Student Services and Amenities Fee

The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) helps to pay for important services such as counselling, welfare service, sporting and recreational activities, as well as independent student representation structures for all students.

Student consultation on SSAF expenditure

Each year, the University seeks feedback from students on how this fee is used.

How much is the SSAF?

The SSAF is charged twice a year, and the amount you pay depends on whether you’re a full or part-time student and studying on campus or by Cloud campus. The annual maximum fee is set by the Government and will vary according to your study load and mode of study.

2020 SSAF Rates

2020 SSAF for domestic undergraduate and postgraduate students studying part time, full time on campus and Cloud Campus

Campus Study Load Trimester/Semester
1 2020
Trimester/Semester
2 2020
Trimester 3 2020
On campus Full time (3 credit points or more) $154* $154* $0
On campus Part time (1-2 credit points) $115* $115* $0
Cloud campus All enrolled credit points must be Cloud campus $60 $60 $0

* Due to the change in delivery of on-campus units, the Cloud campus rate will apply to all students studying in 2020. If you have paid your SSAF at the higher rate, you can request a refund via the online refund form in StudentConnect under View credit balance.

2021 SSAF Rates

2021 SSAF for domestic undergraduate and postgraduate students studying part time, full time on campus and Cloud Campus

Campus Study Load Trimester/Semester
1 2021
Trimester/Semester
2 2021
Trimester 3 2021
On campus Full time (3 credit points or more) $156$156 $0
On campus Part time (1-2 credit points) $117$117 $0
Cloud campus All enrolled credit points must be Cloud campus $60$60 $0

Deferring payment (SA-HELP)

If you are eligible and do not wish to pay the SSAF upfront, you can defer your SSAF through SA-HELP. To apply for SA-HELP go to StudentConnect and select the SA-HELP menu option. This is a different form to HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

The amount of the loan will be added to your accumulated HELP debt. You can use SA-HELP even if you don't have any other HELP loan.

For further information on SA-HELP eligibility, visit our Government HELP Schemes website.

Cross Institutional Students

As SA-HELP is linked to your course of study, you can only access SA-HELP at your home provider. Incoming cross institutional students are not eligible to defer a SSAF incurred at Deakin via SA-HELP.

Who doesn't incur the SSAF?

International students

If you are an International student, including Inbound Exchange students, you are not charged the SSAF. Your tuition fees already include a component for the provision of services.

Cross institutional students

If you are undertaking cross institutional study, you may be charged SSAF by both providers. If you have already paid your SSAF at your home institution please provide proof of payment for the current study period so we can waive the Deakin SSAF.  Alternatively if you are going to another provide make sure you show them a copy of your invoice showing the fee has been paid to avoid being charged twice.

Higher Degree by Research students

Higher Degree by Research students are not charged the SSAF.

Students enrolled in Discounted Short Courses

Phone

  • Monday - Friday : 8:30am to 8pm
  • Saturday : 10am to 2pm
Melbourne
03 9244 6333 03 9244 6333
Geelong
03 5227 2333 03 5227 2333
Warrnambool
03 5563 3333 03 5563 3333
Cloud Campus
13 DEAKIN or 13 3325 13 DEAKIN or 13 3325 From outside Australia +61 3 924 46333
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