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Everything you need to know about fees and support for our undergraduate and postgraduate programs

Commonwealth Supported Places 

If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are subsidised by the Australian Government. 

Your share of the fee (student contribution) is set on an annual basis by the government and is determined by the discipline areas (bands) of your individual enrolled courses, not the overall program. 

How much can I expect to pay for my Commonwealth supported place? 

The Australian Government has introduced changes to university funding and student contribution fees under its Job-ready Graduates Package.  

The fees in the table below apply to students commencing their program in 2024. Fees for continuing students are available at fees for Commonwealth supported students. 

Each course (subject) falls into a band. The band determines the student contribution amount for the course. 

Amounts listed in the table below are based on a standard, full-time study load (96 credit points per year) with all courses in the same band. A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load or for enrolment in courses (subjects) from a combination of bands. 

You can learn how to calculate your exact tuition fees for units from different bands at Fees for Commonwealth supported students



Student contribution band by course (subject)

Maximum annual student contribution amount (per EFTSL) in 2024

Education, Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, English, Mathematics, Statistics, Nursing, Indigenous and Foreign Languages, Agriculture$4,445 per standard year
$555 per standard (12 credit point) course
Allied Health, Other Health, Built Environment, Computing, Visual and Performing Arts, Professional Pathway Psychology, Professional Pathway Social Work, Engineering, Surveying, Environmental Studies, Science, Pathology$8,948 per standard year
$1,118 per standard (12 credit point) course
Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science$12,720 per standard year
$1,590 per standard (12 credit point) course
Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce, Communications, Society and Culture$16,323 per standard year
$2,040 per standard (12 credit point) course


Fee assistance 


The Australian Government provides financial assistance via the HECS-HELP loan scheme, which allows eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) to defer payment of up to the full amount of their student contribution. 

SA-HELP Loans 

You may be eligible to apply to defer payment of the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) through the SA-HELP loan scheme. If you use SA-HELP, the amount will be added to your accumulated HELP debt. 

How does a HELP loan work? 

If your FEE-HELP and/or SA-HELP loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT, on your behalf, up to 100% of your fees. This amount will become part of your accumulated HELP debt. 

You only start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is set each year by the Australian Government (this also applies if you are still studying). The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice. 

For more information about loan repayment options see  Commonwealth assistance (HELP loans) or Study Assist

Additional expenses 

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged a student services and amenities fee (SSAF) each semester, not exceeding the annual maximum for the year. This is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.

The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2024 is $351. 

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see  Paying SSAF

You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These  additional fees and expenses vary from program to program. 

^Fees typically increase each year and may change without notice. Total fees are estimates and should only be used as a guide.