Student Service and Amenities Fee (SSAF)

Screen Shot 2013-03-21 at 7.05.04 PMHave you checked your Statement of Liability recently? I completely forgot about the SSAF, and only recently found that MY SSAF is due TOMORROW (22nd March!). Ohmy, luckily I checked my statement of liability.

So, check your statements maybe?

If you need a refresher on how to check your statement of liability and anything fee related, check out my previous post here!

What is this SSAF thing?

Basically – it’s a compulsory fee that you have to pay. It goes towards increasing the ‘quality and quantity of the services available to you at this University’.

Want to know where 2012’s SSAF went towards to? Head here: http://msl.unimelb.edu.au/ar-services/ssaf

How much do I have to fork out?

The SSAF is calculated based on whether you are a full time or part time student in 2013.

Full time = $273

Part time students = $204.

And if you change from full time to part time, vice versa – your SSAF will be readjusted. And is payable 3 weeks after the change to your enrolment.

What are my options to pay my SSAF?

1. Just pay it like you would normally pay your uni fees. Download your statement of liability off the portal, and see the payment options at the bottom of the statement.

2. Defer it (if you are eligible). If you are an Australian citizen/hold a permanent humanitarian visa and enrolled in MU, you can defer. You need to put in a form online through your portal (Portal > Admin > Scroll down to ‘Fees’ > Apply for commonwealth assistance > Add New Form > Request for SA-HELP Assistance)

For more info about deferring your SSAF: click me!

What happens if I don’t pay?

Well…firstly you may be charged a late fee.

And bad things will happen to your enrolment. A sanction will be put against your account that will prevent you from doing a lot of things :(

For more info: click me!

So yeah, check your statement of liability just in case your’s happen to be due tomorrow like mine :)

Daph

2 Comments

  1. Hey, I just received the statement in the mail today! I paid it off but then there are these “Optional fees” as well. I thought that all of our subject fees is taken care of by the HECS-HELP?

    Do you know why they’ve included this part in the statement as well?

    1. Hey there! I THINK what it means is that you have the option to pay some of it off (because if you pay a certain amount you get a discount). But if you don’t want to pay a little bit of it, HECS will take care of it after the census date has passed!

      I’ve got the same thing on my statement as well, so I’m just going to leave it as it is and let HECS do its’ thing :)

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