When preparing for university life, be aware of likely costs such as living expenses, accommodation, meals, transport and entertainment, and plan accordingly. While weighing up the expenses of studying, always remember the benefits of having the qualification you need to achieve your personal and professional goals.
Most students enrolled in undergraduate degrees at CSU have Commonwealth supported places (CSP). This means you only make a contribution towards the cost of your education (known as the student contribution). The student contribution amount is incurred by Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents who reside in Australia during their studies.
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Your degree is an investment in your future and there are various schemes, most notably HECS-HELP, to help you alleviate the upfront costs of your degree.
HECS-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible Commonwealth supported students to pay their student contribution. You may pay your student contribution upfront to CSU and receive a 10% discount, or defer payment through the Australian taxation system via a HECS-HELP loan.
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The overall cost of obtaining a degree at CSU is lower than most other universities in Australia and our students find that the cost of living is less in a regional centre compared to metropolitan locations.
When working out your budget, consider this rough guide:
Our regional campus cities offer a variety of professional businesses and major department and grocery stores, plus a variety of smaller clothing and fast food outlets, providing opportunities for part-time and casual work to supplement income. The University also has some employment options for students.
Consider your study load, social life and free time and decide whether you want part-time work. If so,
Our open day every day program, means that you can take a campus tour at a time convenient to you!
Want to see our campuses from the comfort of home?
Ideal for upskilling yourself in a variety of academic learning areas before you commence your course studies.