What is SSAF?

Introduced in 2011, the Australian Parliament passed legislation enabling universities and other higher education providers to charge a fee for student services and amenities of a non-academic nature.

SSAF can only be used to fund services and amenities that are outlined by the Australian government, funds from SSAF help to improve Student experience at La Trobe. You may use  all or some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

Discover some of the services SSAF contributes to including:

  • counselling,
  • careers advice,
  • childcare,
  • health services,
  • orientation and
  • sporting and recreational activities.

Who determines who pays SSAF?

The University Council determines who pays SSAF. The Australian government sets the maximum amount each year and the University decides how much to charge.

How is SSAF calculated?

At La Trobe SSAF is calculated by attendance and mode. All on campus or multi-modal students pay SSAF. This means that only distance, online and external students are exempt from paying the fee. Visit the SSAF Fee's page for further information.