Payment options

SSAF UPDATES - overall 2020 fee reduced by 75% in response to COVID-19
Semester 1, 2020 SSAF was cancelled. If you paid your fee, you should’ve received an email with detailed instructions on how to process your refund. If you didn’t receive the email and you think you should’ve, please contact ASK La Trobe.
Semester 2, 2020 SSAF reduced. If you already paid 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.

Pay up-front

How to pay your SSAF online:

Pay online by the 'My Finances' tab on StudentOnLine. You can view the amount you have to pay and choose to make a payment on the spot.

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Defer payment (SA-HELP Assistance)

How to defer your SSAF payment:

Australian citizens and holders of Permanent Humanitarian Visas are eligible to defer the fee to SA-HELP, similar to HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP. All other students will need to pay the fee directly to the University.

Eligible students can fill out an SA-HELP form in StudentOnLine before 30 June (Semester 1) or 31 December (Semester 2). These are known as the incurral dates. All students deferring the fee will be issued a Commonwealth Assistance Notice within 28 days of these dates. You will need to provide your Tax File Number at the time of your loan application.

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Students must pay the SSAF by the relevant payment due dates in order to avoid a sanction on their  student account. Students with sanctions are prevented from:

  • re-enrolling into new subjects
  • accessing exam results
  • graduating
  • accessing academic transcripts

Please make sure you familiarise yourself with your payment options.