Am I required to have Pre-2009 status?
Policy changes announced in the 2008 Australian Government budget resulted in the Mathematics, Statistics and Science subject areas being reclassified as National Priority Band subject areas effective from 1 January 2009. The Government advised that Pre-2009 students will continue to pay the Band 2 rate for topics in these subject areas. You will have Pre-2009 status if you:
- commenced study at university before 2009; AND
- have not completed your course; AND
- are either:
- continuing in the same course (even if you have taken a break from study); OR
- have not completed a previous course and have transferred to another course, with or without a break in study and are approved for credit in the new course at the time of determination of your status (other than students who are transferring from a non-science to a science degree, see details below).
Post-2009 status will apply if you:
- have never previously studied at university; or
- are transferring from a non-science degree to a science degree; or
- have completed a degree and are now commencing a new degree.
Continuing students who commenced between 2009 and 2012 were charged the National Priority rate for Mathematics, Statistics and Science subject areas. Policy changes announced in the 2012 Australian Government budget resulted in the Mathematics, Statistics and Science subject areas being reclassified as Band 2 subject areas for all students effective from 1 January 2013. Continuing students will be charged Band 2 for any future topics in the Mathematics, Statistics and Science subject areas.
If you are unsure whether you are required to have Pre-2009 status, contact Student Finance Services for advice.