2018 Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)

Students in Commonwealth Supported Places

Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) will be charged a Student Contribution Amount for each enrolled unit of study. The Student Contribution Amount will vary depending on the unit's Student Contribution Band. Your student contribution pays a proportion of the cost of your course and the remainder of your cost is funded by the Commonwealth Grant Scheme. For more information about Commonwealth Supported Places and HECS-HELP, please visit Study Assist website.

To assist you in calculating your CSP fees, please use the following information:

Alternatively Commonwealth supported students wishing to calculate the cost of their units each study period should:

  • Establish your fee admission status (Commonwealth Supported or Full Fee). Full Fee students must use the Full Fee table; and
  • Commonwealth supported students should read your Commonwealth Support and HECS-HELP booklet and refer to this for your eligibility and the details of what you need to do; and
  • Identify the unit(s) by field of study that you will study and the year of admission or re-entry to your course and
  • From the student contribution charge table, select the appropriate rate for each unit of study.
  • Student contribution charges are indexed each year by the Commonwealth Government.
  • Students studying units in different bands will be invoiced by unit at different rates in the same course.

Under certain circumstances students who initially enrolled in a commonwealth supported place may be required to enrol in some units on a fee-paying basis.

Student Contribution Bands and charges per EFTSL

Band

Field of study group

BAND 1

Arts - Humanities - Behavioural Science - Social Studies - Clinical Psychology - Foreign Languages - Visual and Performing Arts

BAND 2

Computing - Built Environment – Allied Health - Other Health – Agriculture

BAND 3

Law - Dentistry - Medicine – Veterinary Science

BAND 4

Education - Nursing

BAND 5

Accounting – Administration – Economics - Commerce

BAND 6

Mathematics – Statistics – Science

BAND 7

Engineering – Surveying

Upfront Student Contribution Amount Discount Changes

On 3rd December 2015 the Labor 2013-14 Budget Savings (Measures No. 2) Bill 2015, was passed by the Parliament. This Bill removes the discount that Commonwealth Supported Students received when making and upfront payment of their Student Contribution Amount to their provider.

From 1 January 2017, there will no longer be any HECS-HELP discount, applied to up-front student contribution payments of $500 or more. This affects all units with a census date after the 1st January 2017 (regardless of the date that the payment was received).

The Bill has also removed the HELP debt voluntary repayment bonus, applied to payments of $500 or more at the ATO.

For more information on this change please go to the Study Assist.

Student Contribution Amount charges per EFTSL* and per 6 credit point (cp) unit

Pre-2010 Students

Student Type

Per 6 CP

Per EFTSL

Band 1

$805

$6,440

Band 2

$1,148

$9,184

Band 3

$1,344

$10,752

Band 4

$644

$5,152

Band 5

$1,344

$10,752

Band 6

$1,148

$9,184

Band 7

$1,148

$9,184

2010 Onwards Students

Student Type

Per 6 CP

Per EFTSL

Band 1

$805

$6,440

Band 2

$1,148

$9,184

Band 3

$1,344

$10,752

Band 4

$805

$6,440

Band 5

$1,344

$10,752

Band 6

$1,148

$9,184

Band 7

$1,148

$9,184

* The amount shown (EFTSL) represents the cost of full-time enrolment for a full year. This is 48 credit points or 8 units per year and will vary depending on the course and units studied. The Student Contribution Charge is subject to increases each year. Students may withdraw from a unit without financial penalty prior to census date each study period. However you should note that to withdraw without financial penalty after the census date (remission of HECS-HELP debt has very strict legal requirements.

Changes to Commonwealth Supported Places Eligibility

On 20th August, 2012, the Higher Education Support Amendment (Student Contribution Amounts and Other Measures) Bill 2012 was passed by the Parliament. This Bill changes the eligibility criteria for Commonwealth Supported Places for students commencing a new degree in from 2013 onwards. From January 1, 2013 onwards Australian Citizens living overseas for the entire length of their degree will not be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place and must pay the Domestic Tuition rate.

Students continuing in a degree which commenced prior to 2013 will be unaffected by this change, but any student transferring from one course of study to another in 2015 will come under the new eligibility criteria.

Changes to HELP eligibility for New Zealand Citizens

On 24th November, 2015 the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2015 was passed by Parliament. This bill alters the eligibility criteria for HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP, VET Fee-HELP, OS-HELP and SA-HELP for New Zealand Citizens who hold a Special Category Visa.

From 1st January, 2016, New Zealand Citizens who hold a Special Category Visa may be eligible to defer their unit fees to the ATO through HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP or their Student Services and Amenities Fee through SA-HELP, if they also meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • you first began to be residing in Australia as a child under 18 years of age and at that time did not have a spouse or de facto partner;
  • you first started to be generally living and resident in Australia at least 10 years before your first application for HELP for your current course;
  • you have been resident in Australia for at least:
    • a total of 8 out of the 10 years immediately before your first application for HELP for your current course; and
    • a total of 18 months out of the two years immediately before the test day; and
  • you are otherwise eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

If you believe that you meet these criteria, please contact Student Accounts via AskUNE.

For more information on this eligibility criteria change please visit Study Assist.

Commonwealth Assistance Notices

The information on this notice is about your HECS-HELP liability to the Australian Tax Office. Students should refer to the HECS-HELP booklet which is available from Study Assist for the details about the Commonwealth Assistance Notice.

If you do not agree with the details of the Commonwealth Assistance Notice, you have 14 days from the date of issue on this notice to advise the University of New England. Please contact Student Central via AskUNE (Please use ' Request for CAN Correction ' in the subject line)Students who withdraw from units after census date will be liable for HECS-HELP and or FEE-HELP fees to the Australian Tax Office for those units.