Fees and costs
It's a long-term investment. But setting yourself up for a career you'll love is worth it. Here's everything you may need to include in your uni plans.
Your course fees will depend on a few things: the number of subjects you enrol in, the course you're studying and the type of student you are – for example, Commonwealth supported, fee-paying or international.
You can check your course online for indicative fees for your first year of study. If you have any questions, please call our friendly team on 1800 275 278. You can even request a call back with our online contact form.
You'll have some additional things to factor into your student budget. Let's take a look.
You may need to buy textbooks for some of your subjects. You can easily find them online.
Learning in a real workplace is an integral part of many courses at Charles Sturt. Some subjects in your course may include a compulsory or optional workplace learning placement (also known as placements, practicums or work integrated learning). Workplace learning assists your preparation for your future work and career. While on placement you will have opportunity to learn and practice industry specific knowledge and skills and connect with potential future employers and colleagues. To find out if any subjects in your course have workplace learning, check the courses page.
You'll need to factor in workplace learning costs to your overall course costs; they're not automatically included. You may be required to undertake workplace learning away from your residential address. You may be required to pay for pre-placement compliance requirements, accommodation near the placement site, travel to and from the placement site, along with food and living costs, uniforms and parking. Depending on your situation, students may even also be required to maintain their home expenses while away.
To help make your workplace learning experience that bit easier, we also have a range of grants and other financial assistance to give you a helping hand. Scholarships are available to assist you to meet the costs of attending placement. For example, you may be eligible to apply for our Professional Placement Equity Grant to help with the cost of workplace learning and a Fares Allowance to help with the cost of travel. And don't forget, you may be able to use your student travel concession to make getting there easier.
While we have computer labs on all our campuses, plus laptops for hire at our libraries, you'll most likely need your own laptop.
Some subjects in your course may include a compulsory or optional intensive school. This is your opportunity to come on campus for between one and five days for face-to-face learning with academics and other students in your course. And it gives you the opportunity to engage in practical learning, go deeper into course material and ask plenty of questions. You'll get to interact with your academic staff and peers, go to lectures, practicals and tutorials, and make use of a range of campus facilities. To find out if any subjects in your course have intensive schools, check the course page.
You'll need to factor in intensive school costs to your overall course costs; they're not automatically included. You can take advantage of our reasonably priced on-campus intensive school accommodation. What's more, to help make your intensive school experience that bit easier, we also have a range of grants and other financial assistance to give you a helping hand. For example, you may be eligible to apply for our Equity Grant to help with the cost of on-campus accommodation and a Fares Allowance to help with the cost of travel. And don't forget, you may be able to use your student travel concession to make getting there easier.
To see what other costs you may have, follow the links below.
- Accommodation fees
- Other fees and charges
- Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)
- Study Link fees
- University fees and charges
How do I get a refund?
If you’re a fee-paying student and withdraw from your course in writing before the census deadline for that session, you may be eligible for a refund on your course fees. You'll need to give written notice of your decision to withdraw from your course to the Student Administration Office before the census cut-off date for that session.
You can find the deadline for withdrawing from a subject in the Student Administration Office information booklet. This booklet was included in the welcome pack you received from Charles Sturt.
Refer to our important dates for census deadlines.
How to make a payment
Find out all you need to know about making a payment.