Student services and amenities fee (SSAF)

Most Charles Sturt students pay the student services and amenities fee (SSAF). This fee goes towards the ongoing maintenance and development of essential services and facilities for all our students.

How much is the SSAF?

Fees are indexed and may increase each calendar year.

For 2020, the SSAF will be $38 per 8-point subject, with a maximum annual fee capped at $304 per student.

Will I need to pay the SSAF?

If you fit into one of the below categories, yes.

  • Commonwealth government-supported students.
  • Fee-paying domestic students.
  • Associate Degree in Policing Practice students.
  • Eligible onshore commencing international students, including those studying at partner locations.
  • International online students (not studying via a partner institution).
  • All domestic students (continuing and starting) studying at partner locations.

Higher Degree by Research students do not have to pay the SSAF.

In future sessions, this list may be amended to include students not currently listed.

How do I pay the SSAF?

We'll send you an invoice each session. You'll need to pay your SSAF upfront by the census date each session unless you're deferring.

To make a payment, please visit our online payments page.

Can I defer paying the SSAF?

Yes, as long as you're eligible for a SA-HELP loan. A SA-HELP loan will defer all or part of your SSAF.

Deferring your HECS or FEE-HELP liability doesn't automatically defer your SSAF liability. You'll need to defer your SSAF separately through SA-HELP.

Once your deferment arrangement is set up, it'll remain in place while you're enrolled in the same degree. If you enrol in a different degree, you'll need to reapply for SA-HELP.

Remember, if you're going to defer your SSAF, you need to do so before the relevant census date cut-off.

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