Tuition fees

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars. Annual fees are based on enrolment in eight subjects per year. If a student chooses to enrol in more than eight subjects per year, the tuition fees payable will increase pro-rata according to the number of subjects in which they are enrolled. Fees quoted for the PQP program are for four subjects, which is the total number of subjects that have to be completed in this course.

All three trimesters are compulsory enrolment periods for students who are studying while on a student visa. A trimester is approximately four months long.


Please refer to the Student Fee Payments and Refunds Policy for full information.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding your fees, please email: finance@jcub.edu.au

Student Services and Amenities Fee

In October 2011, the Australian Parliament passed legislation allowing universities to charge a Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The income from the fee is used to provide a range of student support services and facilities including:

  • Support for student organisations including sporting activities
  • Student spaces
  • Student orientation
  • Student counselling
  • Study skills support
  • Student advocacy

The SSA Fee is charged on the basis of study load. In 2023, the charge is $48.90 per 3 credit points, to a maximum of $326.00 per calendar year.

See previous years’ fee rates and full breakdown here.

Payment of the SSA Fee is compulsory for all JCU Brisbane students.

Like your subject fees, you must pay your SSA Fee by the Payment Due Date of each subject.

  • Direct deposit through internet banking:
    • Account Name: James Cook University
    • BSB Number: 064-817
    • Acc. Number: 10472870
    • Swift Code: CTBAAU2S
    • Reference: your student number
  • Pay via BPay by downloading your Fee Statement from eStudent:
    • Biller Code: 351122
    • Ref: Found on your Fee Statement
  • By completing the Credit card Authorisation form (PDF, 61 KB) and emailing the completed form back to finance@jcub.edu.au

JCU Brisbane is committed to seeking input from students regarding priorities for expenditure of the SSA Fee revenue. JCU Brisbane consults with the student council representatives and the student body regarding the use of the SSA Fee revenue in a future year. Each year JCU Brisbane publishes proposed priorities for expenditure and invites student feedback.

You told us and we listened. Visit Student Association to view some examples of how your Students Services and Amenities Fee has been used.