Student services and amenities fee (SSAF)

The student services and amenities fee (SSAF) supports the provision of a wide range of non-academic services and amenities to all students. It is charged to most students in addition to their tuition fees.

Curtin uses the SSAF revenue to enhance the university experience and expand and improve our services and amenities.

Your SSAF is automatically charged when you enrol in your units. You can find and pay your SSAF by generating your eInvoice in eStudent.

How is the SSAF calculated?

Your SSAF will be calculated based on:

You can calculate the estimated cost of your SSAF using the SSAF Calculator or the formulas below.

SSAF Coursework 2022

LocationLocation /Study Mode (%)Amount per creditSSAF Charge Formula
Bentley100%$1.58 ($315/200 Credit Points *100%)$1.58 X Enrolled Credit Points
Perth CBD and Kalgoorlie100%$1.58 ($315/200 Credit Points *100%)$1.58 X Enrolled Credit Points
Education Centres50%$0.79 ($315/200 Credit Points *50%)$0.79 X Enrolled Credit Points
External Only50%$0.79 ($315/200 Credit Points *50%)$0.79 X Enrolled Credit Points

SSAF Research 2022

Category (Higher Degree Research)Location /Study Mode (%)SSAF Charge Formula
Bentley100%EFTSL X $315 X 100%
Perth CBD and Kalgoorlie100%EFTSL X $315 X 100%
Education Centres50%EFTSL X $315 X 50%
External Only50%EFTSL X $315 X 50%

*The maximum SSAF charge is $315 in 2022.

**Your EFTSL is calculated based on your study rate over the course of one year. If you are undertaking research full time, you will use 1.0 EFTSL for the year.

SSAF 2021

SSAF Coursework 2021

Location% payableAmount per creditSSAF formula
Bentley100%$1.57 ($313*/200 Credit Points x 1.0)$1.57 x Enrolled Credit Points
Perth CBD and Kalgoorlie100%$1.57 ($313*/200 Credit Points x 1.0)$1.57 x Enrolled Credit Points
Education Centres50%$0.78 ($313*/200 Credit Points x 0.5)$0.78 x Enrolled Credit Points
External Only50%$0.78 ($313*/200 Credit points x 0.5)$0.78 x Enrolled Credit Points

*The maximum SSAF you may be charged for 2021 is $313.

SSAF Research 2021

Location% payableSSAF formula 
Bentley100%EFTSL** X $313* X 100%
Perth CBD and Kalgoorlie100%EFTSL** X $313* X 100%
Education Centres50%EFTSL** X $313* X 50%
External Only50%EFTSL** X $313* X 50%

*The maximum SSAF you may be charged for 2021 is $313.

**Your EFTSL is calculated based on your study rate over the course of one year. If you are undertaking research full time, you will use 1.0 EFTSL for the year.

SSAF Exemptions

The below students are currently exempt from paying the SSAF in 2022:

  • International students
  • Domestic students serving sentences in prison in an Australian state or territory
  • Students completing VET sector courses
  • Students enrolled in:
    • Formal study exchange programs
    • Study abroad programs
    • Cross-institutional courses
  • Students studying at any campus outside of Australia
  • Students studying Open Universities Australia open access (not for degree or direct entry) units or courses
  • Students enrolled in select enabling or bridging courses