The Bond University Student Services and Amenities Fee aims to provide a balanced, practical approach to funding campus services and amenities of a non-academic nature, such as sporting and recreational activities, student advocacy and legal services, employment and career advice, orientation activities and food services. The Student Services and Amenities Fee is an amount that all enrolled students are required to pay to support these services regardless of whether the student chooses to use any of the amenities or services or their level of engagement with these services.
The Bond University Student Association (BUSA) is a not-for-profit, voluntary incorporated association comprising current students who are elected to serve twelve month terms. As such, BUSA’s services are funded by the Student Services and Amenities Fee which is charged in accordance with the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Bill 2010.
BUSA coordinates a wide range of student events, activities and services, and more than 70 active on-campus clubs and societies, as well as representing students in all academic, sporting and recreational forums within the University.
In addition to the activities and resources provided by BUSA, the Student Services and Amenities Fee also covers full student access to our on-campus Sports Centre.
The Student Services and Amenities Fee is due for payment at the start of each semester with all other fees. Continuing students’ access carries over to the next semester. New students can access facilities and services when they are enrolled for their first semester.
|Full-time students (study load of 30 credit points or more)||$117.00 per semester|
|Part-time students (study load of less than 30 credit points)||$87.00 per semester|
The annual amount is CPI adjusted each year.
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 Services and Amenities Fee through a loan program called SA-HELP. Eligible students must complete the SA-HELP form through eStudent 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.
Students enrolled in Higher Degree by Research, online programs, Student for a Semester and approved outgoing exchange are exempt from paying the Student Services and Amenities Fee.
However, these students DO NOT have access to the range of student events, activities and student services offered by BUSA and the Sports Centre. To access these services students are required to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee. Payment can be made online at bond.edu.au/pay. Proof of payment is then presented to the Sports Centre for access.