The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) aims to provide a balanced, practical approach to funding campus services and amenities of a non-academic nature.

Student services and amenities fee

What is it?

The SSAF aims to provide a balanced, practical approach to funding campus services and amenities of a non-academic nature, such as sporting and recreational activities, employment and career advice, child care, financial advice and food services.

  • Projects approved for funding in 2013 (PDF, 327.5KB)
  • Final Summary of SSAF 2013 (PDF, 37.34KB)
  • How much?

    Level of Study

    Type of student

    Campus Location

    Enrolment

    Annual maximum SSAF 2013

    Undergraduate OR Postgraduate Coursework

    Domestic

    On-campus

    FT

    $273

    PT

    $204

    Domestic

    Off-campus / Online / Distance / Port Macquarie

    FT and PT

    $204

    Domestic

    Through UON partner

    FT and PT

    $204

    International

    On-campus

    FT

    $273

    PT

    $204

    International

    Off-campus / Online / Distance

    FT and PT

    $204

    International

    Offshore through UON partner

    FT and PT

    No charge

    Research

    Domestic

    On-campus

    FT

    $273

    PT

    $204

    International

    On-campus

    FT

    $273

    PT

    $204

     

    Domestic

    Distance

    FT and PT

    $204

    International

    Distance

    FT and PT

    $204

    Enabling program

    Domestic

    On-campus

    FT and PT

    No charge

    International

    Other studies

    Exchange (inbound)

    On-campus

    FT

    No charge

    Cross-institutional (inbound)

    On-campus

    FT

    $273

    PT

    $204

    ELICOS

    On-campus

    FT

    No charge

    Exchange (outbound)

    On-campus

    FT

    $273

    Non-award

    On-campus

    FT

    $273

    PT

    $204

    Study Abroad (inbound)

    On-campus

    FT

    No charge

    In 2014 SSAF will be charged each term of study to a maximum of $281 for the year (full time study) and $210 (partial fee).

    Level of Study

    Type of student

    Campus Location

    Enrolment

    Annual maximum SSAF 2014

    Undergraduate OR Postgraduate Coursework

    Domestic

    On-campus

    FT

    $281

    PT

    $210

    Domestic

    Off-campus / Online / Distance / Port Macquarie

    FT and PT

    $210

    Domestic

    Through UON partner

    FT and PT

    $210

    International

    On-campus

    FT

    $281

    PT

    $210

    International

    Off-campus / Online / Distance

    FT and PT

    $210

    International

    Offshore through UON partner

    FT and PT

    No charge

    Research

    Domestic

    On-campus

    FT

    $281

    PT

    $210

    International

    On-campus

    FT

    $281

    PT

    $210

     

    Domestic

    Distance

    FT and PT

    $210

    International

    Distance

    FT and PT

    $210

    Enabling program

    Domestic

    On-campus

    FT and PT

    No charge

    International

    Other studies

    Exchange (inbound)

    On-campus

    FT

    No charge

    Cross-institutional (inbound)

    On-campus

    FT

    $281

    PT

    $210

    ELICOS

    On-campus

    PT

    No charge

    Exchange (outbound)

    On-campus

    FT

    $281

    Non-award

    On-campus

    FT

    $281

    PT

    $210

    Study Abroad (inbound)

    On-campus

    FT

    $281

    PT

    $210

    Bills

    You will be invoiced up front (separately from your course fees) at the beginning of each term you are enrolled. Once the SSAF bill is generated you will be notified via email that your SSAF bill is available in myHub.

    Payment options

    Australian citizens and permanent humanitarian visa holders (resident in Australia) can

    • pay the full SSAF amount up front
    • pay some of the SSAF upfront and get a SA-HELP loan for the remainder; or
    • apply for a SA-HELP loan for the full SSAF amount

    All other students must pay the SSAF up front by the payment due date.

    Please note: students who are enrolled in non-award and cross-institutional study are not eligible for SA-HELP loan assistance and must pay the SSAF in full to the University.

    Find out about refunds of the SSAF in our Student Fees Refund Procedure.

    Have your say

    Email your suggestions and comments about SSAF funded projects or provide confidential feedback through AskUoN.

    We follow the Australian Government's guidelines on how universities can use SSAF funds and the University of Newcastle Principles for the assessment of SSAF funded projects (PDF, 32.8KB).

  • SSAF Student Consultative Group (SSAFSCG) (PDF, 310KB)
  • SSAF Management Group (SSAFMG) Terms of Reference 2014 (PDF 94.4KB)