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.

Course fees

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.

Commonwealth supported place fees

Fee-paying place fees

Single subject study fees

Study-related costs

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 at campus bookstores or online.

Digital tech

While we have computer labs on all our campuses, plus laptops for hire at our libraries, you'll most likely need your own laptop.

Residential school

If you're studying online, part of your course may include a residential school (res school). This is where you'll visit our campus for an interactive, hands-on learning experience with your classmates. If you have a res school, you'll need to cover your accommodation, food and travel expenses during your stay. You can take advantage of our affordable res school meal and accommodation packages.

To see what other costs you may have, follow the links below.

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.

Access help with costs

Help with costs is available. Find out about Government assistance and student loans.

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