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.

Who pays the SSAF

Students studying in any RMIT coursework program in Australia, and who are charged tuition fees by RMIT will also be charged the SSAF based on their enrolment.

This includes students studying in the Free TAFE and JobTrainer initiatives, where the Victorian Government covers some or all of a student’s tuition fees, and outbound exchange students who remain enrolled at RMIT (i.e. RMIT students studying at an overseas institution with which RMIT has a formal reciprocal agreement).

From 2021 the SSAF will also be charged to the following cohorts:

  • RMIT students studying an online program, including through RMIT Online (who are also are billed by RMIT)
  • domestic research students commencing in 2021

If you are unsure about whether you are required to pay the fee, please view your student invoice or your online account in Enrolment Online. 

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. 

Year Maximum annual SSAF SSAF rate per credit point

2022

$315

$3.29

2021

$313

$3.27

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. 

Year Maximum annual SSAF SSAF rate per nominal hour (no concession) SSAF rate per nominal hour (with concession)
2022 $315 $0.44 $0.09
2021 $313 $0.44 $0.09

When do I pay my SSAF?

The due date for SSAF is the same as for your course fees. 

If you are enrolled in courses in a standard semester, your SSAF and course fees will generally be due on the semester census date (see table below for 2022 census dates). You can also find your due date listed in Enrolment Online and on your invoice.

Cohrt Semester Census date
Higher education (Undergraduate and postgraduate) students Summer semester 2021-22 11 January 2022
Semester 1 2022 31 March 2022
Semester 2 2022 31 August 2022
Spring semester 2022 1 December 2022
Vocational education (TAFE) students Semester 1 2022 31 March 2022
Semester 2 2022 31 August 2022

If you are enrolled in a flexible term, your SSAF will be calculated at the point you enrol and your SSAF due date will be listed in Enrolment Online and on your invoice.

More information

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

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.