How much does it cost?

2021 SSAF charge

On-campus course

SSAF Period One (1 January - 30 June)

SSAF Period Two (1 July - 31 December)

$156 Full-time (EFTSL≥0.375)
$117 Part-time (EFTSL<0.375)

$156 Full-time (EFTSL≥0.375)
$117 Part-time (EFTSL<0.375)

Online course only

SSAF Period One (1 January - 30 June)

SSAF Period Two (1 July - 31 December)

$78 Full-time (EFTSL≥0.375)
$58 Part-time (EFTSL<0.375)

$78 Full-time (EFTSL≥0.375)
$58 Part-time (EFTSL<0.375)

Are you full-time or part-time?

Total credit points per semester ÷ 120 = aggregate EFTSL

  • Full time students have an aggregate Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) of 0.375 or more.
  • Part time students have an aggregate Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) of less than 0.375.

SSAF policy

The SSAF Policy can be viewed online.

Previous years' SSAF charge

2020 (amended rates due to COVID-19*)

SSAF Period One (1 January - 30 June)

SSAF Period Two (1 July - 31 December)

no charge

$77 Full-time (EFTSL≥0.375)
$57 Part-time (EFTSL<0.375)

*Overall 2020 fee was reduced by 75% in response to COVID-19

  • Semester 1, 2020 SSAF was cancelled. If you paid your fee, you should have received an email with detailed instructions on how to process your refund. If you didn’t receive the email and you think you should have, please contact ASK La Trobe.
  • Semester 2, 2020 SSAF reduced. If you paid the original rate for your Semester 2 SSAF, please check your student email for refund instructions. Due to the high volume of refund requests, please allow up to 8 weeks for your refund to be processed.

2020 (planned rates pre-COVID-19*)

SSAF Period One (1 January - 30 June)

SSAF Period Two (1 July - 31 December)

$151.50 Full-time (EFTSL≥0.375)
$113.50 Part-time (EFTSL<0.375)

$151.50 Full-time (EFTSL≥0.375)
$113.50 Part-time (EFTSL<0.375)

*Overall 2020 fee was reduced by 75% in response to COVID-19, see amended rates above

2019

SSAF Period One (1 January - 30 June)

SSAF Period Two (1 July - 31 December)

$151.50 Full-time (EFTSL≥0.375)
$113.50 Part-time (EFTSL<0.375)

$151.50 Full-time (EFTSL≥0.375)
$113.50 Part-time (EFTSL<0.375)

2018

SSAF Period One (1 January - 30 June)

SSAF Period Two (1 July - 31 December)

$149.00 Full-time (EFTSL≥0.375)
$111.00 Part-time (EFTSL<0.375)

$149.00 Full-time (EFTSL≥0.375)
$111.00 Part-time (EFTSL<0.375)

Online course SSAF change from 1 January 2021

As part of our commitment to improve the student experience, the University now provides the majority of student support services online to complement our on-campus delivered services.  As a result, we’ve recently reviewed the Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF) Policy for our courses delivered completely online.

From Friday 1 January 2021, all students enrolled in a completely online course will need to pay the yearly Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The online course SSAF amount will be half of the on-campus full-time or part-time load equivalent.

The updated SSAF Policy can be viewed online.