As opposed to Government funded institutions, our students are not required to pay HECS, student union or guild fees. Additionally, as a not-for-profit organisation, 100% of your tuition fees are re-invested in your education, enabling us to provide world-class campus facilities, state-of-the-art learning resources and, most importantly, smaller classes that give you one-on-one access to Australia’s leading academics and corporate achievers.
When considering the fees and costs associated with your tertiary education, you will need to budget for the following:
Tuition fees vary depending on your choice of degree.
For all coursework degrees, the tuition fee is charged on a per subject basis. At Bond University all students studying a subject pay the same fees, regardless of nationality or residence status.
Fees must be paid at the start of each semester.
View the following pages for specific degree and course costs:
View the following page for the schedule of detailed subject costs:
Books and Study Materials
The costs for books, stationery, software and other resources tend to be the same at most universities – allow around $300 per semester. (To help off-set these costs, you can sell your old textbooks and buy second-hand at the Bond Book Sale held during O-Week before the start of each semester.)
Student Activities Membership
The Bond University Student Activities Membership, commonly known as SAM, will become a compulsory fee from May 2012 semester in accordance with the provision of the Student Services and Amenities Fee legislation.
The Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Bill 2010 was passed on October 11, 2011. These amendments to the Higher Education Support Act (2003) allow higher education providers to charge a student services and amenities fee from 1 January 2012.
The Student Activities Membership is an amount that all enrolled students are required to pay to support the provision to students of amenities and services not of an academic nature, regardless of whether the person chooses to use any of the amenities or services.
The fee is used solely to support a wide and varied range of student events, activities and student services offered by the Bond University Students Association (BUSA), access to the Sports Centre, as well as purchase important equipment for the Sports Centre and to support the activities of BUSA’s wide range of social, sporting and cultural clubs.
BUSA is the overarching student representative body at Bond University. It is responsible for representing students in all academic, sporting and recreational forums within the University and seeks to enhance campus life through its social and cultural activities and also to ensure that Bond students have an independent voice in the administration of the University. For more information on these great benefits, Bond’s sporting and cultural clubs and BUSA, please visit BondSync via the Bond homepage (http://www.bondstudents.com/sam/). BUSA is a not-for-profit and voluntary incorporated association comprising current students who are elected to serve twelve months terms in office.
The fees for 2013 will be as follows:
Full-time students = $91.00 per semester
(30 credit points or more each semester)
Part-time student = $68.00
(less than 30 credit points each semester)
Students who are:
- Studying on an external basis
- On clinical placement
- Approved full semester externship
in a particular semester and who can demonstrate that they will not be on campus, or that they will be on campus very little, may apply to the Director, Student and Academic Services for exemption from payment of the compulsory fee for that semester. Applications must be made by the census date for the semester. Application for exemption from SAM (PDF 200KB).
Higher Degree Research students and Students for a Semester are exempted from paying the fee.
Students who do not pay the activities membership will be required to pay on a Casual Visit Cost basis when utilizing any of the sporting facilities and services.
Full and part-time staff are exempted from paying the fee.
The annual amount is CPI adjusted each year.
The fee must be paid by the census date (Friday Week 4) of each semester.
Australian citizens and holders of an Australian Permanent Humanitarian visa who are enrolled in a program at Bond University are eligible to defer their Student Activities Membership fee through a loan program called SA-HELP. Eligible students must complete the SA-HELP form and provide their tax file number by the census date of the semester. There is no administrative loan fee for SA-HELP and there is no interest on the debt. The accumulated HELP debt is indexed annually. Repayment arrangements will be the same as other HELP loans.
Students who withdraw from subjects or programs after the census date for that semester will not be eligible for remission of the SA-HELP debt or refunds of fees already paid.
If you are not living with friends or family, you will need to budget for on-campus or off-campus accommodation. Check the Accommodation Fees for costs pertaining to on-campus residences and information regarding off-campus arrangements.
A weekly cleaning and linen service is included with on-campus accommodation.
A choice of meal packages are available with on-campus accommodation – Accommodation Fees. Other costs that should be considered include personal items, social outings, transportation and miscellaneous living costs.
There is no charge for parking at Bond University.