Domestic full fee-paying students
The information on this page is for domestic full fee paying students.
As a domestic fee-paying student, you can be enrolled in either an award or a non-award course.
The tuition fees charged for each study period depends on your course, when you commenced your studies, your study load and the type of study you are undertaking. The fee rates shown below are for award course studies. If you are enrolled in a non-award unit your fees are available at Non-award fee paying students or Deakin's Fee Estimator.
What does a full fee paying place mean?
A full fee paying place is one which the University does not receive any Australian Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to pay the full cost of their course.
Postgraduate domestic full fee paying place
If you are enrolled in a postgraduate course, your tuition fees are charged based on the course you are enrolled in and the number of credit points you study. Different courses have different fees and these will change each year.
Before you calculate the cost of your course, you need to know which units you intend to study. You should always seek course advice in relation to your unit selection and course rules.
To estimate your course fees use the Deakin Fee Estimator.
When we refer to the 'Annual course fee' it generally means 8 credit points over the same academic year or 1 EFTSL (Equivalent Full Time Study Load)*.
Find your course fee and unit EFTSL value
If you are unsure about your annual course fee or the EFTSL value of a unit, please refer to the University Handbook for the year you are studying.
Calculating your unit fee
Each unit you enrol in will have its own EFTSL value To determine the cost of each unit the following calculation should be used:
Annual course fee* x unit EFTSL value = unit price
Joe is studying A300 - Bachelor of Arts and undertaking unit ALR207 Media relations. Joe's tuition fee for this unit will be $3,015.00.
$24,120.00 x 0.125 = $3,015.00
* if you are undertaking a Graduate Certificate, the course fee displayed will be for 0.5 EFTSL and will need to be multiplied by 2 before using the above formula.
Calculating your course fee
Your course fee will be the total of all your unit fees.
Undergraduate domestic full fee paying place
If you are enrolled in an undergraduate course, your tuition fees are charged on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a course price. The cost of each unit depends on a Government classification known as a discipline band.
To calculate the total cost of your units, you need to know which units you will study and the discipline band. You should always seek course advice in relation to unit selection and course rules. Different units have different fees, which depend on how much each unit costs the University to provide. For example, units which require laboratories or special equipment may cost more than units which do not.
To estimate your course fees use the Deakin Fee Estimator or you can use the discipline cluster tables below as a guide.
If you are enrolled in a domestic full fee paying place, your fees are charged depending on the number of units you study and which discipline the units belong to.
This table shows the estimated 2021 tuition fees for undergraduate full fee students who are enrolled in 2021, the amount for 8 credit points in a study discipline and the rate per credit point within a study discipline.
|Discipline band|| Amount for 8 credit points |
in a study discipline
| Rate per credit|
|Accounting, Economics, Commerce, Administration||$27,592||$3449|
|Mathematics and Statistics||$26,960||$3370|
|Behavioural Sciences excl. Clinical Psychology||$27,488||$3436|
|Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts||$24,192||$3024|
|Nursing (Clinical and Non-Clinical units)||$26,352||$3294|
|Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science||$62,848||$7856|
Other fees and charges
- Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to all domestic students (except Research) to fund student services and facilities.
- Other fees and charges apply for some academic services.
To find out what fees you owe check your course offer or generate an invoice in StudentConnect.