The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SA Fee) was introduced by the Federal Government in 2011 when the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Bill was passed by Parliament. As a result, the University of Southern Queensland introduced this fee from Semester 2, 2012.
In accordance with funding guidelines, the SA Fee is used to fund and improve non-academic university services and amenities for the USQ student cohort. The fee aids in extending services, facilities, and activities to enhance and enrich the student experience.
To represent the interests of students in the project allocation of the SA Fee funds, the University has established the USQ Student Forum. The forum comprises a group of democratically elected students. Find out more about how you can have an input.
How can I submit a Student Services and Amenities (SA Fee) proposal?
To be considered for the 2021 project allocations, please submit your SA Fee proposal through the Student Amenities Fee Project Proposal Submission Form before 2 October 2020.
All submissions will be reviewed and shortlisted accordingly, and successful applicants will be required to pitch their proposal at the USQ Student Forum on 21 October 2020. Forum members will filter their recommendations up to the office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students) for final 2021 project approval.