As a Commonwealth supported student studying in 2009, you will be charged a student contribution amount for each topic you enrol in. The amount you pay for each topic depends on which subject area the topic relates to. Your student contribution amount will be calculated using the Annual Student Contribution Amount from the table below.

If you are a new student who has not studied at university before, you will be charged according to the rates set out in the Student Contribution Amount in 2009 table below.

If you meet certain conditions as a Commonwealth supported student you may be:

Note: Students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or Permanent Residents, and who are not Commonwealth supported students , should refer to Fee-Paying Student Tuition Fees .

Student Contribution Amounts for 2009 Enrolment

Band

Subject Area

Annual Student Contribution Amount

National PrioritiesEducation, Nursing,$4,162
Mathematics, Statistics, Science
See the eligibility criteria for National Priority band rates for these areas under Pre-2009 status
Band 1Humanities, Behavioural Science, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Social Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts$5,201
Band 2Agriculture, Computing, Built Environment, Health, Engineering, Surveying$7,412
Mathematics, Statistics, Science
For students required to have Pre-2009 status
Accounting, Administration, Business, Commerce, Economics, Tourism
See the eligibility criteria for Band 2 rates for these subject areas under Pre-2008 status
Band 3Law, Medicine$8,677
Accounting, Administration, Business, Commerce, Economics, Tourism
See the eligibility criteria for Band 2 rates for these subject areas under Pre-2008 status

 

Check the student contribution band for your topics by entering the subject area (eg ENGL) in the box:

Example of Student Contribution Amounts

The table below shows the cost for individual topics based on the unit value.

Units

National Priorities ($)

Band 1 ($)

Band 2 ($)

Band 3 ($)

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Paying
Up-front*

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Paying
Up-front*

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Paying
Up-front*

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Paying
Up-front*

4.5520.00416.00650.00520.00926.00740.801,084.00867.20
6693.00554.40866.00692.801,235.00988.001,446.001,156.80
18
(A full time semester)
2,081.001,664.802,600.002,080.003,706.002,964.804,338.003,470.40
36
(A full time year)
4,162.003,329.605,201.004,160.807,412.005,929.608,677.006,941.60

* Discounted amount: As a Commonwealth supported student, if you are eligible and if you pay all or part (minimum $500 per census date) of your student contribution amount up-front to the University before the relevant census date you will receive a 20% discount on the payments made.

Examples - how to work out the student contribution amount

A topic at Band 3

Jane is a new student in 2009 and has enrolled in LLAW1101. Jane has checked the student contribution band for this topic . This is a 4.5 unit topic at Band 3 ($8,677 per year).

A full-time load at Flinders is 36 units (1 EFTSL). To calculate the student contribution amount divide the topic unit value (4.5) by the total units for the year (36) and multiply by the annual student contribution amount.

LLAW1101: 4.5 units at Band 3 rate= 4.5/36 x $8,677

=

$1,084.62

Total rounded down to the nearest dollar

=

$1,084.00

Jane's student contribution amount for LLAW1101 in 2009 is $1,084.00

If Jane opts to pay up-front and is eligible for the 20% discount she will pay $867.20. The discount is calculated on the whole-dollar amount for the topic so the discounted amount payable is $1,084 x 80% = $867.20.

A National Priority (NP) topic

John is a new student in 2009 and has enrolled in NURS1101. John has checked the student contribution band for this topic . This is a 4.5 unit topic at National Priority (NP) band($4,162 per year).

A full-time load at Flinders is 36 units (1 EFTSL). To calculate the student contribution amount divide the topic unit value (4.5) by the total units for the year (36) and multiply by the annual student contribution amount.

NURS1101: 4.5 units at National Priority (NP) rate
= 4.5/36 x $4,162

=

$520.25

Total rounded down to the nearest dollar remains

=

$520.00

John's student contribution amount for NURS1101 in 2009 is $520.00

If John opts to pay up-front and is eligible for the 20% discount he will pay $416.00. The discount is calculated on the whole-dollar amount for the topic so the discounted amount payable is $520 x 80% = $416.00.

Annual amount for a student

Charlotte is a full-time student with enrolment across more than one band.

Charlotte has commenced a Bachelor of Arts in 2009 and has enrolled full-time for the year, ie 36 units.

Charlotte has enrolled in eight topics in total:

  • 2 x 4.5 unit Humanities topics (HUMN1001 and HUMN1002 - Band 1);
  • 2 x 4.5 unit Legal Studies topics (LEGL1001 and LEGL1003 - Band 1);
  • 2 x 4.5 unit Archaeology topics (ARCH1001 and ARCH1002 - Band 1); and
  • 2 x 4.5 unit Computing topics (COMP1001 and COMP1101 - Band 2).

Her student contribution amount is calculated as follows:

Rate per topic

Calculated amount per topic

Rounded down to whole $

No. topics

Total

4.5 unit topic at Band 1 rate: 4.5/36 x $5,201

=

$650.13

$650.00

6

$3,900.00

4.5 unit topic at Band 2 rate: 4.5/36 x $7,260

=

$926.50

$926.00

2

$1,852.00

Total

$5,752.00

Charlotte's student contribution amount for 2009 is $5,752.00.

If Charlotte opts to pay up-front and is eligible for the 20% discount she will pay $4,601.60 for the year. Discount is calculated on the whole-dollar amount for each topic. Hence the discounted amount payable is $5,752 x 80% = $4,601.60.