GOVERNMENT CHANGES TO FUNDING OF EDUCATION
The Australian Government has proposed a number of changes to the funding of higher education which may come into effect in 2018.  The student contribution amounts for 2018 may change with pending legislation.  At the time of publishing, these changes had not passed.

For updates about the proposed changes and how they may affect you, go to Study Assist .

 

As a Commonwealth supported student studying in 2018, you will be charged a student contribution amount for each topic you enrol in. The amount you are charged for each topic will depend 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.

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 2018 enrolment

Band

Subject Area

Annual Student Contribution Amount

Band 1

Behavioural Science, Clinical Psychology, Education, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Nursing, Social Studies, Visual and Performing Arts

$6,561.00

Band 2

Agriculture, Allied Health, Built Environment, Computing, Engineering, Mathematics, Other Health, Science, Statistics, Surveying

$9,353.00

Band 3

Accounting, Administration, Business, Commerce, Economics, Law, Medicine, Tourism

$10,951.00

 

Check the student contribution amounts for your topics by entering the subject area (e.g. ENGL) in the box:

 

Student contribution amounts by topic

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

Units

Band 1 ($)

Band 2 ($)

Band 3 ($)

4.5

820.00

1,169.00

1,368.00

 9

1,640.00

 2,338.00

2,737.00

18
(A full time semester)

3,280.00

4,676.00

5,475.00

36
(A full time year)

6,561.00

9,353.00

10,951.00

 

Examples - how to work out the student contribution amount

A topic at Band 1

Josh is a new student in 2018 and has enrolled in NURS1001. Josh has checked the student contribution band for this topic. This is a 4.5 unit topic at Band 1 ($6,561 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.

NURS1001: 4.5 units at Band 1 rate = 4.5/36 x $6,349

=

$793.00

Josh's student contribution amount for NURS1001 in 2018 is $820.00

A topic at Band 3

Ann is a new student in 2018 and has enrolled in LLAW1211. Ann has checked the student contribution band for this topic. This is a 4.5 unit topic at Band 3 ($10,951 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.

LLAW1211: 4.5 units at Band 3 rate = 4.5/36 x $10,951

=

$1,368.00

Ann's student contribution amount for LLAW1211 in 2018 is $1,368.00

Annual amount for a student (multiple bands)

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

Charlotte has commenced a Bachelor of Arts in 2018 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 (Band 1);
  • 2 x 4.5 unit Legal Studies topics (Band 1);
  • 2 x 4.5 unit Archaeology topics (Band 1); and
  • 2 x 4.5 unit Computing topics (Band 2).

Her student contribution amount is calculated as follows:

 

Rate per topic

Calculated amount per topic

No. topics

Total

4.5 unit topic at Band 1 rate: 4.5/36 x $6,561

=

$820.00

6

$4,920.00

4.5 unit topic at Band 2 rate: 4.5/36 x $9,353

=

$1,169.00

2

$2,338.00

Total

$7,258.00

Charlotte's student contribution amount for 2018 is $7,258.00.