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Types of fees

The type of fees applicable to you depends on whether you are:

  • a domestic or international student, and
  • studying a degree program (undergraduate or postgraduate) or completing non-award study (for example a Tertiary Preparation Program or professional development courses).

Studying a degree program

Domestic students are students who were born in Australia or New Zealand, who have Australian or New Zealand citizenship, or who have Australian permanent residency status. USQ programs for our domestic students are either:

  • Commonwealth supported, and liable for a student contribution amount, or
  • not supported by the Commonwealth, therefore liable for full fees.

International students are not supported by the Commonwealth and are liable to pay full fees.

Completing Non-award study

Non-award study refers to enrolment in a subject or subjects which do not count towards an award program at USQ, including:

  • preparatory programs, such as the Tertiary Preparation Program
  • professional development courses.

Depending on your citizenship or residency you may pay for your non-award study via:

  • full fees, or
  • receive a scholarship and not pay fees.

Student Services and Amenities Fee

In accordance with new Australian Government legislation, USQ will be charging you a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SA Fee) from Semester 2, 2012. This fee is intended to provide you with enhanced student services related to: health and welfare, orientation and support, student development and enrichment and student assistance programs.

The charging will be based on your individual study load and for 2014 will be charged @ $35 per unit point value, not to exceed the annual $281 cap. If you are an Australian citizen or Permanent Humanitarian Visa holder and eligible to access a HELP loan, you may be eligible to defer payment through the SA-HELP scheme, similar to the HECS-HELP. Please note that cross-institutional students who study courses at USQ are not eligible to defer their USQ SA Fee.

For further information go to the Australian Government Study Assist website for details or USQ FAQs in Ask USQ.

Other study costs

It is also important to be aware of other study costs you may incur throughout your studies at USQ.