Domestic tuition fees

All domestic undergraduate students, and some domestic postgraduate students, are Commonwealth supported, meaning they are not liable for the full tuition fee for a course. The Australian government pays a portion of the tuition fee for Commonwealth supported students. The remaining amount is called the 'student contribution'.

Most domestic graduate coursework and non-award students at ANU are required to pay domestic tuition fees (DTF).

The amount of DTF a student must pay is determined based on the courses in which that student enrols. Each course has a set tuition fee and the total tuition fees for all enrolled courses in a semester or session are totalled and invoiced.

Domestic students who are required to pay DTF, and meet the citizenship and residency requirements below may defer the payment of part or all of their tuition fees using FEE-HELP. This is where the Australian Government pays tuition fees on your behalf and you pay the amount back through the taxation system or voluntary repayments. To be eligible for FEE-HELP students must be:

  • an Australian citizen or permanent humanitarian visa holder (resident in Australia for the duration of your enrolment); or
  • a permanent visa holder who is undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of enrolment; or
  • a New Zealand Special Category Visa (SVH) holder who first entered Australia as a dependent child aged under 18 years of age and has been ordinarily a resident in Australia for the previous 10 years (that is, you have been physically present in Australia for at least eight out of the past 10 years) and 18 months out of the last two years at the time of application for the loan;

Some graduate programs offer Commonwealth supported places where tuition fees are subsidised by the Australian government, but most do not. Your offer of admission will stipulate if you have a Commonwealth supported place. The majority of domestic graduate coursework students are required to pay DTF which is the unsubsidised full-fee amount.

Please check the Programs & Courses website for individual course tuition fees.

Note that some programs have additional compulsory costs, such as field trips, books, and equipment. These are not included in the tuition fee.

Domestic students are required to pay the services and amenities fee.

Domestic students will be issued with an invoice via ISIS for each semester or session.  Invoices must be paid by the relevant payment deadline.  Eligable students, who have completed a Commonwealth Assistance form, with outstanding tutition fees on census date, will have the tuition fees deferred.