Fees and Payments

Course fee and financial assistance information for Domestic and International students.
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2024 Fee Schedule

The Fee Schedule is a guide to course and unit fees. It outlines each ACAP course on offer, including information on units, student load and credit points. It also includes fee information for higher education courses. Courses may not be available at all campuses, or in all trimesters.

For full information about courses, please refer to course pages.


Tuition Fees and Payments

ACAP offers a range of tuition fee payment options such as FEE-HELP and Full Upfront Payments.*


You can select a payment option during the admission process, and if your circumstances change, you can request to change this method during your studies. Please note that the fees listed are indicative total course fees. Pricing of each unit of study may increase from time-to-time and does not take into account personal circumstances such as recognition of prior learning, credit or repeating a unit.


*No new students will be approved for a VET student loan (VSL)




You should familiarise yourself with key date, particularly the census date. The census date is important as it is the last day you can:

  • submit your form to access a FEE-HELP loan, or
  • withdraw/cancel your enrolment in your course in full or in part without incurring the cost, debt, academic penalty for any currently enrolled subject or unit (see Enrolment Rules for procedures on varying, withdrawing or cancelling your enrolment).


This date varies across courses and trimesters. You can view the Census Dates on ACAP’s key dates page.

Census date is your last opportunity to withdraw from your course without facing financial or academic penalty.


To withdraw prior to census:

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ACAP offer five categories of general scholarships, in addition to a fully funded First Nations Scholarship specific to the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice course. ACAP has also been awarded the Australian Government Destination Australia Scholarship (DAS) for students undertaking a course on the Byron Bay campus.

Students should learn more about the Australian Government Tertiary Access Payment, which is a one off payment to help eligible students with the cost of moving from a regional area to study.

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Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)

From 2024 eligible ACAP students will be required to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), to support a wide range of non-academic student services, facilities and student-focused initiatives.

This government-approved fee is levied on all eligible students to allow us to allocate specific funding for services and activities that support students’ physical, mental, social, career and cultural wellbeing. The Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA) and the Student Services Amenities, Representation and Advocacy Guidelines (the Guidelines) outline how the funds are allocated, spent and reported.

SSAF-supported services will be available to all ACAP students, regardless of how and where you study, and we encourage you to take full advantage of them to enrich your College experience.


The Student Services and Amenities Fee is a Commonwealth Government legislated fee charged by many higher education providers across Australia to help fund support services for students of a non-academic nature, including recreational activities, accommodation, community events, student publications, and career and employment advice.

For more information on the SSAF in Australia, visit the Australian Government SSAF website.

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SSAF Proposed Spend 2024

We have spoken to our students and they have told us how they would most like to see their SSAF dollars spent.

All students will continue to have the opportunity to contribute to the decision-making process for future SSAF spending, including through democratically elected student representatives from Trimester 1, 2024.

We have published details of these priorities below.

SSAF Frequently asked questions

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Contact Us

For more information about the SSAF call 1800 061 199, or email [email protected].

Have Your Say

We welcome and encourage feedback from students on our SSAF processes. Have your say by emailing us at [email protected].

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