The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is a compulsory fee for student services and amenities of a non-academic nature such as employment and career advice, financial advice, childcare, food services and sporting and recreational activities.
These funds are allocated in consultation with elected students representatives from the Tasmanian University Student Association (TUSA) and students can submit feedback on the allocation of funds for 2022 in the Student Portal.
In accordance with the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Act 2011 and the Administration Guidelines 2012 the University of Tasmania determined that a Student Services and Amenities Fee be introduced from Semester 2 2012.
The table below provides information on how the University of Tasmania will charge the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) for 2022. The maximum SSAF rate for 2022 is $315 (capped), part-time SSAF is $231 and each 12.5 credit point unit will attract a charge of $47.25.
|Student Type||Charged in 2022?||Note|
|Commonwealth Supported Students||Yes, SSAF is charged||Can defer if eligible, need to submit a SA-HELP form|
|Research Students (Domestic only)||Yes, SSAF is charged||Can defer if eligible, need to submit a SA-HELP form|
Domestic Full Fee-Paying |
|Yes, SSAF is charged but it is incorporated in fee charges||SSAF is incorporated in fee charges|
Domestic - if the student is cross-institutional domestic, they are charged SSAF and
International - cross-institutional international students are not charged SSAF separately, this fee is included in the annual rate.
|Domestic cross-institutional students cannot defer their SSAF (they can defer SSAF at the home institution), these fees must be paid upfront|
|Enabling Program Students||Not charged SSAF||Exemption applies|
|Pathway University College students||Not charged SSAF||Exemption applies|
|International students||Yes, SSAF is charged but it is incorporated in the annual rate||SSAF is incorporated in the annual course fee for international students|