What is the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) anyway?

The SSAF is a compulsory fee to cover non-academic support services such as:

  • advocacy
  • counselling
  • legal services
  • careers advice
  • financial advice
  • child care
  • independent student representation.

The fee amount is different depending on whether you are a full-time or part-time student. It can’t be refunded after census date if you withdraw from a subject or course.

In the below video, La Trobe students break down the kinds of on-campus activities SSAF can be used for, in addition to the support available to students.

Where does your SSAF money go?

How can you make the most of SSAF-funded activities and services?

Make the most of activities at your campus and get involved in student life. Sign up for a club or society and grab a free sausage or veggie burger at free BBQs on campus.

Connect with your campus’ student union or association and attend their activities and events throughout the year. Get to know their free legal, financial advice and advocacy services – they’re there for you to use.

Access La Trobe’s Student Wellbeing support services such as counselling.

Improve your employability and learn how you can get a head-start on your career with the University’s Career Ready services. They’re super practical and will help you with everything from reviewing your resume to helping you gain a Work Integrated Learning placement.

Learn more about your SSAF here. It’s your money, so we encourage you to have your say on how it’s used.