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Enrolments: 218,784

Master Degree and Graduate Certificate Course Enrolments: 7,138

The total number of Master degree and Graduate Certificate enrolments since Charles Sturt University and IT Masters launched our first qualification in 2003.

Short Course Enrolments: 211,646

The total number of enrolments in our free short courses that we offer as a ‘taster’ of what it is like to study via Distance Education with Charles Sturt University.

Fees & Payment Options

Fees are payable at the start of the session. The cost of subjects listed below includes the provision of all prescribed textbooks, student guides and E-Learning.

Fees listed are for 2017 and are subject to change. CSU Alumni are eligible for a 10% discount on these fees.

Domestic Students

Price Per Subject
Graduate Certificate 
$3150 AUD per subject
Masters 
$3150 AUD per subject
Doctorate
$3500 AUD per subject

Australian or Domestic students are those who are Citizens or Permanent Residents.

Fees for Australian students are $3150 AUD per 8 point subject for Graduate Certificate and Masters courses

Fees for Australian students enrolled in the Doctor of Information Technology are $3500 AUD per 8 point subject. Please note that the first four subjects of the Doctorate are 16 point (double) subjects.  

FEE-HELP

FEE-HELP is an interest-free loan facility for Australian Citizens living in Australia* who are enrolled in a Post Graduate course. It is similar to the deferred payment arrangements previously available under the Higher Education Contribution Scheme (now called HECS-HELP) and enables students to obtain a loan from the Commonwealth Government to pay all or part of their tuition fees incurred.

*Overseas Residents will not be eligible for Commonwealth support or a HELP loan if a higher education provider reasonably expects the person will not undertake any of their course of study in Australia. Prospective students who this may apply to should seek advice from the ATO or other financial advisor.

Q: What do I need to do to get the loan?

A: You will be given the option of funding your studies via FEE-HELP at the same time that you are offered a place in a course.

Q: How is the loan repaid?

A: Students repay their loan through the Australian taxation system once their income reaches the minimum threshold for compulsory repayment.

Q: Can I get a bonus for voluntary repayments?

A: Yes, if you make a voluntary repayment of $500 or more, you will receive a bonus of 5% of the repayment you make.

Q: Are my repayments tax deductible?

A: As of May 2016, the ATO Website states the following:

If you’re eligible, you can claim the following self-education expenses as a tax deduction:

  • course fees

Other study related tax deductions are available. We recommend students consult with their financial advisor for more details. 

International Students

Price Per Subject
Graduate Certificate 
$3250 AUD per subject
Masters 
$3250 AUD per subject
Doctorate
$4200 AUD per subject

International students are non-Australian residents studying either in or outside Australia. 

Fees for International students are $3250 AUD per 8 point subject for Graduate Certificate and Masters courses

Fees for Australian students enrolled in the Doctor of Information Technology are $4200 AUD per 8 point subject. Please note that the first four subjects of the Doctorate are 16 point (double) subjects.  

Fee Payment Options

You can pay your fees in three ways:

1) FEE-HELP (Australian Citizens only)

Refer to Domestic Students for details. 

2) Pay as you go

Make full payment to the University for each subject as you go. Payment is made for a subject in the session that a student is enrolled in it. 

There are many payment options, including credit card, BPAY, Western Union, telegraphic transfer or bank draft. CSU accepts most major credit cards.

Once enrolled, your tuition fee rate is set for the duration of your course and not subject to change

Tax deductions may be available if your course of study is related to your field of work . Please consult with a financial advisor to ascertain if this applies to you.

3) Employer Funded

The Masters Degrees have been specifically designed to maximise the benefits realised by companies sponsoring their employees to undertake the Masters Degree, approximately 60% of current Masters student are receiving some form of financial support from their employers. The most common form that this support takes is that students initially use a FEE-HELP loan at the beginning of the semester and are then reimbursed by their employers for the subjects that they pass at the end of the semester.

  • The risk is shared between employee and employer: Masters Degree students share the risk because they have to bear the cost of subjects that they do not pass
  • The cost is shared between employee and employer: Employers pay the cost of tuition but students also contribute to the ‘cost’ by contributing their time, as most students complete all of their studies after hours.
  • Demonstrated outcomes and Return On Investment (ROI): All Masters subjects have clearly identified learning objectives which are rigorously accessed via a combination of examinations, assignments and industry certification examinations.

FAQs

Q: Do my fees change each year?

A: Once enrolled, your fee rate is set for the duration of your course and not subject to change. Please note that if you change your course, you will be subject to the fee price at the time of change.

Q: Are there any extra fees?

A: As a student there may be additional fees or charges for services, fines, reviews of transcripts or late fees. Please see the CSU website for details.

Q: How am I invoiced?

A: You are invoiced each session for the number of subjects you do each session (one or two subjects a session if you are working full-time is recommended). 

Your statements are sent electronically to your Student Message Centre and you will receive an email notification when this occurs. 

Q: When do I need to pay?

A: Your statement will contain details on your payment deadlines. For more information, you can access payment due dates on the CSU website.

Q: What is the Alumni discount? Do I get it if I move from the Graduate Certificate into the Masters?

A: The alumni discount is a 10% discount on fee paying postgraduate courses. If you complete a course with us, such as the Graduate Certificate, your second course (the Masters degree) attracts a 10% discount on your Masters fees.

What is the ROI from a University Qualification?

Want to reduce your cost per course?
You may be eligible for credit on the basis of industry certifications or prior study. No fees are charged for subjects students receive credit for. Complete the credit eligibility form to see if you are entitled to any credit.