How do I calculate my tuition fees as a domestic fee paying student?


If you are a domestic postgraduate student studying in a fee paying place, your tuition fees will depend on three things:

  • the EFTSL (Equivalent Full Time Study Load) value of your unit/s;
  • the year in which you commenced your course; and
  • the course in which you are enrolled.

You will firstly need to find out the annual rate of your course using the Fee Schedule. You need to ensure that you select the correct year when referencing the fee schedule as this will affect the rate at which you are charged (select the year you commenced/will commence your course).  

You will also need to determine the EFTSL value of your unit/s. The credit point value of your unit/s will indicate the EFTSL value as outlined in the table below (you can find out the credit point value of your unit on the Courses and Units Database – refer to Unit Details for more information):

Credit Points

EFTSL Value

3 credit points

0.125

6 credit points

0.250

9 credit points

0.375

12 credit points

0.500

Once you have found the EFTSL value of each of your units, along with the annual rate of your course, each unit cost can be calculated using the following formula:

(EFTSL value) x (annual fee rate) = cost per unit

Once you have determined the cost of each unit, you can then add the cost of your units together to calculate the total cost per teaching period.

In addition to your tuition fees, you are also required to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)

Example

Kyle is studying a Master of Legal Studies and will commence in 2017. Looking at the course requirements, Kyle has found that he needs to enrol in the following units:

  • Advanced Legal Research & Writing PG
  • Property Law G
  • Masters of Laws Dissertation

After Kyle found out the credit point value of each of his units, he was able to convert each of his units to an EFTSL value:

Unit Name

Unit Code

Credit Points

EFTSL

Advanced Legal Research & Writing PG

6621

3

0.125

Property Law G

7234

3

0.125

Masters of Law Dissertation

6642

6

0.250

Kyle has identified (from looking at the fee schedule) that the annual tuition fee rate for the Masters of Legal Studies (for students commencing in 2017) is $19,700. Using this information, Kyle can now calculate the cost of each of his units:

Unit Name

EFTSL

Formula

Cost of Unit

Advanced Legal Research & Writing PG

0.125

$19,700 x 0.125 =

$2,462.50

Property Law G

0.125

$19,700 x 0.125 = 

$2,462.50

Masters of Law Dissertation

0.250

$19,700 x 0.250 =

$4,925.00

Total cost of Kyle’s tuition fees for one teaching period =

 

 

$9,850.00

Depending on Kyles' citizenship status, he may be eligible to defer these fees onto FEE-HELP. For more information please refer to ‘What is FEE-HELP?

 


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