Fees

This page includes information for domestic university students.

For international student fees, please visit International Fees.

For VET Program fees, please visit VET Fees & Census dates.

  • Commonwealth Supported Places

    What is a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)?

    A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is a place at university where the government pays part of your fees. This part is a subsidy, not a loan, and you don’t have to pay it back.

    However, this subsidy does not cover the entire cost of your study. Students must pay the rest, called the ‘student contribution amount’.

    Am I eligible for a CSP?

    CSPs are offered to eligible undergraduate students within certain programs. Most post-graduate places are non-CSP places, however, a limited number of CSPs are available in select post-graduate courses.

    To be eligible for a CSP, you must be one of the following:

    • An Australian citizen, who will live and study in Australia for some of the course; or
    • A New Zealand citizen, who will live and study in Australia for the whole course; or
    • A permanent visa holder, who will live and study in Australia for the whole course AND
    • must pass at least 50% of every eight courses (1 EFTSL) of a Bachelor or higher level qualification, and four courses at a sub-bachelor level in order to continue in a CSP place throughout their program. Failure to do so will mean you are identified as having a low completion rate AND
    • Be considered a genuine student. This requirements sets broad expectations in terms of students’ engagement with their course and associated administrative requirements including:
      • Engaging with study
      • Completing assessment tasks
      • Maintaining current and accurate details with their provider

    Do I need to apply for a CSP?

    Eligible students will be offered a CSP – you do not need to apply.

  • HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP

    What is HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP?

    There are two Australian Government loan schemes available to students: HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP.

    Eligible students who receive a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) can defer the payment of their fees through the HECS-HELP loan scheme.

    Alternatively, eligible students who receive a non-CSP place can defer their fees through the FEE-HELP loan scheme.

    These schemes allow students to defer their student contribution amount Students who receive a loan under either scheme are required to pay back their loan plus indexation in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) when their taxable income reaches a certain threshold.

    Am I eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP?

    To be eligible for HECS-HELP, you must:

    • Be enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place.
    • Be an Australian citizen and meet the residency requirements (you must study at least part of your course in Australia),

    or,

    • Be a New Zealand Special Category Visa (SCV) holder or permanent humanitarian visa holder and meet the residency requirements.
    • Submit the Request for Commonwealth support and HECS-HELP form to your provider by the census date.

    To be eligible for FEE-HELP, you must:

    • Be enrolled in a non-CSP place
    • Be an Australian citizen and study at least part of your course in Australia,

    or,

    • Be a New Zealand Special Category visa (SCV) holder or permanent humanitarian visa holder and meet certain residency requirements.
    • Submit the Request for FEE-HELP form to your provider by the census date.

    How do I apply for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP?

    If you are eligible you can apply for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP using an electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF).

    More information

    For more information about, including current repayment thresholds and loan limits, please visit www.studyassist.gov.au

  • eCAF

    What is an eCAF?

    An eCAF is an electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form that eligible students complete to defer the payment of their tuition fees through HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

    How do I complete an eCAF?

    An invitation to complete an eCAF will be emailed to you after you have accepted your offer.

    To complete the eCAF application, you must have a Tax File Number (TFN), if not, you must apply for one immediately as it can take up to 30 days. Once you have applied, you will receive a Certificate of Application for your TFN and a receipt docket from Australia Post. Please send a copy of these to student.fees@nd.edu.au as proof of your application.

    Note:  Do not wait for your TFN before completing your eCAF.

    I received an email advising me to apply for an eCAF. Is this compulsory?

    An eCAF must be submitted even if you intend to pay your tuition fees upfront or are enrolled in the Tertiary Pathway Program.

    I have been offered a full-fee paying place, can I obtain a government loan to pay my tuition fees?

    If you are eligible for a FEE-HELP loan and wish to defer your fees, you will receive an email invitation to submit an eCAF form.

    When should I complete the eCAF?

    You must complete the eCAF by the earliest Census Date of your course(s).

    Failure to do so will result in you being required to pay full-fees immediately. If you are a Commonwealth Supported Student, your enrolment will be cancelled if you do not submit your eCAF by Census Date.

    Do I need to complete a new eCAF if I change my program?

    Yes and you will receive an invitation to complete a new eCAF when you change your program.

    More information

    For further information regarding eligibility, Government assistance and loan schemes go to http://www.studyassist.gov.au.

    For questions specifically relating to your application, please email the Student Fees Office at student.fees@nd.edu.au

  • Domestic Fees 2022

    Indicative Annual Fees

    For information regarding annual tuition rates and how they are calculated, please refer to Indicative Annual Domestic Fees 2022.

    Commonwealth Supported Student Course Costs

    For information regarding 2022 course costs for students with a Commonwealth Supported Place, please refer to the documents below:

    Fee Paying Student Course Costs

    For information regarding 2022 course costs for students with a Fee Paying Place, please refer to the documents below. Select your study level (undergraduate, postgraduate or research) for display of the applicable rates.

  • 2023 Fees Calculator

    How to use the calculator

    1. Please select the Student Type that best describes you.

    Please see above to determine if you are a Commonwealth Supported Student or a Fee Paying Student.

    If you are a student on a grandfathered place - either Commonwealth Supported Place before 2021 or Medicine before 2022- your fees differ from the amounts included below. Please contact the Fees Office for further information.

    2. Then, select the courses you are interested in to see their associated fees

    Scroll down the list of courses or click the arrow to search for your course(s). Please visit your chosen Program of Study to view the associated courses.

    For information regarding annual tuition rates and how they are calculated, please refer to Indicative Annual Domestic Fees 2023

  • Fee Summary

    Once you have completed your enrolment, you can view your Fee Summary through Student Centre.

    All students are required to pay tuition fees by the due date for the session. Please note there are many due dates during the academic year.

    What is in my Fee Summary?

    Your Fee Summary will outline:

    • enrolled course(s)
    • tuition fee amount
    • due date for payment
    • how to pay

    How do I view my Fee Summary?

    Follow these steps to access your Fee Summary:

    • Simply log into Student Centre
    • Navigate to the ‘Student Homepage’ and click on Financial Account
    • You will be able to view a Summary of your Account in the Account Services – Account Activity tab. An itemised list of your courses in Charges Due tab
    • Click on Make a Payment if you are paying all or part of your fees upfront.
  • When to pay

    You are required to pay fees by the due date listed in your Fee Summary to avoid cancellation of your enrolment.

    View Census dates under Calendars & Timetables

  • How to pay your fees upfront

    You can pay by Master, Visa, Credit or Debit card, through the secure and convenient University Payment Gateway facility. Cash is not accepted.

    If you are eligible to defer your tuition fees on a HELP loan and you wish to pay part or all of your fees upfront, you must ensure that payment is made by census date. Payments received after census date will not be accepted.

  • Low Completion Rate

    The low completion rate requirement was introduced on 1 January 2022.

    What is a low completion rate?

    If you are in a Bachelor or higher level course and you fail more than 50% of your program after attempting eight or more units of study you will be identified as having a low completion rate. For programs lower than bachelor level, this applies after four or more units of study.

    I’ve been told I have a low completion rate, what happens now?

    If you have a low completion rate, you will not be eligible for Commonwealth assistance (studying in a CSP or getting HELP loans for your study).

    If you have been told you have a low completion rate, there are a few options for you:

    1. continue your program by paying your fees upfront. If you pay upfront and increase your completion rate to 50 per cent or higher, you will be eligible for Commonwealth assistance for your program again.
    2. transfer to a new program at Notre Dame as you will be able to obtain Commonwealth assistance for your new program if you meet the admission requirements to your new program.
    3. If special circumstances apply to your situation, then you may apply for retroactive withdrawal from the course.

    More information

    Information is available on the following government webpages:

  • Where to get help

    For any questions regarding your fees, please contact the National Student Fees Office, +61 8 9433 0542, +61 8 9433 0536 or by email student.fees@nd.edu.au

  • Disclaimer

    Information provided in these documents is intended simply to assist students in estimating the cost of tuition fees. The information contained in the documents is provided in good faith and is derived from sources believed to be reliable and accurate, however, the University of Notre Dame Australia expressly disclaims liability which is based on a reliance on the information contained in this Web Site. Fees information generated from this site does not constitute an official invoice.

    Please Note:

    • All fees will be displayed in Australian Dollars.
    • All courses are subject to availability
  • Statement of fee setting principles

    Since its founding in 1989, The University of Notre Dame Australia has been committed to its Objects: to provide “university education within a context of Catholic faith and values, and the provision of an excellent standard of teaching, scholarship and research; training for the professions; and pastoral care for its students”. In seeking to fulfil its Objects, Notre Dame is committed to making its courses affordable and accessible for all those who seek to undertake the University education provided by Notre Dame. The University’s Strategic Plan 2013 -2016, 1.7 Equity and Access states that the University is committed to ensuring “just access to the educational offerings at the University”.

    In accordance with legislative requirements Notre Dame publishes its annual fees in October of the year prior to which they will be charged.

    Notre Dame’s fee setting framework is guided by the principle of ‘just access’. ‘Just access’ means that Notre Dame takes into consideration a variety of factors in setting its fees, including:

    1. The costs of delivering the specific course in a way which enables the University to achieve its legislated Objects, with particular reference to the educational experience offered to every student;
    2. The costs of ensuring that Notre Dame can financially support all activities it undertakes in furtherance of its legislated Objects;
    3. The level of Government and philanthropic financial support Notre Dame receives to support its activities; and
    4. The potential impact of fees on students, both at the time they undertake their studies with us and after they graduate from us.