Student Services and Amenities Fee

What is the Student Services and Amenities fee?

In October 2011, the Australian Parliament passed the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Bill 2010, allowing universities to charge a Student Services and Amenities fee (SSA fee) of up to $263 from 1 January 2012 (indexed annually thereafter) as an initiative to increase student support and services in Australian universities. The University of Sydney began charging the fee on 1 January 2012.

Help paying the fee

The fee is calculated based on the student’s semester load (i.e. full-time/part-time status) and will be charged on a semester basis. There is a new component of the HELP scheme, called SA-HELP, which will allow eligible students to defer the payment of their SSA fee.

Please note the SAF fee will not be charged by Summer or Winter School. It is charged on a semester basis, and will include any subject completed during Summer and/or Winter School.

More information on the SSA fee in 2015

More detailed information on the Student Services and Amenities Fee 2015 is available from the University’s HECS and Fees Office including the SSA fee 2015 FAQS.