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Student contribution amounts - Band 3A


2012 Band 3A fees for 1 EFTSL1

Pre 2008 Students (2005-2007)
(refer below)
Students commencing from 2008 onwards

$8,050

$9,425

 

Band 3A student contribution amounts are the University of South Australia's method of identifying student contribution amounts for pre-2008 students (as defined in the Information for Commonwealth Supported students booklet and below).

The cost of your education as a Commonwealth Supported Student is shared between what you pay and what the Government pays. Generally speaking the Commonwealth Government pays part of the cost of your education and as a student you pay a Student Contribution (formerly known as HECS). Student Contribution amounts are calculated per Unit of Study, which is equivalent to a 'course' at UniSA. Units of Study/courses are grouped into Bands which attract different Student Contribution amounts.

Your Student Contribution amount for each course is based on the Band amount (refer above for amount appropriate to you) and the EFTSL1 value of the course.

Student Contribution amount for a Unit of Study / Course:

The formula for calculating your contribution amount for this course is:

EFTSL1  value for the course x Band amount

As an example:

ECON 3002 has an EFTSL1  value of 0.1252 and is a Band 3A course. You are enrolling in this course as a new student from 2008, so you are classified as a 'Student commencing from 2008'.

Therefore the Student Contribution Amount (fee) you will be required to pay for this course is equal to 0.125 x $9,425, or $1,178.003

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2011 Band 3A fees for 1 EFTSL1

Pre 2008 Students (2005-2007)
(refer below)
Students commencing from 2008 onwards

$7,756

$9,080

 

Band 3A student contribution amounts are the University of South Australia's method of identifying student contribution amounts for pre-2008 students (as defined in the Information for Commonwealth Supported students 2010 booklet and below).

The cost of your education as a Commonwealth Supported Student is shared between what you pay and what the Government pays. Generally speaking the Commonwealth Government pays part of the cost of your education and as a student you pay a Student Contribution (formerly known as HECS). Student Contribution amounts are calculated per Unit of Study, which is equivalent to a 'course' at UniSA. Units of Study/courses are grouped into Bands which attract different Student Contribution amounts.

Your Student Contribution amount for each course is based on the Band amount (refer above for amount appropriate to you) and the EFTSL1 value of the course.

Student Contribution amount for a Unit of Study / Course:

The formula for calculating your contribution amount for this course is:

EFTSL1  value for the course x Band amount

As an example:

ECON 3002 has an EFTSL1  value of 0.1252 and is a Band 3A course. You are enrolling in this course as a new student from 2008, so you are classified as a 'Student commencing from 2008'.

Therefore the Student Contribution Amount (fee) you will be required to pay for this course is equal to 0.125 x $9,080, or $1,135.003

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2010 Band 3A fees for 1 EFTSL1

Pre 2008 Students (2005-2007)
(refer below)
Students commencing from 2008 onwards

$7,567

$8,859

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Pre-2008 Student Overview

In the 2007 Budget the Australian Government introduced changes to higher education funding from 2008 as part of the Realising Our Potential package. These include an increase to the maximum student contribution amounts for courses of study in accounting, administration, economics and commerce. Student contribution amounts for these courses are now in the same student contribution band as courses of study in law, medicine, veterinary science and dentistry.

There are transitional arrangements for students who commenced a study program before 2008 and did not complete it before the end of 2007 ('pre-2008 students').

Am I a pre-2008 student?

You are a pre-2008 student if:

The arrangements for pre-2008 students apply until the end of 2012.

If I am a pre-2008 student, what student contribution do I pay?

If you are a pre-2008 student, the maximum student contribution amount per EFTSL1 , in 2009, for a course of study in accounting, administration, economics and commerce is the same as it would be had the Australian Government not raised the maximum. In 2011, this is $7,756 (indexed for later years).


1The EFTSL (Equivalent Full Time Student Load) value is a measure of the study load for a course, as a measure of the total required study load for a full year in undertaking your program on a full-time basis.

2 Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

3 If the amount calculated consists of whole dollars and a number of cents, the amount will be rounded down to the nearest whole dollar.

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