All students at Australian universities are required to pay fees, Notre Dame is committed to making its courses affordable and accessible. Fees will vary depending on your citizenship status, area and level of study. You may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) and/or an Australian Government loan scheme. The tabs below include everything you need to know about fees.
Commonwealth Supported Places
A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is a place at a 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.
This subsidy does not cover the entire cost of your study. Students must pay the rest, called the 'student contribution amount'.
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.
Eligible students will be offered a CSP – you do not need to apply.
Australian Government Loan Schemes
There are two Australian Government loan schemes available to students: HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP. These schemes allow students to defer their student contribution amount until their taxable income reaches a certain threshold. 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).
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.
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),
- 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,
- 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.
For more information about Australian Government loan schemes, including current repayment thresholds and loan limits, please visit www.studyassist.gov.au
Indicative Annual Fees
For information regarding annual tuition rates and how they are calculated, please refer to Indicative Annual Domestic Fees.
Commonwealth Supported Student Course Costs
For information regarding 2019 course costs for students with a Commonwealth Supported Place, please refer to the documents below:
Fee Paying Student Course Costs
For information regarding 2019 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.
The additional costs of study will vary from student to student. These include textbooks, uniforms (for example Nursing or Physiotherapy programs), photocopying and stationery. These costs are in addition to tuition fees.
For further information or assistance please contact the Fees Office on your campus of study. For Fremantle (08) 9433 0536, and for Sydney (02) 8204 4437 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
- 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:
- 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;
- The costs of ensuring that Notre Dame can financially support all activities it undertakes in furtherance of its legislated Objects;
- The level of Government and philanthropic financial support Notre Dame receives to support its activities; and
- The potential impact of fees on students, both at the time they undertake their studies with us and after they graduate from us.