Most local students studying an undergraduate degree in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) at Swinburne and UniLink students can pay their tuition fees via a HECS-HELP loan.
A CSP is a higher education place partly funded by the Australian Government and partly funded by you. The part funded by you is your student contribution, which you can pay in full up-front each teaching period, or defer and repay later with a HECS-HELP loan.
|2018 student contribution band||
2018 student contribution range
|Band 3: Law, dentistry, medicine, veterinary science, accounting, administration, economics, commerce||$0 - $10,754|
|Band 2: Computing, built environment, other health, allied health, engineering, surveying, agriculture, mathematics, statistics, science||$0 - $9185|
|Band 1: Humanities, behavioural science, social studies, education (see notes*), clinical psychology, foreign languages, visual and performing arts, nursing (see notes*)||$0 – $6444|
*Notes for 2018 amounts: For students who commenced their course of study before 1 January 2010, the maximum annual student contribution amount that may be charged for education and nursing units is $5157. Students who started their course of study on or after 1 January 2010 are subject to the maximum student contribution amount specified in the table above. Learn more about student contribution amounts on the government website StudyAssist.
HECS-HELP loans allow you to defer payment of your student contribution until you earn above the minimum repayment threshold.
If you are not offered a CSP you can still get government assistance to pay for a full-fees place with a FEE-HELP loan.