The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) provides for amenities and non-academic services for students. These include:
- financial advice
- food services, sporting and recreational activities
- student advocacy and legal services
The services provided through the SSAF funding are made available to all UTS students regardless of their circumstances. It is up to each individual student to choose their level of engagement with these services.
Fee rates in 2018
The SSAF applies to all UTS Students, and is levied for both Autumn and Spring sessions to all domestic and international students. The fee will be charged per session at:
- $149 for Full-time students (FT - 18 credit points and above, or a study load of 0.375 EFTSL and above)
- $74.50 for Part-time students (PT - 17 credit points and below, or a study load of 0.374 EFTSL and below)
Your liability for the SSAF is based on your enrolled study load as at the census date. Students withdrawing after the census date are not eligible for refund or remission of this debt.
The SSAF is a compulsory charge for all students enrolled in an award course and no waivers are available, however some specific subjects are excluded from the SSAF calculation (i.e. their credit point value is not included in the determination of FT or PT).
- Distance Mode
- In-Country Studies
- Study Abroad
|STUDENT||AUTUMN and calendar b autumn DUE DATEs||SPRING and calendar b spring DUE DATEs|
|Coursework students||23 April 2018||7 September 2018|
|Higher Degree by Research students||18 May 2018||19 October 2018
The SSAF is charged separately to your tuition fees with a different due date. You will receive an email at the start of semester advising your eInvoice is available in from My Student Admin. It is important you pay this by the due date.
Deferring payment of the SSAF
Australian citizens, permanent humanitarian visa holders and eligible NZ citizens can apply for SA-HELP, a scheme to defer the payment of the SSAF. Students can submit a Request for SA-HELP Assistance form via My Student Admin (login required), but it must be submitted by the SSAF due date. If SA-HELP is approved, it lasts for the duration of your current course.
The SSAF cannot be deferred through HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP. Students must ensure they have submitted an approved ‘Request for SA-HELP assistance’ form prior to the due date.
Cross institutional students are only eligible to access SA-HELP at their home institution. They must pay the SSAF upfront for subjects taken at the host institution.
Spending the SSAF
The UTS Students’ Association and Activate UTS propose services for funding to the Vice-Chancellor. All of the services funded have been nominated by the elected representatives of the UTS Students’ Association and Activate UTS. The SSAF cannot be spent on provision of academic services or the support of political parties.
If you want a say on what UTS is spending your SSAF on, become an active participant in either the UTS Students’ Association and Activate UTS and put forward your ideas.
ActivateUTS 2016 Spending
SSAF contributes in many ways to the student experience at UTS, and more and more students are getting involved. More than 23,000 students belong to clubs and societies at UTS, which number 100. The UTS sports clubs totalled over 5,000 members in 2016, a 5% increase from 2015. The following figures indicate the SSAF contribution to funding all of these student engagement activities.
|SERVICES||ActivateUTS funded activities, events and programs
|Providing food or drink to students on a campus of the higher education provider||Subsidy of 10% discount across all ActivateUTS F&B and Retail outlets.||$736,745.10|
|Supporting a sporting or other recreational activity by students||Funding for and delivery of: UTS Sports Clubs, Student Subsidies, Elite Athlete Program, and Recreation for UTS students||$2,148,294.00|
|Supporting the administration of a club most of whose members are students||Additional grants for ActivateUTS social and cultural clubs to allow them to host programs, activities and events that engage a broader student population on campus||$1,218,684.80|
|Promoting the health or welfare of students||
Subsidy for UTS Students to join ActivateFit on Harris.
Health Programs (outside of ActivateFit on Harris) including City to Surf and UFit.
|Supporting debating by students||Support for students who are representing UTS in Debating||$35,650.45|
|Supporting an artistic activity by students||Arts Support and Awards||$53,475.67|
|Supporting the production and dissemination to students of media whose content is provided by students||Improving media content for Union across campus and improving the resources allocated to the ActivateUTS Communications and Marketing Department who support and communicate student life at UTS||$218,485.28|
|Giving students information to help them in their orientation||Information for 130+ Clubs and 4500 Packs for students at Orientation||$314,388.00|
|Repairs & Maintenance||Ensure ActivateUTS continues to maintain modern, attractive spaces so members of our diverse community can interact and socialise||$391,176.00|
Provision of social activities that extend beyond those offered by Clubs & Societies, focus on part time and postgraduate students