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Fee Waivers

What are Fee Waivers?

A fee waiver is a discount that is applied to a student fee, which reduces or waives the fee.

A HECS waiver is a particular type of fee waiver, which is applied to the student contribution amount (aka HECS fee) that is charged to students studying in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). HECS waivers may also be referred to as a HECS scholarship.

The University has a memorandum of understanding with a number of partner organisations, including the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Education. As part of this commitment the University provides ongoing support and learning opportunities by offering fee waivers in a range of courses to students affiliated with these organisations. Fee waivers are also available for some University of Tasmania Staff and Alumni.

To find out which fee waivers may be available to you, and to apply online please visit the Available Fee Waivers page. Current UTAS students can also access the available fee waivers via their eStudent Fees tab.

The closing date for applications for a fee waiver is the census date that is applicable to your enrolment. If you apply for a fee waiver, you are strongly advised to check your invoice before the census date to ensure the waiver has been applied.

If you meet the eligibility criteria common to all fee waivers, as well as the eligibility guidelines specific to the waiver you are applying for, the fee waiver will be approved.

*Please note: Fee waivers are separate to the University of Tasmania Scholarships and Bursaries Program (merit and equity-based scholarships), which are managed by the Scholarships & Prizes team.