Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for the relevant Unit Head and document author and, on the right, a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Fees Policy

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Status Current Indicates if this version of the document is in effect (Current), yet to come into effect (Future), or expired (Historic).
Effective Date 13th December 2023 This is the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 15th September 2022 The next review of this document is scheduled to commence on this date.
Approval Authority University Council The noted authority approved this is version of the document.
Approval Date 13th December 2023 This is the date on which this version of the document was approved by the authorised authority.
Expiry Date Not Applicable This is the date on which this version expires. It may still apply, conditionally, after this date.
Responsible Officer Kellie Ridges
Director, Student Administration Services Division
The position responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of a policy document and its review.
Responsible Executive Sue Bennett
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Student Life)
The position with overarching responsibility for ensuring implementation of, and compliance with, the policy document.
Enquiries Contact Student Administration Services Division General enquiries should be directed to the officer/area listed.

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

This is the first document to be published in the University's new Policy Library. It is basically equivalent to the document that was approved and effect at the time the migration occurred, except for the numbering system and references, which have been updated to align with the new formatting and current requirements.

Version Control and Change History

Date Effective - Approved By - Amendment

1 - 23 November 2007 - University Council - First Version – replaces Tuition Fees Policy.

2 - 6 May 2009 - Vice-Principal (Administration) - Migrated to UOW Policy Template as per Policy Refresh.

3 - 15 February 2011 - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) - Minor amendment to Clause 3.2 to exclude Offshore programs with UOW partner institutions.

4 - 22 June 2011 - Vice-Principal (Administration) - Updated to reflect change of name from Wollongong College Australia to UOW College.

5 - Spring Session 2012 - University Council - Major Revisions – replaces version 4 of Fees Policy.

6 - 7 August 2014 - Vice-Chancellor - Minor update – inclusion of appendix 1 relating to arrangements for US Financial Aid scholarship students.

7 - 8 October 2014 - Vice-Chancellor - Minor amendments with the inclusion of:

Clause 5. 15-19 Tuition fees charges for Domestic Overtime Higher Degree Research (HDR) students.

8 - 3 March 2015 - Finance and Resources Committee - Revised to reflect recent policy and administrative changes and to better communicate current fee arrangements, including;

Introduction of fees for late HDR completions previously approved by Council.

Clarification of eligibility for refunds for domestic students and the circumstances in which they can apply for a refund of upfront fees or remission of HELP Debt making reference to Special Circumstances under Section 11 of the Policy.

Inclusion of information for Sponsored Students.

Further information at Appendix A regarding Return of Title IV Funds for Students receiving US Financial Aid which was approved by the Vice-Chancellor in August 2014.

9 - 25 September 2019 - Vice-Chancellor - Minor amendments including:

Incorporation of recent policy and administrative changes.

Removal of existing Special Circumstances and Supporting documents with the inclusion of reference to Compassionate or Compelling Circumstances Guideline for consistency across decision making.

Inclusion of information regarding the new Tax File Number (TFN) Verification process in Section 5 – eligibility for a Commonwealth Supported Place. Language and structure streamlined throughout policy in particular Sections 5 & 6  Domestic Student Fees and Section 7 & 8 International Student Fees. Change of name of Department of Immigration & Border Protection to the Department of Home Affairs. Additional definitions referred to in the policy and rewording of definitions for consistency with other UOW policy and procedure. Clarification of refund process for students seeking to transfer to another provider, course withdrawal or non-commencement of studies.

10 - 7 November 2019 - Vice-Chancellor - Minor amendment to section 5.16 Tuition Fees for Domestic Higher Degree Research Students from 4.5 to 4 years for Doctoral and 2.5 to 2 years for Masters by Research students.

11 - 1 January 2020 - (Approved 9 June 2020) - Vice-Chancellor - Consequential amendments to reflect the rescission of General Course Rules and to align with the new Coursework Rules and Higher Degree Research (HDR) Award Rules.

12 - 28 October 2020 - Vice-Chancellor - Minor Amendment to Appendix 1- Return of the Title of IV Funds to Students Receiving US Financial Aid and minor changes to the wording of clauses relating to refunds for tuition fee deposits.

13 - 18 December 2020 - Chief Operating Officer - Administrative amendments to reflect divisional and faculty realignments.

14 - 3 March 2023 - Vice Chancellor - Administrative amendments to reflect divisional realignments.