Fees & financial assistance
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Tuition fee structure
Most UOW postgrad coursework programs are offered as full fee paying places (for course fee prices, see Coursefinder), however some courses also have a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places.
Full fee paying students can defer their tuition fees via FEE-HELP, a loan scheme offered by the Federal Government for all Australian citizens. Repayments are automatically deducted from your salary by the Australian Taxation Office once your income reaches a certain amount. This amount changes every year. See StudyAssist for repayment details.
Students with Commonwealth Supported Places can defer their part of the tuition fees, called the Student Contribution, through HECS-HELP. Repayments are automatically deducted from your salary by the Australian Taxation Office once your income reaches a certain amount. This amount changes every year. See StudyAssist for repayment details.
Employers can sponsor students to complete postgrad coursework with a formal sponsorship agreement, where UOW invoices the company for tuition fees directly. Email email@example.com for more information on sponsorships.
There’s also the option to pay all tuition fees in full up front.
Other fees & expenses
Student Services and Amenities Fee
The Australian Government introduced the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SAF) in 2012. All full time and part time students are required to pay a small fee to help us to continue to provide you with world-class facilitates and lush well-kept grounds. More about SAF, including rates.
You’ll also need to cover the costs of accommodation, transport (full-time students receive a concession card at enrolment, which allows up to 50% off public transport) and other course costs, such as textbooks.
The Australian Government’s Department of Human Services provides financial assistance to eligible students through income-tested schemes such as Youth Allowance (full-time students under 25), Austudy (full-time students over 25) and ABSTUDY (Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australians).
Apply to be transferred into a Commonwealth Supported Place.
UOW offers students experiencing financial hardship the opportunity to transfer from a full fee paying course into a Commonwealth Supported Place.
Students can apply for an interest free SA-HELP loan to pay all or part of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee. This will be added onto your FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP loan and paid back to the Australian Taxation Office when your income reaches a certain amount. This amount changes every year. See StudyAssist for details.