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Commonwealth supported places - student contribution rates 2012

A Commonwealth supported place is a higher education place for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are only required to contribute to part of the cost of their course. This is referred to as the 'student contribution'. The Australian Government allocates a number of Commonwealth supported places to the University each year.

To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen; or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit(s) of study.

All units are charged at the maximum student contribution rates, which are reviewed annually.

Student contributions

Under current government legislation, Commonwealth supported students are required to contribute to the cost of their university education by paying a proportion of the cost of their course. This is referred to as the 'student contribution'. The balance of the cost is funded by the Commonwealth Government.

The Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) allows eligible students to defer their student contribution (through HECS-HELP) and repay it later through the taxation system.

Student contribution rates

Student contribution band Discipline description Applies to Annual cost for full-time study (EFTSL#) $ Rate per credit point $
3 Law, Dentistry. Medicine. Veterinary Science All students. 9,425 1,178
Accounting, Administration (including Public Relations), Economics, Commerce Students who commenced their current course of study on or after 1 January 2008.
2 Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Engineering, Surveying, Agriculture All students. 8,050 1,006
Mathematics, Statistics, Science Students who commenced their current course of study prior to 1 January 2009.
Accounting, Administration (including Public Relations), Economics, Commerce Students who commenced their current course of study prior to 1 January 2008.
1 Humanities, Behavioural Sciences, Social Studies, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts All students. 5,648 706
Education, Nursing Students who commenced their current course of study on or after 1 January 2010.
National Priority Mathematics, Statistics, Science Students who commenced their current course of study on or after 1 January 2009.* 4,520 565
Education, Nursing Students who commenced their current course of study prior to 1 January 2010.

# EFTSL - Equivalent full time student load.

* For pre-2008 students, the maximum student contribution amount that may be charged for Accounting, Administration, Economics and Commerce units is $8,050. This amount applies to CSP students who commenced their current course of study before January 1 2008.

**The reduced maximum student contribution amount of $4,520 for units of study in mathematics, statistics and science applies to all students who commenced their current course of study on or after January 1 2009.

***Continuing 'pre-2009' students will remain subject to current maximum student contribution amount for units in mathematics, statistics and science at the amount of $8,050.

****For commencing 2010 students, the maximum annual student contribution amount that may be charges for Education and Nursing at the amount of $5,648 (assuming the Bill currently before the Commonwealth Parliament is enacted).

*****For pre-2010 students, the maximum annual student contribution amount that may be charged for Education and Nursing at the amount of $4,520. 

For further information please contact enquire@deakin.edu.au.

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24th February 2012