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Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)


The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) 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 2016

The maximum amount charged to any student enrolled in 2016 is $290 and may be less, depending on the mode and study load. The 2016 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 $139
0.250 to less than 0.750 $217
0.750 and above $290
Off-campus or off-site enrolment
Less than 0.125 $0
0.125 and above $104
International and domestic full-fee paying students $0
Open Universities Australia $0
Cross-institution with SSAF paid at home institution (proof of payment required) $0

Payment dates

The 2016 Student Services Amenities Fee 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.

Fees invoice cycles 2016 SSAF statements issued SSAF payment due date
Summer B teaching periods 12 January 19 February
Semester one teaching periods 19 January 8 April
Winter teaching periods 03 May 8 July
Semester two teaching periods 24 May 9 September
Spring teaching periods 23 August 4 November
Summer A teaching periods 11 October 25 November

Payment options

You cannot get a fee extension to pay this fee. 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 amount upfront
  • pay some of it upfront and get an SA-HELP loan for the remainder
  • get an SA-HELP loan for the full  amount.

All other students must pay the Student Services Amenities Fee upfront by the payment due date on their statement.


Eligible students can request assistance from the Commonwealth to defer the amenities fee 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 the Web Enrolment System) 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. We will send you a Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN) to confirm your 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 Student Services Amenities Fee statement. If you are eligible, you will see the SA-HELP assistance form in the Web Enrolment System.

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