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Fees and payment

Understanding fees

All students at UTS pay tuition fees to contribute towards the costs of their studies. The exact amount of tuition fees that you will pay depends on:

For each teaching period, your enrolment is finalised on the census date and you become financially liable for the tuition fees for those subjects in which you are enrolled.

The Fees search links will assist you to work out your tuition fees.

In addition to tuition fees you are also required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee

It is your responsibility to ensure that your fees, charges, debts and any other specified amounts due are paid in full by the due date. If you do not pay on time, a late fee will be charged and your enrolment may be cancelled.

Student and related rules:

Section 4 - Fees, Charges and Other Financial Obligations

Annual tuition fee increases

The tuition fees associated with Commonwealth supported places are set annually both by the Department of Education and by UTS. All students should anticipate that their tuition fees will increase each year.

When working out the complete cost of obtaining your degree, you should factor in annual fee increases.

Tuition fee increases are necessary because the university's costs increase each year. UTS is committed to maintaining the quality of its programmes and providing the highest level of support and assistance to students. Tuition fees are set at a rate that will ensure a high standard of teaching and enhance the student experience, while keeping the costs as affordable as possible.

Changes to fees for Commonwealth supported students from 2016

As part of its 2014-15 Budget announcements, the Federal Government indicated its intention to introduce major changes to higher education funding that will have significant implications for universities and students, particularly Commonwealth Supported students.
These changes are yet to pass through the House of Representatives and the Senate.  If passed, the Government-imposed cap on tuition fees for Commonwealth supported students will be removed and universities will be allowed to raise their fees from 2016 for any student who accepted an offer on or after 14 May 2014.

What does this mean for you?

Current students

If you were enrolled in, or accepted a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) on or before 13 May 2014, either at a university or other higher education institution, you will continue to be charged under existing arrangements until you finish your study, or until 31 December 2020.

Commencing Students

UTS is currently offering a fees guarantee to protect Commonwealth Supported students commencing at UTS in Spring semester 2014 (or who were previously offered a place in 2014 and deferred their studies until 2015) from uncapped tuition fee increases in 2016.

Future students

At this stage, UTS anticipates that future CSP students who commence their studies at UTS after 1 January 2015 may be subject to uncapped tuition fee increases from 2016.  You will be charged tuition fees in accordance with currently published fee levels until 31 December 2015. After this date you will be charged under the new arrangements, as determined by your university or higher education institution.
For further information on the proposed changes, including changes affecting the repayment of HELP loans please visit the Department of Education and Training website.