Different degrees are assigned different fees, so you'll need to do some specific research. Costs will also alter depending on how many subjects you take at any one time.
If you are eligible, you have the option of taking out a loan for your uni fees under a HELP scheme - FEE HELP or HECS-HELP. You’ll need to budget for things such as textbooks and specific resources associated with your chosen degree – buying second hand can save you a lot of money.
The Australian Parliament recently passed legislation allowing universities and other higher education providers to charge a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
During 2012 Australian Universities, including the University of Newcastle, will be introducing a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) to improve the services offered to all students.
For 2012 full time students will be charged half the fee, a maximum of $132 from July. Students enrolled part-time will be charged a partial fee of $99. Eligible students are able to take advantage of a SA-HELP loan to cover this expense.
For more detailed info visit our fees web pages.
If you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder, or New Zealand citizen residing in Australia, visit our international web pages.
If you are a domestic undergraduate student, you will be offered a Commonwealth Supported Place for your study. This means that the Australian Government pays for the cost of some of your degree, and you pay the rest in the form of a student contribution.
You can pay your student contribution in-full, partially or, if eligible, defer it completely through a HECS-HELP loan.
Full payment of your student contribution, and partial payments of $500 or more, paid to the University before the census date means you can receive a 10% discount on the amount you pay.
Eligible students who make partial payments or who choose not to pay will have any outstanding balances deferred to the Tax Office (ATO) via a HECS-HELP loan.
Payments of $500 or more paid to the Tax Office at any time after the HELP loan has been deferred will attract a 5% discount on amounts paid.
New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent resident visa holders do not receive a discount and are required to pay their student contribution in full.