HECS and Domestic Fees


Information contained on this page applies to domestic students only (i.e. Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens and all Australian permanent resident visa holders). Information for international students can be found here.

Commencing undergraduate domestic students at the University of Sydney are offered Commonwealth supported places (CSPs). A CSP is subsidised by the Commonwealth Government. Some students are required to pay their student contribution upfront while others can choose to pay upfront with a 10% HECS-HELP discount or take out a HECS-HELP loan.

Domestic postgraduate coursework students who enrol at the University of Sydney are either Commonwealth supported or domestic fee paying and are required to pay fees upfront, or if eligible, take out a HECS-HELP/FEE-HELP loan.

Currently, domestic students undertaking a higher degree by research are exempt from tuition fees under the Research Training Scheme (RTS), subject to time limits.

Most students attending the University are also liable for the Student Services and Amenities fee and are required to either pay the fee up-front or, if eligible, take out a SA-HELP loan.

Eligibility criteria apply to HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP, and SA-HELP programs. For information about higher education in Australia visit the Department of Education Study Assist website.


What's new in 2014?

Legislative Changes: Changes to Commonwealth Supported Students

The Commonwealth Government recently introduced legislation, the Higher Education Support Act (Savings and Other Measures) Bill 2013; to remove the discount for Commonwealth supported students who currently receive a discount for paying all or part of their fees upfront. This legislation was not finalised before the final sitting date for Parliament in 2013 and as such, will not be introduced on 1 January 2014 as anticipated. However, it may be introduced later in 2014. When the legislation is introduced, students electing to pay upfront will pay the same amount as students electing to defer their student contribution to the taxation system

If you are a Commonwealth supported student who is currently paying upfront and you would now like to obtain a HECS-HELP loan and are eligible to do so, please log in to Sydney Student to change your payment option. You will be required to make this change prior to the relevant census date.

University specific changes: Changes to invoices and statements

From 1 January 2014, students who elect or are required to pay their tuition or student services and amenities fees upfront to the University will no longer receive an invoice mailed to their correspondence address. The University will issue all students with a Student Financial Statement electronically. This can be accessed through 'My Finances' in your Sydney Student portal. However, please note the following:

  • Students who are continuing their enrolment from Semester 1, will be able to access their Student Financial Statement after Monday 14 July.
  • Students commencing their studies at the University of Sydney in Semester 2 will be able to access their Student Financial Statement soon after their online enrolment is finalised.

Federal Budget 2014

In the 2014-2015 budget, the Commonwealth Government proposed changes that will affect higher education and university students. Details of the changes can be found on the Study Assist website.

Students receiving, or intending to receive Centrelink payments should also be aware of proposed changes to Centrelink payments for students.


2014 payment due dates for semester fees

Payment due dates for fees will now be based on census dates. It is important to ensure that you pay the full amount due as per your Student Financial statement by the payment due date. Failure to the full amount may result in enrolment sanctions including the possible cancellation of your enrolment.

Below are the payment due dates for the July Semester sessions:

Session ID Census date Due date – domestic students Due date – international students
S2NWMA 4 July Due immediately Due immediately
S2CRW1 21 July 27 August 15 September
S2CIJL 31 July
S2CG 6 August
S2CIAU 31 August
S2CRA 31 August
S2C 31 August
S2CRB 28 September 16 September
S2CISE 30 September 18 September
S2CIOC 31 October 19 October 1 October
S2CRS3 28 November 16 November 29 October
S2CINO 30 November 18 November 31 October
S2CIDE 10 December 28 November 10 November
S2CRR3 (Research 3) 31 August 19 August 1 August
S2CRR4 (Research 4) 31 October 19 October 1 October

How do I pay my fees?

To prevent enrolment sanctions or cancellation of your enrolment, ensure all outstanding fees are paid by the payment due dates listed in your Student Financial Statement which is accessible via your Sydney Student portal.

Payment extensions or arrangements for instalments are not available to domestic students.

Please note:

  • Statements / invoices will no longer be mailed to you in hard copy. All students need to use Sydney Student to access their Student Financial Statement.
  • If you are eligible and would like to defer your fees using HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP or SA-HELP, please ensure you change your payment option via your Sydney Student portal no later than the relevant census date/s for unit/s of study or the SSA fee incurral date.
  • If you are required or opt to pay your SSA fee upfront, this fee is due on the payment date indicated on your Student Financial Statement. The SSA fee incurral date is not the payment due date of this fee. Failure to pay the SSA fee in full by the payment due date may result in enrolment sanctions.

Do I need to provide my Tax File Number?

If you are an Australian citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder and you intend to defer your student contribution, tuition fees or Student Services and Amenities fee to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), you MUST provide the University your tax file number (TFN) (or Certificate of Application for a TFN issued by the ATO) on or before the relevant census/incurral dates. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of your enrolment or other enrolment sanctions. TFNs must be provided on the relevant Commonwealth assistance form/s.

Please Note: All Commonwealth supported students; regardless of their payment option MUST submit a valid Request for Commonwealth support and HECS-HELP form on or before the relevant census date. Failure to submit this form will result in the cancellation of your enrolment as a Commonwealth supported student as per the Higher Education Support Act 2003. Requests for Commonwealth support and HECS-HELP forms can be submitted online via your Sydney Student portal or in person at the Student Centre during business hours.

If you are an Australian citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place and you elect to pay your student contribution upfront, you are not required to supply your TFN. However, if you do not pay your student contribution by the relevant census date and you have not provided the University with your tax file number in writing by this date, your enrolment will be cancelled in accordance with the Higher Education Support Act 2003. All Commonwealth supported students eligible for HECS-HELP are advised to provide their TFN to avoid cancellation of enrolment in this circumstance.

Under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, permanent resident visa holders (excluding permanent humanitarian visa holders) and New Zealand citizens are not eligible for HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP or SA-HELP assistance and are required to pay all semester fees upfront. These students should not provide their TFN to the University.


How can I make a partial payment?

You will be able to make partial payments via your Sydney Student portal during the partial payment window (7 days of the census date). As partial payments are voluntary, no amount will appear outstanding on your Student Financial Statement. If you would like to make a partial payment towards your student contribution, tuition fees or SSA fee and you are eligible to do so, please access your Sydney Student portal during the partial payment window.

Important information:

  • The Commonwealth Government has recently proposed but not yet passed legislation, Higher Education Support Act (Savings and Other Measures) Bill 2013, to remove the HECS-HELP discount for Commonwealth supported students who pay their student contribution upfront. If this legislation is passed, the 10% HECS-HELP discount will be removed. This will mean that there will be no discounts on student contribution amounts paid upfront to universities for all undergraduate and postgraduate domestic Commonwealth supported students, regardless of how they pay. This legislation will also remove the 5% bonus received on voluntary payments made directly to the Australian Taxation Office.
  • There is a $500 minimum partial payment for HECS-HELP. There is a $1 minimum partial payment for FEE-HELP and SA-HELP. The maximum partial payment accepted on HELP loans is up to $1 below the total fees for that semester or session. If you choose to make a partial payment, the remaining fees will become a debt with the Australian Taxation Office.
  • The Higher Education Support Act 2003 prevents the University from processing partial payments received after the census date. If you wish to make a partial payment, ensure the University receives the payment by the relevant census dates. If you are enrolled in any intensive sessions, please check the census dates.
  • In accordance with the Higher Education Support Act 2003, your payment status for a semester is determined after the census date for the units of study in which you are enrolled. Therefore, if you have made a payment prior to the census date or SSAF incurral date, it will be processed against your HELP loan according to the above partial payment rules. This also applies to overpayments in your account which you have not requested to be refunded to you before the census or incurral date.

Centrelink payments for students

If you would like more information on the payments you may be eligible for as a student, please see the Student Income Support Eligibility Information Tool.

Specific information regarding particular student support payments can be found on the Department of Industry website.

Some postgraduate courses of study are approved courses for Centrelink purposes.

If you are required to provide a letter to Centrelink confirming your enrolment details, please complete the Request for HECS or Domestic Fee Related Related Documents and return it to the HECS and Domestic Fees office or Student Centre by email, fax, post or in person.


Residency requirements for Australian citizens

Australian citizens who commenced a course of study from 1 January 2013 are now required to reside in Australia for at least one unit of study contributing to their course of study in order to be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place or Commonwealth assistance (including HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP and SA-HELP). Students undertaking a higher degree by research and requesting SA-HELP assistance are required to reside in Australia for at least some of their course of study.

Students are required to declare if they will undertake in Australia at least one unit of study on their Commonwealth assistance form (i.e. Request for Commonwealth support and HECS-HELP form/ Request for FEE-HELP assistance form/ Request for SA-HELP assistance form).

Please Note: A student who is offered a Commonwealth supported place and will not undertake in Australia any units of study contributing to the course of study will not be able to enrol in a Commonwealth supported place and will be required to enrol as a domestic fee-paying student, paying the tuition fees upfront. Giving false or misleading information is a serious offence under the Criminal Code Act 1995.


Commonwealth supported students

All domestic students commencing an undergraduate course of study at the University of Sydney are Commonwealth supported, which means the federal government funds part of the costs while you pay a contribution amount. The student contribution amount is calculated at the unit of study level and is based on the student contribution bands and the weight of each unit of study. See section below, How do I calculate the cost of my unit of study?, for details on how to calculate the cost.

In accordance with the Higher Education Support Act 2003, all Commonwealth supported students MUST complete and submit a valid Request for Commonwealth support and HECS-HELP form on or before the relevant census date; failure to adhere to this legislative requirement will result in the cancellation of enrolment in a Commonwealth supported place. Students who are cancelled from a Commonwealth supported place are not permitted to return as a Commonwealth supported student in the same semester as per the Higher Education Support Act 2003.

If you are an Australian citizen or hold an Australian permanent humanitarian visa and reside in Australia, you are eligible for HECS-HELP (the federal government’s Higher Education Loan Program). This means you can choose to either pay your student contribution upfront and obtain a 10% HECS-HELP discount, or defer all or part of your contribution to the Australian Taxation Office by obtaining a HECS-HELP loan.

Eligible students who opt for a HECS-HELP loan MUST provide their tax file number (TFN) or a Certificate of Application for a TFN on or before the relevant census date. Students who do not provide their TFN or fail to make the full payment of their student contribution for the semester, on or before the relevant census date, will also have their enrolment as a Commonwealth supported student cancelled as per the Higher Education Support Act 2003.

If you are an Australian permanent resident visa holder (excluding permanent humanitarian visa holders) or a New Zealand citizen you are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place. However, you must pay your student contribution upfront, in full, by the relevant payment due date.

All Commonwealth supported students are charged the Student Services and Amenities fee (SSA fee). This fee is in addition to the student contribution amount for the semester and students are required to either pay this fee upfront or, if eligible, obtain a SA-HELP loan prior to the SSA fee incurral date. Please note that students who are required to or who opt to pay the SSA fee upfront must pay by the payment due date on the invoice, not by the SSA fee incurral date. Enrolment sanctions may be applied if full payment of the fee is not received by the payment due date.


Undergraduate domestic fee paying students

As a result of changes introduced by the Federal Government in 2008 to the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA), no commencing undergraduate domestic fee paying places have been offered since 1 January 2009. Under certain circumstances, eligible students may be offered a domestic fee paying place to continue their enrolment.

The calculation of fees is based on a cost per unit of study, for units of study undertaken as part of an undergraduate award course or a non-award program. See section below, How do I calculate the cost of my unit of study?, for details on how to calculate the cost.

If you are an Australian citizen or hold an Australian permanent humanitarian visa and reside in Australia, you are eligible for FEE-HELP assistance (the federal government's Higher Education Loan Program). This means you can defer all or part of your tuition fees to the Australian Taxation Office (FEE-HELP loan). There is a limit of $100,000 indexed annually ($120,002 in 2014) for students studying a medicine, dentistry or veterinary science course that leads to provisional registration to practise in one of those fields, and $80,000 indexed annually ($96,000 in 2014) for all other students.

Please Note: There is a 25% loan fee for FEE-HELP loans for undergraduate courses of study, however this loan fee does not count towards the FEE-HELP loan limit.

Most undergraduate domestic fee paying students are charged the SSA fee. This fee is in addition to the tuition fee for the semester and students are required to pay this fee upfront or obtain a SA-HELP loan, if eligible, prior to the SSA fee payable date. Please note that students who are required or who opt to pay the SSA fee upfront must pay by the payment due date on the invoice, not by the SSA fee incurral date. Enrolment sanctions may be applied if full payment of the fee is not received by the payment due date.


Postgraduate coursework students

Most postgraduate coursework courses offered at the University of Sydney are fee paying (i.e. non Commonwealth supported) and require the payment of tuition fees. A small number of courses are exclusively Commonwealth supported, while there are a few where a Commonwealth supported place can be obtained via direct applications to individual faculties. For information regarding postgraduate Commonwealth supported places, please contact the relevant school or faculty office.

Postgraduate fees are calculated at the course level. Current postgraduate domestic course fees are available at Sydney Courses. See section below, How do I calculate the cost of my unit of study?, for details on how to calculate the cost.

If you are an Australian citizen or hold an Australian permanent humanitarian visa and reside in Australia, you are eligible for FEE-HELP assistance (the federal government's Higher Education Loan Program). This means you can defer all or part of your course fees to the Australian Taxation Office (FEE-HELP loan). There is a limit of $100,000 indexed annually ($120,002 in 2014) for students studying a medicine, dentistry or veterinary science course that leads to provisional registration to practise in one of those fields, and $80,000 indexed annually ($96,000 in 2014) for all other students. There is no loan fee for using FEE-HELP in a postgraduate course of study.

Eligible students who opt for a FEE-HELP loan MUST provide their tax file number (TFN) or a Certificate of Application for a TFN on or before the relevant census dates. Students who do not provide their TFN on or before the census date will not be eligible for FEE-HELP and will be required to pay their fees upfront in full to the University.

In addition to the postgraduate tuition fees, most domestic postgraduate students are also charged the SSA fee and students are required to pay this fee upfront or obtain a SA-HELP loan, if eligible, prior to the SSA fee incurral date. Please note that students who are required or who opt to pay the SSA fee upfront must pay by the payment due date on the invoice, not by the SSA fee incurral date. Enrolment sanctions may be applied if full payment of the fee is not received by the payment due date.

(*) An EFTSL (Equivalent Full Time Student Load) is a measure of study load a student undertakes. One EFTSL is equivalent to 48 credit points at the University of Sydney and represents a standard annual full time load. All course fee rates presented on the course database are for 1 EFTSL.


Postgraduate domestic research students

Domestic students undertaking a postgraduate research program at the University of Sydney, at a Masters or Doctorate level, are covered by the Research Training Scheme (RTS) and are exempt from the payment of tuition fees.

RTS students are entitled to a maximum of:

  • 4 years of full time equivalent study for an eligible Doctorate degree by research, and
  • 2 years of full time equivalent study for an eligible Masters degree by research

Those who transfer their research program from another university to the University of Sydney will be required to provide details regarding their consumption of RTS entitlements at their previous university and may be required to pay tuition fees at this University.

Students who commenced their postgraduate research program as an international student and change to domestic status will be enrolled under RTS minus any EFTSL consumed as an international student. RTS entitlements are calculated from the course commencement date.

Most domestic postgraduate research students are charged the SSA fee and will be required to pay this fee or obtain a SA-HELP loan, if eligible, on or before the SSA fee incurral date. Please note that students who are required or who opt to pay the SSA fee upfront must pay by the payment due date on the Student Financial Statement, not by the SSA fee incurral date. Enrolment sanctions may be applied if full payment of the fee is not received by the payment due date.


How do I calculate the cost of my unit of study?

Commonwealth supported: Undergraduate or Postgraduate

To calculate the cost of a unit of study (subject) as a Commonwealth-supported student follow the steps below.

Step 1

Visit the unit of study database and take note of:

  • The student contribution band the unit of study is in,
  • The Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL) value of the unit of study.

Step 2

Look up the contribution per 1 EFTSL for the student contribution band in the unit of study you are interested in.

Step 3

Multiply the unit of study's EFTSL value by its contribution band rate.

For example, the unit of study Education, Teachers and Teaching (EDUF1018) – is worth 0.125 EFTSL (6 credit points) and is in student contribution Band 1 ($6,044 per 1 EFTSL, for a student who commenced their studies after 1 January 2010).

The contribution for this subject is calculated as follows: $6,044 x 0.125 = $755.50

Finally, round the amount down to the nearest dollar. Therefore, the contribution for EDUF1018 is $755.00.

To calculate your student contribution each year, follow these steps for each of the units of study you intend to complete.

Continuing with the example above, Australian citizens and permanent humanitarian visa holders who do not wish to pay their student contribution upfront and ask for a HECS-HELP loan (in other words, who opt to defer their student contribution to the tax system) will have $755.00 reported to the tax office as a HECS-HELP loan for EDUF1018. Meanwhile, all other permanent resident visa holders and New Zealand citizens will be required to pay $755.00 for EDUF1018 upfront to the University.

Australian citizens and permanent humanitarian visa holders who opt to pay their contribution upfront are eligible to receive a 10% HECS-HELP discount. To determine the discounted amount for EDUF1018, multiply the contribution amount by 0.90.

For example: $755.00 x 0.90 = $679.95. Here, the amount is not rounded down to the nearest dollar and students are required to pay dollars and cents.

For further information on Commonwealth supported places and HECS-HELP please visit the Study Assist website.

Please note the following:

  • Band 5 (Accounting, Administration, Commerce and Economics units of study) is the same fee rate as band 3.
    Band 6 (Mathematics, Statistics and Science units of study) is the same fee rate as band 2.
  • Band 7 (Education and Nursing units of study) is the same fee rate as band one for students who commenced their degree after the 1 January 2010. For students who commenced their degree before 1 January 2010, the maximum student contribution for these units of study is $4696.
  • In 2014, most clinical psychology units will fall under student contribution band 3, except PSYC6032 which will fall under band 2.

Domestic fee paying: Undergraduate award and non-award study (including Summer/Winter school)

If you are enrolled in an undergraduate course of study in a domestic fee paying place, you enrol in a unit of study on a non-award basis or you undertake a unit of study in the Sydney Summer/Winter School under your Commonwealth Supported course, your fees are calculated for each unit of study individually. Using the online unit of study database, search for each unit of study to find the “Domestic Fee” rate.

Domestic fee paying: Postgraduate award course

If you are enrolled in a postgraduate course of study as a domestic fee paying student, your fees are calculated according to your degree. To find the cost for an individual unit of study, find the total cost for 1 EFTSL (48 credit points) using the course search option. The course fees are displayed for domestic students on the right banner for each course of study.

For example, for a student enrolled part-time in a Master of Commerce in 2014:

Unit of Study Credit Points

Master of Commerce

(Cost for 1 EFTSL)

Total
BUSS5000 6 $26400 $3300
BUSS6000 6 $26400 $3300
TOTAL: 12   $6600

Domestic fee-paying: Postgraduate non-award study

If you are enrolled in non-award study at postgraduate level, your units of study are calculated according to the faculty in which you are enrolled. To find the cost for an individual unit of study, find the total cost for 1 EFTSL (48 credit points) using the course search option (for example, “Arts Postgraduate Non-award”). The course fees are displayed for domestic students on the right banner for each course of study.

For example, for a non-award student enrolled in an Arts Postgraduate unit of study in 2014:

Unit of Study Credit Points

Arts Postgraduate Non-award

(cost for 1 EFTSL)

Total
ENGL6101 6 $19500 $2437

Domestic Higher Degree by Research

If you are a domestic student enrolled in a Masters or Doctorate level course by research, you are exempt from paying tuition fees under the Research Training Scheme (RTS). At present at the University of Sydney, all domestic higher degree by research students fall under the RTS. The Research Training Scheme allows Masters students to study for 2 years equivalent full time and Doctorate students to study for 4 years equivalent full time. If you exceed the time limits, the University of Sydney must change your fee liability status from RTS to domestic fee paying. At present, higher degree by research students at the University of Sydney who have exceeded their time limits are not liable for fees (zero fee charged).

International students

If you are an international student, please refer to the International Office for more information, or go to the course search to view tuition fees for courses of study.


Census dates

As per the Higher Education Support Act 2003, all universities are required to set a census date for each unit of study offered. The census date is the last day to withdraw from a unit of study without financial or academic penalty. It is also the final day when Commonwealth supported students, as well as students requesting Commonwealth assistance, can submit appropriate Commonwealth assistance forms, including tax file numbers (TFN), if deferring their fees.

After the census date:

  • you become financially liable for any unit of study in which you are enrolled; and
  • you incur a HELP debt for any units for which you have taken out a HELP loan.

Census dates for sessions on offer at the University of Sydney in 2014.


Cancellation of enrolment

Your enrolment is at risk of cancellation if:

  • You are a Commonwealth supported student and have not completed and submitted a Request for Commonwealth support and HECS-HELP form, by the relevant census date;
  • You have not paid your semester fees in full by the payment due date

If your enrolment is cancelled:

  • You will cease to be a student of the University of Sydney.
  • You will no longer be able to obtain transcripts or allow authorised third parties to access details about your enrolment at the University of Sydney.
  • Your access to library facilities and eLearning will be removed.
  • You will not be permitted to attend lectures, tutorials, clinical placements or submit assessments whilst cancelled.

Once cancelled, if you wish to re-enrol as a student, you must receive permission from your faculty/ school. Once the faculty has granted permission to re-enrol, your enrolment will be re-instated after the University has confirmed receipt of payment of all outstanding fees plus a $100 reinstatement fee. The last date to re-enrol for the semester is the last teaching date. If you do not re-enrol, your transcript will show a “cancelled” status for your units of study for that semester. This is not an academic penalty.

Please Note: If you are a Commonwealth supported student and your enrolment is cancelled, as per the Higher Education Support Act 2003, you will not be permitted to re-enter the University as a Commonwealth supported student in the same semester. With faculty permission, you will be able to re-enter as a non-award full-fee paying student if you wish to re-enrol in the same cancelled semester. Please note that the fees for non-award study are significantly higher than for Commonwealth supported students and there are no Commonwealth loan programs available. You may then re-apply to enter the University as a Commonwealth supported student in subsequent semesters.


Withdrawing or discontinuing study

Withdrawing from study

A student who formally (i.e. in writing) ceases their enrolment in a course or unit/s of study on or before the relevant census date is considered to have “withdrawn” their enrolment. Those students who withdraw are not financially or academically liable for those units of study.

If you would like to withdraw from a unit of study or your course of study, you MUST inform your faculty in writing prior to the census date. This can be done online via the discontinuation of enrolment task available through your Sydney Student portal. If you do not notify your faculty in writing prior to the census date you will be financially liable for the unit/s or course of study.

If you paid your semester fees prior to withdrawing your enrolment you may apply for a refund directly through the Fees Office – Financial Control and Treasury.

Discontinuing study

A student who ceases their enrolment in a course or unit/s of study after the relevant census date is considered to have “discontinued” their studies. Those students who discontinue their enrolment are financially liable for the discontinued units of study and academic penalties may also apply for discontinued unit/s of study.

Please note:

  • You are financially liable for any units of study you are enrolled in after the census date. If you discontinue or fail to successfully complete (i.e. receive a grade of DC, DF, AF or FA) a unit of study after the census date due to special circumstances beyond your control, you may be eligible for a refund of your fees paid upfront to the University or a remission of your HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP debt. To apply for a refund or remission, please complete the Application for Refund/Re-Crediting in Special Circumstances form and return it to the Student Centre, along with original or certified independent supporting documents.
  • The government has not provided any provisions for universities to remit SA-HELP debts. As such, students who discontinue their enrolment after the SSA fee incurral date, will be liable for their SSA fee and will not be refunded their SSA fee where paid upfront or remitted their SA-HELP debt if deferred
  • If you received a grade of DF, AF or F due to special circumstances beyond your control, you may apply to your faculty directly to have this grade changed to DNF. This is a separate procedure to applying for a refund or remission due to special circumstances.
  • Applications for a refund or remission due to special circumstances MUST be received within 12 months from the discontinuation date (if you received a grade of DNF or DF) or by the end of teaching period for the relevant semester (if you received a grade of AF or F).
  • If the unit of study was taught by Sydney Summer/Winter School, please apply directly to Summer School for a refund or remission due to special circumstances.

Updating residency and citizenship details

If you were previously an international student and have now become a permanent resident of Australia or a New Zealand citizen, or were previously a permanent resident or New Zealand citizen and you are now an Australian citizen, you are required to inform the University of this change. Please complete the Change of Residency notification in your Sydney Student portal and bring your original documents to the Student Centre (passport or citizenship certificate and visa documents, as relevant).

Commencing students who have not yet enrolled should ensure their residency details are correct at the time of enrolment. All students are advised that the University is only able to amend records for a semester on or before the relevant census dates. Please ensure to bring your documents to the Student Centre without delay.


HECS and Domestic Fees Office Contact Details

If you have an enquiry related to a domestic fees related issue that is not answered in the above information, please contact the HECS and Domestic Fees Office.

HECS and Domestic Fees Office
Student Centre
Level 3, Jane Foss Russell Bldg, G02
University of Sydney

Email:
Phone: +61 2 8627 8239
Fax: +61 2 8627 8285


Other enquiries

Payment of fees, payment problems or refund enquiries

If you have had trouble accessing the fee payment options or would like to enquire about the status of a payment or refund, please contact the Fees Office – Financial Control and Treasury at or on +61 2 9351 5222.

Course-related enquiries

If you have a question about a course, or would like to know if Commonwealth supported places are offered in a postgraduate course you are applying for, please contact the relevant faculty.

International students

If you are an International student and would like to make an enquiry about your fees, please contact International Services at or on +61 2 8627 8300.

Scholarships and Financial support

The Scholarships Office has a range of scholarships available. Financial Services also provides financial support in the form of bursaries and loans.


HECS & Fees associated Forms