview list outlining all UNSW fees for all students.
- If you want to see how much tuition fees have been in previous years, you can find them in the fees archive.
- If you’re an international student, find out about international student tuition fees by faculty along with information about deposits and voluntary upfront payments. You can also check indicative fees for future years at UNSW.
- If you’re a domestic full fee paying student, find out about domestic full fee paying student tuition fees by faculty.
- Fees may apply if you discontinue your program.
- Read detailed information about UNSW’s student fee policies and procedures.
- Find answers to FAQs about fees and explanations of common terms related to your fees.
- Get information about Commonwealth financial support, including HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP, SA-HELP and OS-HELP.
Your fee statement
Your fee statement displays your tuition fee or student contribution liability and your payments for the current semester/term.
The statement is called the 'Confirmation of Enrolment, Statement of Student Debt' and can be used as an invoice for your employer or for tax purposes.
- Your fee statement is available at the beginning of each term on myUNSW. Your current fee liability is also displayed in myUNSW in the centre column of the myUNSW my Student Profile tab (login required).
- Learn more about your fee statement.
There are several options for paying your fees. They must be paid by the due date.
- See instructions on how to pay your fees.
- Your payment due date is on your fee statement, but you can also search for payment due dates and census dates. The census date is the last day that you can withdraw from a course without financial penalty.
- Find out how fees debt prevents you from accessing university services, and other consequences if you don’t pay your fees by the due date.
- If your sponsor is paying all or some of your fees, UNSW will invoice your sponsor for fees for sponsored or assisted students following the relevant census date. If the sponsor doesn’t pay your tuition fees, you are liable for the fees.
- If your employer is paying all or some of your fees, you will need to give them your fee statement from myUNSW and the Australia Post payment slip. There are more details in the FAQs about fees.
- In some circumstances, you may be able to get a refund or remission of fees you have paid.
Proof of payment and tax invoices
You will get a receipt at the time of payment. Depending on how you pay, this could be an online receipt, a receipt number or a printed receipt. UNSW cannot issue another receipt if you lose the original.
Your UNSW Fee Statement serves as a tax invoice for your employer or tax purposes. It has all the information the Australian Taxation Office requires from students and employers when submitting or claiming education expenses on tax returns.
- Find out more about how to get a receipt via your payment method.
- You may also need to provide an enrolment statement so that you can be reimbursed for tuition fees or receive a benefit or allowance from an overseas government or employer.
The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)
The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is compulsory. The SSAF contributes to the provision of amenities and non-academic services such as health services, financial advice, sporting and recreational activities, student advocacy and legal services. The amount you pay is based on your study load.
- Find out more about the SSAF.
- SA-HELP is a Commonwealth loan scheme that can help you pay all or part of your Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
Help with fee payments
- If you need help paying your fees, you might be eligible for financial assistance.
- If you have questions or need further support with fees, you can contact the Student Financials Team.
Fee payment plans
If exceptional circumstances mean you’re having difficulty paying your tuition fees, you can apply for a payment plan. This means you pay your fees in instalments. Payment plans are usually for one semester or term at a time.
- Learn about how payment plans and the instalment process works. You can also access the application form.