The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) was introduced by the government in 2012. The fee provides funding for student services and amenities of a non-academic nature (sporting, recreational, employment, financial, food, etc). It's calculated based on your enrolment (mode and study load) for the entire calendar year.
Fee amount for 2015
The maximum amount charged to any student enrolled in 2015 is $286 and may be less, depending on the mode and study load. The 2015 rates are:
|Mode and study load per calendar year (EFTSL)||Amount|
|On-campus or multi-modal enrolment|
|Less than 0.125||$0|
|0.125 to less than 0.250||$137|
|0.250 to less than 0.750||$214|
|0.750 and above||$286|
|Off-campus or off-site enrolment|
|Less than 0.125||$0|
|0.125 and above||$103|
|International and domestic full-fee paying students||$0|
|Open Universities Australia (OUA)||$0|
|Joint degrees established between Monash and overseas institution||$0|
|Cross-institution with SSAF paid at home institution (proof of payment required)||$0|
The 2015 SSAF will be invoiced upfront, separately from your course fees in your first enrolled teaching period. We will email you your SSAF statement and a copy will also be available in the Web Enrolment System (WES).
|Fees invoice cycles 2015||SSAF statements issued by||SSAF payment due date|
|Summer B teaching periods||13 January||13 February|
|Semester one teaching periods||13 January||13 February|
|Winter teaching periods||05 May||15 May|
|Semester two teaching periods||26 May||17 July|
|Spring teaching periods||25 August||11 September|
|Summer A teaching periods||13 October||23 October|
You cannot get a fee extension to pay the SSAF. For payment methods, see the options for fee statement payments (enrolled students).
If you are an Australian citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder (resident in Australia), you may choose to:
- pay the full SSAF amount upfront
- pay some of the SSAF upfront and get an SA-HELP loan for the remainder
- get an SA-HELP loan for the full SSAF amount.
All other students must pay the SSAF upfront by the payment due date on their SSAF statement.
Eligible students can request assistance from the Commonwealth to defer the SSAF payment through the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) known as SA-HELP.
To be eligible for SA-HELP, you must meet all of the following conditions:
- be an Australian citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa-holder, resident in Australia
- be enrolled in an award, enabling or bridging (for overseas-trained professionals) course
- provide Monash with your Tax File Number (TFN) or a Certificate of Application for a TFN
- submit a Request for SA-HELP Assistance (in WES) by the due date.
You only need to apply for SA-HELP once for each course. If you change your course or change universities, you need to reapply for SA-HELP.
The SA-HELP incurred date is 31 December. This date is when your loan amount is deferred to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). We will send you a Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN) to confirm you loan amount, within 28 days of the SA-HELP incurred date.
SA-HELP is not automatic
To access SA-HELP, you must apply for it, even if you have deferred your course fees. Lodge your SA-HELP assistance form by the payment due date on your SSAF statement. If you are eligible, you will see the SA-HELP assistance form in WES.