2021 ASAM Course Fee Schedule – New Students [insert link to Fee document]
2021 ASAM Course Fee Schedule – Continuing Students [insert link to Fee document]
2021 ASAM International Course Fee Schedule – New Students [insert link to Fee document]
2021 ASAM International Course Fee Schedule – Continuing Students [insert link to Fee document]
2022 ASAM Course Fee Schedule – New Students [insert link to Fee document]
2022 ASAM Course Fee Schedule – Continuing Students [insert link to Fee document]
2022 ASAM International Course Fee Schedule – New Students [insert link to Fee document]
2022 ASAM International Course Fee Schedule – Continuing Students [insert link to Fee document]
Additional Administration Fees
Please follow this link to download a list of Additional Administration Fees [insert link to Administration Fee document]. These fees are only incurred when there is a request to replace a testamur, academic transcript or Student ID Card.
Statement of Tuition Protection
Please follow these links to download our Statement of Tuition Protection:
Statement of Tuition Protection [insert link; copy to be created] Note that new legislation coming into effect in 2020 may mean changes to this copy and the linked document.
Fees and Payments
ASAM offers a range of options to help students fund their studies when deciding to enrol in one of our nationally accredited programs.
HOW TO PAY FEES
FEE PAYING STUDENTS
Applicants may elect to pay fees using one of the following methods:
- Cheque or Australian Money Order payable to ASAM
- Visa or Mastercard
- Electronic Transfer* or Direct Deposit* to the ASAM account:
Account Name: to be provided
Bank: to be provided
Address: to be provided
BSB: to be provided
Account Number: to be provided
For international transfers please use the SWIFT Code: to be provided
*Please include surname and student/applicant number in the subject field to ensure we can identify payment with the correct applicant.
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Tuition Assurance protects the interests of current and intending students of ASAM courses that lead to an accredited award in that it ensures students are given a suitable alternative course or have their course money refunded if the provider cannot provide the course for which the student has paid.
ASAM conforms to the requirements of the Tuition Protection Service (TPS) established by the Australian Government for overseas students which is part of the ESOS (Education Service for Overseas Students) Assurance Fund established under section 45 of the ESOS Act 2000. For further information about the Australian Government Tuition Protection Scheme (TPS) for international students click here.
ASAM is an approved provider under the Commonwealth of Australia Higher Education Support Act 2003. This means our courses attract FEE-HELP for Australian students.
Eligible students can borrow up to the FEE-HELP limit to pay their tuition fees. Please review the ASAM Fee Schedules above for more information regarding tuition fees. It is also recommended that all students review the ASAM Tuition Fees and Refund Policy and Procedure and the ASAM Student Withdrawal Policy and Procedure.
All fees listed are indicative of maximum price and are subject to annual increases. An indicative maximum fee is a guide as to what the actual tuition fee will be. The actual tuition fee is not calculated until enrolment is completed.
All of ASAM’s courses are eligible for full fee funding assistance under FEE HELP.
Eligible students can apply for FEE-HELP which is an Australian Government loan on which you make repayments (through tax) once you and start earning more than the threshold amount. Approved students can begin their study without having to pay up-front fees.
FEE-HELP is a personal debt obligation that can affect your credit rating and have wage and tax repayment implications.
Detailed information about accessing FEE-HELP is available at the Study Assist website.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR FEE-HELP?
A student is eligible for FEE-HELP if they:
- meet the citizenship and residency requirements
- are an Australian citizen who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to your course; OR
- are a permanent humanitarian visa holder who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit; OR
- are a permanent visa holder who is undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of the study;
- are enrolled in an eligible unit of study by the census date for that unit; and have not exceeded the FEE‑HELP limit.
- *Maintain a 50% Pass rate of their modules
*For more information on pass rate requirements please refer to the FEE-HELP Information booklet for your current year of study.
HOW TO APPLY FOR FEE-HELP
To apply for a FEE-HELP loan, a student will need a tax file number (TFN) and to complete the online form via the eCAF system. eCAF invitations are emailed to students prior to commencement. If you don't have a TFN, a student can submit a certificate of application for a TFN during the eCAF application process. This certificate is available from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) after an application for a TFN has been received. Please be sure to follow all the steps when applying for a TFN, applying online is just the first step. Contact the ATO on 13 28 61 for TFN information.
Students must submit their eCAF application before the census date. If a student does not submit the form on or before the census date, the student will not be eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.
Note: Students have six weeks from the census date of a unit to correct any errors to their enrolment that would prevent them from being eligible for FEE-HELP.
For important information on the census and administrative dates, as well as further information on deadlines and withdrawals.
WILL PREVIOUS STUDY OR OTHER DEBTS AFFECT ELIGIBILITY?
No (unless a student has already reached the FEE-HELP limit). Any previous study a student has undertaken, and any other financial debts a student may have incurred will not affect their eligibility to access a FEE-HELP loan. As long as a student meets the eligibility criteria and has enough of their FEE-HELP balance left to cover tuition fees, a student will be able to access FEE-HELP.
Tuition fees are processed on the census date of each trimester, based on the module/ unit price as listed in our current Fee Schedules.
LIFETIME LOAN LIMIT
The lifetime loan limit is the total amount you can incur in your lifetime under any Commonwealth student loan scheme. It is indexed each year, in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Students can view their loan obligations by logging into myUniAssist on the Study Assist website. You will need your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) to log in.
Click for more information on FEE-HELP.
NEW ZEALAND SPECIAL CATEGORY VISA (NZ SCV) HOLDERS HELP LOANS
In December 2015, the Australian Government passed legislation to allow certain NZ SCV holders access to HELP loans from 1 January 2016. To be eligible, NZ SCV holders are required to meet a range of long term residency requirements.
These requirements are:
- that the student arrived in Australia at least 10 years ago as a dependent child (i.e. aged under 18 years of age and did not have a spouse or de-facto partner); and
- the student has been ordinarily resident in Australia for the previous 10 years (that is, they have been here for the last 10 years – including resident for eight of the last 10 years, and 18 months of the last two years), and;
- the student is otherwise eligible for HELP.
For more information on HELP loans for NZ SCV holders, including clarification on whether you hold a NZ SCV, please visit here.
International students my pay the first trimester of tuition fees on initial enrolment. Please contact [insert phone number or email address] for further information. All further tuition fees are paid in instalments prior to the commencement of each subsequent trimester.