The cost of a university degree can vary from program to program. Each course studied is priced differently, therefore the cost of your degree is the cumulative total of all subjects studied. To assist you with the costs associated with tertiary study the Commonwealth government subsidises eligible undergraduate students by offering a Commonwealth-supported place.
As a Commonwealth-supported student, you are required to make a contribution towards the cost of your education, but the Australian government covers the balance of the cost. The amount you pay in student contributions is determined by the courses you enrol in and the discipline areas in which they are classified.
The below table gives an approximation of the amount of student contribution you may incur during a full year of study:
|Band 7A (National Priority)
||Statistics, Mathematics and Science
||Humanities, Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Education and Nursing
||Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Engineering, Surveying and Agriculture
||Law, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Administration, Accounting, Economics and Commerce.
Fees are calculated approximately 3 to 4 weeks prior to the commencement of each term and include Student Contributions, FEE-HELP and Tuition Fees. Fees are available for viewing through each student's CQUcentral Student Centre and will have a due date of the term census or earlier. CQUcentral allows students to generate their own Fee Notices on demand and as a result we no longer post out hard copy invoices.
Fees are calculated on the basis of your enrolment, so any enrolment change - add or drop - could adjust the fees due for the term. Fees are recalculated daily and student accounts updated to reflect any enrolment changes made in the previous 24 hours except when a CQUniversity online payment is being actioned at which time the student account will automatically be updated immediately.
Sundry or incidental charges are not dependent on enrolment but accrue on an ad hoc basis and include student loans, late charges and library charges.
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When studying at CQUniversity the cost of your research candidature or postgraduate studies varies depending on the program and courses you choose to study, where and how you study, and whether you are a domestic or international student.
The costs of a university degree can vary from program to program. The cost of your degree is the cumulative total of all courses studied. The below tables will give an approximation of fees that you may incur as part of your postgraduate study:
||GENERAL COST PER COURSE
|Arts, Humanities and Education
|Business and Informatics
|Sciences, Engineering and Health
*Bundaberg, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Noosa and Rockhampton
||GENERAL COST PER COURSE
|Doctor of Professional Studies
*Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne and Sydney.
The below table gives a guide to potential fees that you may occur during your research program:
||FEE PER ANNUM (FULL-TIME)
|Excluding high cost medical and veterinary studies
*These figures are indicative and are to be used only as a guide.
**Bundaberg, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay and Rockhampton
The Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) allows you, if eligible, to defer payment of your student contribution until your income reaches a set threshold determined by the Government (2011/2012: $47 195). Payments are made by the Australian Taxation Office. Voluntary payments of $500 or more can be made at any time and attract a 5% discount.
There are two different loan schemes available for undergraduate students:
The loans available for postgraduate studies are:
For more information on Commonwealth-supported places and HELP, visit www.studyassist.gov.au
The federal government provides income support for living and other associated costs to eligible full-time students who are Australian citizens or permanent residents and are enrolled in approved programs.
Schemes which may offer you financial assistance include:
Youth Allowance: Available to eligible full-time students aged 16 to 24
Austudy: For eligible full-time students aged 25 years and over
Abstudy: Provides fi nancial assistance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who undertake approved full-time or part-time study
Pensioner Education Supplement: Available to eligible students (Australian citizens in either full-time or part-time study) already receiving income support from Centrelink or the Department of Veterans Affairs
For more information about any of these schemes visit www.centrelink.gov.au.
Other costs outside of your student contributions include any living expenses should you be living away from home, stationery and textbooks. Some programs require you to purchase additional equipment such as safety glasses, laboratory coats, gym clothes or a uniform.