A summary of the types of additional fees, charges and fines that you may encounter while studying at RMIT.
Student services and amenities fee (SSAF)
The SSAF is set each year by the Australian Government and contributes to funding student services and amenities that enhance your experience as an RMIT student. You can expect to be charged the SSAF if you are studying an RMIT program in Australia and are charged a tuition fee by the University.
You will be charged on a pro-rata basis each semester, up to an annual maximum, which is $290 in 2016.
Materials fees include fees and charges associated with field trips or goods that are used to produce items that become your physical property. These fees are not compulsory and you may choose to purchase these items independently. The materials fees associated with the program or course (subject) you are studying are made available at the time of enrolment and materials fees may only be levied with your signed consent.
RMIT makes every effort to ensure that materials fees are kept to a minimum and are competitive with alternative suppliers. All of RMIT's materials fees are compliant with the strict guidelines directed by the Australian and Victorian Governments and are reviewed each year on your behalf by the RMIT Student Union.
Browse the schedule of materials fees to find out what materials fees are associated with the program and courses you’re enrolled in or interested in undertaking. The schedule can also be filtered by program code or course code.
Administration fees are a range of fees and charges that apply to specific services or goods supplied by the university. These fees are only payable if you use the goods or services they relate to. For example:
- car parking fees (Brunswick and Bundoora only)
- library book replacement costs
- ceremony fee
- hire of academic gown
- purchase of academic gown
- guest tickets
- ceremony video/DVD
- international student service fees
- transfer or cancellation of program
- airport pick-up
- home stay placement.
Fines and penalties
The university has a number of financial penalties and fines that are principally levied as a disincentive. These fines are designed to discourage students from breaking university rules and may be levied when these rules are broken. Some examples are:
- library late fines
- parking fines
- late enrolment fee
- late payment fee
- financial penalties levied by Discipline Board.