Undergraduate Guide 2022 Sydney

Scholarships: realising your potential and goals Notre Dame offers a wide range of scholarships for undergraduate students. Funded by the University, industry, supporters and non-profit organisations, scholarships are available to prospective and current students. While the selection criteria vary for each scholarship, community involvement and leadership roles, as well as academic performance and financial need, are considered as part of the application process. For more information visit notredame.edu.au/scholarships We want as many minds as possible to benefit from a Notre Dame education Fee information Investing in your future Notre Dame is committed to making all its programs as affordable and accessible as possible, with its fee structure reflecting this goal. Commonwealth Supported Places and HECS-HELP The University of Notre Dame Australia is now classified as a Table A university. This means that all undergraduate programs offer Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Students allocated a CSP will have a portion of their tuition fees paid by the Commonwealth Government. Australian citizens, holders of permanent humanitarian visas and eligible New Zealand citizens who are in a CSP are able to access HECS-HELP to defer all or part of their tuition fees through a Commonwealth Government loan which is paid back when the borrower’s income reaches a certain threshold. Permanent residents of Australia and New Zealand citizens who are not eligible for HECS-HELP can still apply for a CSP to receive the lower fee rate but must pay their student contribution amount in full by the first course Census Date. How fees are calculated Students who have a CSP have their fees calculated against Fee Bands set by the Commonwealth Government. The cost of a course will depend on the Fee Band that the course belongs to. For example, a student enrolled in a Bachelor of Education (Secondary), will study Education courses in Band 1 but may also wish to study Business courses that come under Band 4 and, as such, cost more than courses in Band 1. From 1 January 2021, students who have a CSP and are also eligible for HECS-HELP, will receive a 10% discount on payments received by the University of $500 or more towards the student contribution amount prior to the first Census Date. How do I apply for a Commonwealth Supported Place? Upon enrolment in your courses at Notre Dame, you will be sent an invitation email from the Government to complete an electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF). As part of this application, you will also be asked to submit your Tax File Number (TFN) and apply for a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Students should consult studyassist.gov.au for further information and up-to-date eligibility requirements. Pre-University Program Eligible students undertaking the Tertiary Pathway Program who are allocated a Commonwealth Supported Place and have completed an electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF) will pay no tuition fees for this program. Additional study costs The additional costs of study will vary from student to student. Additional costs include textbooks, uniforms, accommodation, public transport, photocopying, stationery and food. Financial assistance Austudy, ABSTUDY and Youth Allowance schemes are operated by the Australian Government and provide financial assistance to eligible students. For further information, please contact Centrelink on 13 24 90 (Youth Allowance and Austudy), or 1800 132 317 (ABSTUDY) or visit Services Australia. 98 | THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME AUSTRALIA UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE NOTREDAME.EDU.AU | 99 & FEES