The SSA Fee is calculated on the basis of EFTSL consumed. In 2016 this will be charged at the rate of $174 for each 0.5 EFTSL consumed, to a maximum of $290 for the year.
The SSA Fee is charged twice a year, based on the two study periods for HDR candidates (study period 1 is from 1 January to 30 June, study period 2 is from 1 July to 31 December).
A HDR candidate enrolled full-time in their degree will consume 1 EFTSL (Equivalent Full Time Student Load) per year.
A HDR candidate enrolled full-time for the full year in 2016 will accumulate an SSA Fee of $174 in study period 1 (0.5 EFTSL consumed), and $116 in study period 2. This brings it to the maximum of $290 for the 2016 year.
A part-time candidate consumes 0.5 EFTSL per year. The cost for a HDR candidate enrolled part-time (50% full time study load) in 2016 will be $87 in study period 1, and $87 in study period 2.
If you withdraw from your candidature, take a leave of absence or submit your thesis for examination, the SSA Fee for that study period will be recalculated based on the date the change became effective. Therefore, if you are not enrolled for the full study period, your fee will be recalculated.
For more information call the Student Centre on 1800 246 446 or email us at SSAFee@jcu.edu.au.