Costs and Support

It’s difficult to estimate the cost of attending university, as much depends on your study program, as well as your individual lifestyle and circumstances.

TUITION & FEES

TUITION & FEES

The federal government provides Commonwealth support to most Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens in undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. For each unit a Commonwealth supported student undertakes towards their degree, the federal government pays part of the cost and the student pays the rest. This is known as the ‘student contribution amount’ and is determined by the units of study selected by the student.

HECS-HELP

HECS-HELP

You will be able to defer the payment of your student contribution fee through the HECS-HELP program, until you are earning a specific income, above the government’s nominated minimum threshold. The repayments will come out of your income (with your tax) on a sliding scale. It does not have to be repaid as a lump sum.For the most up to date information on fees see our Tuition fees & charges or the federal government’s Study Assist site.

SCHOLARSHIPS

SCHOLARSHIPS

Southern Cross University offers a range of industry and community scholarships through its Rising Stars program. Scholarships are designed to recognise academic achievement, community involvement and leaderships, or may support students studying a particular discipline at a specific campus. Some recognise financial or other hardship.There is nothing to lose by exploring and applying for the scholarships on offer from the University and from government, industry, community groups and individuals. Information is available at SCU scholarships.

Our Going to University guide also contains useful information about living expenses and textbooks.

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