There may be other expenses associated with your study in addition to tuition fees.
Below is a summary of the types of fees, charges and fines that you may encounter while studying at RMIT. This fee information applies to domestic and international students.
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.
This includes exchange students (i.e. RMIT students studying at an overseas institution with which RMIT has a formal reciprocal agreement).
You will not be charged the SSAF if you are enrolled in a program that is delivered fully-online.
For more information, visit Paying SSAF.
How much will you be charged?
Higher education and Foundation Studies students
In 2018, you will be charged on a pro-rata basis each semester at the rate of $3.11 per credit point for each course you are enrolled in, up to a maximum of $298 for the year.
For your reference, the 2017 maximum was $294 charged at $3.07 per credit point.
Eligible domestic higher education students can apply to defer payment of the SSAF with SA-HELP.
Vocational education students
In 2018, you will be charged on a pro-rata basis at the rate of $0.42 per nominal student contact hour, up to a maximum of $298 for the year.
For your reference, the 2017 maximum was $294 charged at $0.41 per nominal student contact hour.
If you are a domestic vocational education student and you are eligible for a concession on your tuition fees, you are also eligible for a concession on the SSAF. The 2018 concession rate is $0.08 per nominal student contact hour, which is the same as the 2017 rate.
Materials fees include fees and charges associated with field trips or goods that are used to produce items that become your physical property. The materials fees associated with the program or course (subject) you are studying are made available prior to your enrolment.
These fees are not compulsory and you may choose to purchase these items independently. Materials fees are only levied with your consent, and you will only be charged if you have signed and submitted a Voluntary materials and other fees form.
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.
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.
- 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.
- library late fines
- parking fines
- late enrolment fee
- late payment fee
- financial penalties levied by Discipline Board.