Student services and amenities fee

Your Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) shapes student life at RMIT outside of the classroom; from special events to career support, counselling and so much more!

Like all Australian education providers, RMIT administers a student services and amenities fee (SSAF) that is used to improve your student experience.

In line with Australian Government SSAF Administration Guidelines, your SSAF funds activities and services from the approved list of allowable items.

These activities and services are all provided by the University, or by third parties contracted under a service level agreement, such as the RMIT University Student Union (RUSU).  

To learn more about how your SSAF shapes life at RMIT, visit the Thanks SSAF! page or check out the infographic below to see a snapshot of what SSAF has delivered in 2019.

Will I be charged?

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).

If you are an eligible local student enrolled in a program under the Free TAFE initiative, you will not be charged a tuition fee but will need to pay the SSAF.

As of 1 January 2021, students in the following cohorts will be charged the SSAF.

  • commencing domestic research students
  • commencing RMIT Online students 
  • commencing RMIT students studying a fully online program

If you are unsure about whether you are required to pay the fee, please contact RMIT Connect.

How much will I be charged?

Higher education and Foundation Studies students

You will be charged on a pro-rata basis each semester at the rate per credit point for each course you are enrolled in, up to the annual maximum for the year. 

If you are a local higher education student, you may be eligible for the SA-HELP loan scheme that allows you to defer paying the cost of the SSAF upfront.

 

Vocational education students

You will be charged on a pro-rata basis each semester at the rate per nominal hour for each course you are enrolled in, up to the annual maximum for the year. 

If you are a vocational education student and you are eligible for a concession on your tuition fees, you are also eligible for a concession on the SSAF. 

More information

For queries about the SSAF, or SA-HELP, visit RMIT Connect on your campus or call +61 9925 5000 during business hours.

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