2014 Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)

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The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) was introduced by the government, starting 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 2014

The maximum amount charged to any student enrolled in 2014 is $281 and may be less, depending on the mode and study load. The 2014 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 $134
0.250 to less than 0.750 $210
0.750 and above $281
Off-campus or off-site enrolment
Less than 0.125 $0
0.125 and above $101
Others
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

Payment dates

The 2014 SSAF will be invoiced upfront, separately from your course fees in your first enrolled teaching period. We will email you when your SSAF statement is available in the Web Enrolment System (WES).

Fees invoice cycles 2014SSAF statements issued bySSAF payment due date
Summer B teaching periods 14 January 14 February
Semester one teaching periods 14 January 14 February
Winter teaching periods 06 May 16 May
Semester two teaching periods 27 May 18 July
Spring teaching periods 02 September 12 September
Summer A teaching periods 14 October 24 October

Payment options

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.

SA-HELP

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.