What is a CSP?
The Australian Government subsidises some students' university fees, which makes the cost for those students much lower. If you receive the subsidised fee rate you are known as a Commonwealth Supported Student (CSS), or as holding a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP).
The Government allocates a certain number of these places to the University of Canberra each year. We then allocate them based on merit.
Am I eligible for a CSP?
To receive a CSP you must:
- meet the citizenship/residency requirements by being on of the following:
- an Australia citizen
- a New Zealand citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit
- the holder of a permanent visa who will be a resident in Australia for the duration of your unit.
- be enrolled in a unit before the census date for that semester and remain enrolled in that unit until after this date
- complete and submit a Request for Commonwealth Support and HECS-HELP form during the enrolment process before the census date for that semester.
If you are enrolled in a unit of study as a Commonwealth Supported Student, you will generally be required to contribute to the cost of your education through a student contribution. Student contribution amounts are set by the Federal Government and are adjusted annually.