Fees 2017

BTheol (and Diploma courses): $1470.00 per 15 point unit of study
Postgraduate Courses $2286.00 per 15 point unit of study
GCTRE units $1524.00 per 10 point unit of study
GCTRE Integrative unit $762.00 per   5 point unit of study
Audit (unit taken without assessment): $500.00 per 15 point unit of study
Not for Credit Units $250.00 per unit

Fees for academic documents as approved by the University Council are:

  • Academic Transcript (3 copies): $50
  • Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (1 copy): $30
  • Combination (2 transcripts and 1 AHEGS): $50
  • Additional copy of transcript or AHEGS (per copy): $10
  • Replacement Testamur [conditions apply]: $200

For more information on academic records go to University of Divinity Website: http://www.divinity.edu.au/alumni/academic-records/

No extra fees apply – library/borrowing fees are included.

No refund of fees applies after the stated Census Dates for 2017:   21st March for first semester and 22nd August for second semester.

Fees for not for credit units and audit units are invoiced by YTU after enrolment and payable by census date.

Fees for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses are paid directly to University of Divinity (UD) which will issue an itemised invoice when the enrolment is processed.  When a student applies for FEE-HELP at enrolment, the fees owing will be paid by the government through the UD office.  UD regulations require accounts to be paid in full before results are released or the next semester’s enrolment is confirmed.

Student Representative Council

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The SRC of YTU provides tea and coffee facilities in the Common Room during semester.   The SRC asks that students make a voluntary donation of at least $15 per semester to the SRC funds to cover this cost.

Bursaries for Tuition

Fees for all UD awards are set by UD, and must be equal across each student group, to accord with recent Commonwealth legislation.  This has led to a rise in undergraduate fees.  To assist students, a UD Bursary Fund has been established.  It has limited funds available, but further donations are being sought (these are tax deductible).  The criteria to be used when allocating bursaries include sources of support available to students and each student’s progress thus far, as well as a student’s need for tuition fee support.  Applications are treated in strict confidence.

To apply for assistance, submit a completed application form to the Academic Dean. (Application forms are available from the Registrar.)

Fee reductions can also be negotiated in cases of need or hardship.  Application forms are available from the Registrar.

FEE-HELP


Students in any University of Divinity course who are Australian citizens, or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, can have their tuition fees met by a loan from the Commonwealth Government. The scheme – brought in under the Higher Education Support Act (HESA, 2003) – is called the Higher Education Loan Program: FEE–HELP for short.

NB: All students who accessed PELS (Postgraduate Education Loans Scheme) in 2004 are also eligible for FEE–HELP, even if they are not Australian citizens.

To apply for a FEE–HELP loan, you must fill in the Government form at the time of enrolment and give it to the Academic Dean or Postgraduate Coordinator.  These forms must be processed by YTU and sent to the Office of the Vice-Chancellor before the stated Census Dates (Semester One: 21st March 2017, Semester Two: 22nd August 2017). Forms and FEE–HELP information are available from the YTU office. Your fees will be paid to the Office of the Vice-Chancellor by the Commonwealth Government, and YTU will receive payment for your classes and library use.

Before you apply for a loan, please note carefully, the following:

  1. For undergraduate courses (BTheol, AdvDipMin, DipMin) the Government adds a 25% loan fee to your tax liability (e.g., a unit costing $1470.00 will incur a tax liability of $1837.50 per unit). For postgraduate courses (GradCert, GradDips, Masters, Doctorates) only the amount borrowed is subject to repayment. Only take out a loan for complete units for which you are enrolled (e.g., request a loan for one, two or three units but not fractions).
  2. You must have a Tax File Number to apply for a FEE–HELP loan.
  3. Your loan is repaid through the tax system. When your income reaches $54,869 (in 2017 Australian dollars, indexed upward each June) you pay a proportion back with your tax. The higher your income, the higher the repayment proportion, starting at 4.0%. If you make a voluntary repayment of $500 or more, you will receive a bonus of 5%.This means your account will be credited with an additional 5% of the value of your payment. The bonus is 5% of the payment amount, not 5% of the total debt. Voluntary repayments are in addition to the compulsory repayments made through your tax return.  Note: The HELP voluntary repayment bonus will be removed from 1 January 2017. Until that date, the current arrangements still apply for voluntary repayments made and processed by 31 December 2016. Your FEE–HELP tax liability goes up by CPI on 1st June each year. If someone with a FEE–HELP debt dies, only the repayment due in that tax year is billed; the rest is cancelled.
  4. The Government requires that, before you sign the FEE–HELP form, you must read the FEE–HELP Information booklet so that you are aware of your obligations under the scheme. If you participate in FEE–HELP, your details will be listed in DEEWR’S Higher Education Information Management System (HEIMS), and you will receive a Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN), which remains unique to you for life.

The administration at the University and YTU offices take your right to privacy seriously, and only use information you provide for the purpose for which you give it to us. The second page of the FEE–HELP form includes your Tax File Number, which will be seen by only two people in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor: your college office will keep a copy of the first page, which does not include your TFN.

For further information:

  • Read the FEE–HELP Information Booklet
  • Visit the Study assist  website at: www.studyassist.gov.au
  • Call the FEE–HELP enquiry line on 1800 020 108.