Domestic student fees

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Students who commenced their course of study or transferred to a new course after January 1, 2021 must supply their Unique Student Identifier (USI) to La Trobe before the first census date for their course. Failure to do so may result in you having to pay full fees for your course.

We calculate your fees by multiplying the:

  • study load for a subject (based on 120 credit points a year for a full study load), by the
  • subject's contribution rate (depends on its band and the year you started your course).

We then round down to the nearest $1.


If the study load for a subject is 0.125 and its contribution rate is $8,301:

0.125 x $8,301 = $1037.625 rounded down to $1037.00

New fee structures for Commonwealth-supported students from January 2021

On 19 October 2020, the Job-ready Graduates Package passed in parliament. The package includes changes to Commonwealth-supported student contribution amounts (see Table 1 below), and provides some opportunities for students in regional Australia.

As advised by the Australian government, the new contribution amounts take effect in the 2021 academic year. 'Grandfathering' arrangements are in place for students who would see an increase in their contribution amounts. Under these arrangements, students who started their course before 1 January 2021, will have their student contribution amount remain as they were under the previous arrangements (with existing rates being indexed by CPI each year); see Table 2. If you are enrolled in units that will see your student contribution amount lowered, your student contributions will be lowered in line with the 2021 figures. Note that 'grandfathering' does not apply to students who deferred their studies before 1 January 2021.

If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) you will be charged a Student Contribution Amount for each enrolled unit of study. The Student Contribution Amount will vary depending on the unit's Field of Education and Contribution Band rather than the degree in which you are enrolled. Your student contribution pays a proportion of the cost of your course and the remainder of your cost is funded by the Commonwealth Grant Scheme. These amounts are reviewed and set each year by the Commonwealth Government.

If you are unsure if you are enrolled in a CSP please refer to your letter of offer to confirm the fee place you have been offered. It will say CSP if you have been admitted to this category.

For more information about Commonwealth Supported Places, including the new criteria for continued eligibility, see:

For information about the lifetime Student Learning Entitlement which is the amount of study you can undertake in a CSP in your lifetime, see:

Table 1 - 2023 student contribution amounts by Field of Study

Please note: There may be exceptions to student contribution amounts listed below for some specific courses or subjects. This will occur as some subjects may fall into different bands and are charged accordingly.

These rates are for subjects with a census date in 2023 only.

Subject Field of Education2023 AUD$ per subject (15 credit points)2023 AUD$ per EFTSL (120 credit points)

Band 1: Education, Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, Mathematics or Statistics, English, Nursing, Foreign Languages and Agriculture

Band 2: Allied Health, Other Health, Architecture, Information Technology, Visual and Performing Arts, Professional Pathway Psychology, Professional Pathway Social Work, Pathology, Engineering, Surveying, Environmental Studies and Science$1,037$8,301
Band 3: Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science$1,475$11,800
Band 4: Management and Commerce, Arts, Humanities (excluding Languages), Law, Economics and Communications$1,892$15,142

Table 2 -  2023 student contribution amounts for continuing students under grandfathering arrangement

Subject Field of Education2023 AUD$ per subject (15 credit points)2023 AUD$ per EFTSL (120 credit points)
Band 2: Society and Culture, Communications, Visual and Performing Arts, Professional Pathway Psychology and Professional Pathway Social Work$888$7,105
Band 4: Law, Accounting, Commerce, Economics and Administration$1,482$11,857

For details, visit Job Ready Graduates Package.

Use the fee calculator below to calculate your course fees and study load (EFTSL) values for your course. Click the Add (+) button next to the subject details to add it to your cart.

Fee Calculator

This fee calculator is for domestic (local) students only. International students can find course fee information on the International Students site.

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Please note: The University reserves the right to vary fees on an annual basis. Should the University increase its fees, that increase will take effect on 1 January of the following year.

While every effort has been made by La Trobe University to ensure that the information on this website is up to date and accurate, La Trobe University does not give any guarantees, undertakings or warranties in relation to the accuracy completeness and up to date status of the above information.

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