Changes to the cost of university courses in 2021
From 2021, the cost of some university courses will change. Currently, the Government provides funding to universities for courses at different levels according to the study areas. Essentially, the Government funds part of your degree, and you pay the rest – this is called the ‘student contribution amount’. There are currently 3 levels of student contribution bands. You can see these at https://bit.ly/30WWc9K
From 2021, student contribution bands for certain study areas will either increase, decrease or stay the same.
What does this mean for me?
How this will impact you will depend on what you study in 2021. For example:
Courses in nursing, teaching, languages, agriculture and maths will significantly decrease. Courses in science, health, architecture, environmental science, IT and engineering etc., will decrease.
Courses in medicine, dental and veterinary science etc., won’t change.
Courses in law and commerce will increase. Courses in humanities and social sciences will significantly increase by around 113%. Bookmark the Study Assist website and check regularly for updates to university fees and HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP information: www.studyassist.gov.au/