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Other study costs

While tuition fees are the main costs associated with going to uni, there are some other costs to consider, for example:

  • your textbooks
  • optional Student Guild fees
  • parking fees if you are on-campus
  • photocopying and printing fees
  • school or office supplies for home study, and
  • accommodation fees if you are living at the Residential Colleges

Charges can also apply to certain administrative actions, for example:


Action  2016 Fee  2017 Fee
Replacement of a graduate's testamur (certificate)   AUD65 plus delivery*  AUD75 plus delivery*
Appeal against an awarded final grade (to be refunded if appeal is successful)  AUD65  N/A
A copy of a student's own marked examination script  AUD30  AUD30
A copy of student's own official Academic Transcript AUD15 per copy plus delivery*  AUD25 per copy plus delivery
An official copy of graduate's own AHEGS (Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement) statement  AUD15 per copy plus delivery*  AUD25 per copy plus delivery*
Appeal against failure to grant an exemption  AUD65  N/A
To test out of a course after having been denied an exemption  AUD120  N/A
Extension of time to pay tuition/direct fees  AUD130  AUD150
Graduation Ceremony fee  AUD100  AUD110
Completion Letter  AUD15 per copy plus delivery*  AUD15 per copy plus delivery*
Other customised letters  AUD15 per copy plus delivery*  AUD15 per copy plus delivery*

Authentication of Graduation documents (any number in one transaction) including testamur, official Academic Transcript and AHEGS

 AUD15 per copy plus delivery*  AUD15 per copy plus delivery*

* $4.95 - standard post within Australia; $12 - Express post within Australia; $25 - TNT Courier overseas


 Service  Fee
Student Services Amenities Fee  $36 per unit/credit point*

 * Subject to Commonwealth indexation


SA Fee exclusions: RTS & OHRD Students, Students attached to a USQ Partner, HeadStart students for first course only, CPA students.

 Is there any financial assistance I can get?

At USQ, we understand that studying at university is not only challenging on an academic level, but also on a financial level. Some additional financial support information is provided to assist you manage your finances while studying.