Current Students

Payment

Further information

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You can pay the UWA Student Services and Amenities Fee by several methods.

  1. When will I be invoiced?
  2. Paying for your SSAF invoice?
  3. Can I defer payment of the fee?
  4. Who is eligible for SA HELP?
  5. Can somebody else pay on my behalf?
  6. Non-payment of fee
  7. What if I can't afford to pay?
  8. Study Support Fund for Women

When will I be invoiced?

The UWA Student Services and Amenities Fee is invoiced in instalments to assist students managing a limited budget. The cycle of invoicing is determined by your study pattern. Initial eSOA (Electronic Statement of Account) for the first instalment of the annual fee will be issued in January, 2016 for Trimester 1, and February 2016 for Semester 1. 

eSOA (Electronic Statement of Account) for the second and third instalments of Trimester 2 and 3 will be issued in April/July 2016.  The second instalment for Semester 2, 2016 will be issued in late July.

A reminder email notice will be issued if payments are outstanding after the due date on the invoice.

Payment due dates

Fee period:

  • FE-XT1 (1 April, 2016)
  • FE-XS1 (1 June, 2016)
  • FE-XT2 (1 July, 2016)
  • FE-XS2 (1 November, 2016)
  • FE-XT3 (1 November, 2016)

Paying your SSAF invoice

Full details of how to pay the UWA Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) are provided on our electronic Statement of Account (eSOA) available studentConnect. The following payment methods are available:

  • cash, EFTPOS, personal / bank cheque or money order (drawn from an Australian bank in Australian dollars): present your Statement of Account at any Australia Post agency. Make your cheques / money order payable to 'Australia Post'
  • credit card: You can make your payment by MasterCard or Visa. You can telephone (61) 13 18 16 or access Postbillpay.
  • BPay: Payment via internet or phone banking from your cheque or savings account.

Your eSOA PDF contains your unique reference codes to allow you to pay via BPay or Postbillpay (via Australia Post).

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Can I defer payment of the fee?

Eligible students who do not want to pay the UWA Student Services and Amenities Fee upfront, can request an SA-HELP loan from the Commonwealth.  To request assistance, complete the online application available on studentConnect. 

The amount of the loan will be added to your accumulated HELP debt. An eligible student is able to take out a SA-HELP loan to pay the UWA Student Services and Amenities Fee even if they do not wish to take out any other HELP loan (see Who is eligible for SA-HELP?).

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Who is eligible for SA-HELP?

Students who are Australian citizens or permanent humanitarian visa holders resident in Australia enrolled in a course of study or bridging course for overseas-trained professionals are eligible for SA-HELP.

Cross-institutional students together with Australian permanent residents (other than holders of a permanent humanitarian visa), New Zealand citizens and international student visa holders are not eligible for SA-HELP and cannot defer payment.

Further details are available at the Australian Government Study Assist website.

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Can somebody else pay on my behalf?

Yes, the UWA Student Services and Amenities Fee invoice can be paid by anyone on your behalf. Using BPAY and Australia Post facilities the University is able to capture data that identifies for whom the payment was made, thus ensuring the money is deposited against your account.

Unfortunately, however, the University is not able at this time to issue invoices to third parties or to sponsors without prior arrangement. If your University fees and charges are paid by a sponsor, and you make the payment, you should ask them to reimburse your expenditure and provide a copy of your University invoice together with a receipt (see What if I can't afford to pay?).

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Non-payment of fee

If you have not paid your UWA Student Services and Amenities Fee instalment invoice by the due date an encumbrance will be applied to your record which will prevent you viewing your results on studentConnect, obtaining any documentation from Student Administration including a Statement of Academic Record (transcript), re-enrolling and / or graduating.

You are encouraged not to leave payment right to the last moment as processing of payments takes five working days.

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What if I can't afford to pay?

If you cannot afford to pay your UWA Student Services and Amenities Fee by the due date due to financial hardship, eligible students (Australian citizens and permanent humanitarian visa holders resident in Australia) can request assistance from the Commonwealth and defer the fee through the SA-HELP scheme.

Financial assistance for students in genuine financial hardship may also be available from the University and the Guild.

The University may provide assistance to students through its Student Loan Scheme. To qualify for a loan, you must be currently enrolled in an approved course of study at the University of Western Australia. Other eligibility criteria include:

  • genuine financial hardship: Loans will only be considered where genuine financial hardship is established and you can demonstrate that a loan is essential for you to continue your current course at this University
  • academic record: You must demonstrate that you have the capability to complete your current course successfully. Thus, academic record is a factor in the assessment of your loan application
  • other possible sources of income: If you have other possible sources of income such as assets, fixed term deposits, loans from family members, you should investigate such avenues before applying. Loans will not be issued for pre-existing debts, fines, house or property improvements and other expenses not directly related to essential course-related endeavours. Loans will not be provided to pay University / HECS fees.

More information

Australian citizens and permanent residents contact

Student Financial Aid and Housing Officer
Student Support Services, Student Central
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley, Perth
Western Australia 6009

Website: Financial aid
Telephone: (+61 8) 6488 3547
Fax: (+61 8) 6488 1119
Email: student finance

International Students contact

International Students Adviser
Student Central

The University of Western Australia

35 Stirling Highway
Crawley, Perth
Western Australia 6009

Website: International students
Telephone: (+61 8) 6488 2428
Fax: (+ 618) 9382 4071
Email: Email:Li Mu 

UWA Student Guild

 

In addition, the Guild offers a comprehensive student financial assistance package to support students with course-related expenses, including the UWA Student Services and Amenities Fee. Contact:

Guild Student Centre
Ground Floor Guild Village
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley, Perth
Western Australia 6009

Website: Guild financial help
Telephone: (+61 8) 6488 2295
Fax: (+61 8) 6488 1041
Email: Guild enquiries

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Study Support Fund for Women

Female students at UWA studying a minimum of 12 credit points per semester, who are either an Australian citizen or the holder of a Permanent Resident Visa and having lived in Australia continuously for at least two years prior to making application, may be eligible to apply for a grant of up to $1500 from the Study Support Fund For Women.

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