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The Student Centre

Fees

Course fees apply to all award courses. The current schedule of fees can be found on the AFTRS website: ↗ Fees page.

The tuition fees outlined in your letter of offer are the indicative course tuition fees, expressed as both a total course cost and per annum cost. They are reviewed each year and you are liable for the additional tuition costs if the tuition fees rise during the course of your enrolment.

You must pay the full fee, set by AFTRS, for a course of study. The fees must be paid by the specified date as advised in the letter of offer and on the ↗ Fees page of AFTRS website.

Fees are payable upfront on a per-semester basis, or eligible students may borrow the full course fee through FEE-HELP. 

UPFRONT Fees

If you have elected to pay your fees upfront , then fees are due on 30 January for Semester 1 fees and 30 July for Semester 2 fees.

They can be paid via the Student Portal: Paradigm via credit card or via bank deposit to AFTRS account as per details on the AFTRS fee page on the website.

If you are paying Upfront and experiencing financial difficulties, you may apply to the Student Cenre to pay  pay your fees in installments.  If you do not pay your fees by the specified date you may be excluded from your course by the Director of Finance and Technology.

Fee Help

LOAN FEE EXEMPTION till end 2021

Prior to COVID-19 adjustments, students paid a 25 per cent FEE-HELP loan fee. 

The Higher Education Relief Package was announced by the Government in 2020 in response to COVID-19. In it, loan fees for FEE‑HELP loans were waived during 2020 to lessen the impact of COVID-19 on students and higher education providers. 

The Government has extended the FEE-HELP loan fee exemption until 31 December 2021 to continue to encourage local students to study for the remainder of 2021.

This means that undergraduate students accessing a FEE-HELP loan will not be charged the FEE-HELP loan fee for census dates in 2021.

As outlined in press release from the Minister for Education and Youth  & the Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business on 31 April 2021.