Commonwealth supported students take up a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) and are charged a portion of the cost of their higher education through a student contribution. The Australian Government also contributes to part of the cost, through the Commonwealth contribution.
The Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) allows eligible students to defer their student contribution (through HECS-HELP) and repay it later through the taxation system. Some Commonwealth supported students are not eligible for HECS-HELP.
More information about Commonwealth Supported Places
To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place, you must be a domestic student and meet the residency requirements. That is, you must be:
To secure your place, you must also:
Find out if you are eligible to defer your fees by taking out a HELP loan on the Eligibility for HECS-HELP page
Commonwealth Supported students are required to pay a student contribution for each course. Please refer to the student contributions page to find out the student cost of the contribution required for each course.
If you are eligible for HECS-HELP, you may pay your student contribution by:
If you are ineligible for HECS-HELP you must pay your student contribution by the due date.
Please see studyassist.gov.au for more information.
Information about UniSA's invoicing and how to pay.
You are responsible for submitting a Commonwealth support and HECS-HELP form by the due date, enrolling by census dates, checking your student email, reading notices and invoices and staying out of bad financial standing (BFS).