Improving your student experience
This fee has provided the University with the opportunity to work in partnership with student associations and other campus providers to increase the quality and quantity of the services available to students.
The majority of students enrolled in courses conducted on campus are liable to pay the Student Services and Amenities fee.
This fee provides funding for student services and amenities of a non-academic nature including:
- recreational activities including clubs, societies and campus events
- sporting activities and facilities
- student advocacy
- legal advice
- financial advice
- support for student organisations
- infrastructure for non-academic activities
Students eligible for SA-HELP can defer their SSAF payment to this loan. If you are not eligible for SA-HELP or do not wish to apply for SA-HELP, you will need to make payment of the SSAF by your course census date.
How the fee is calculated
The charge will be $3.85 per enrolled credit point for courses with an on-campus location for 2020. The maximum charge for 2020 is $308. The fee can be viewed via your Academic Charges Account in myGriffith. For example:
|Credit point value||Charge|
|10 credit points||$38.50|
|20 credit points||$77.00|
|30 credit points||$115.50|
|40 credit points||$154.00|
Students liable to pay the fee
- Domestic undergraduate students
- Domestic postgraduate students
- Domestic and international non award students
- International undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students
The student services and amenities fee will be embedded in the undergraduate, postgraduate and non award international tuition fee, and in the full fee paying undergraduate and postgraduate domestic tuition fee.
Students exempt from paying the fee
- Domestic and International Higher Degree Research students
- The Griffith University Early Start to Tertiary Study (GUESTS) students
- 1354 Bachelor of Midwifery students
- 9351 Griffith Health Studies Certificate Program
- 9359 Griffith Tertiary Preparation
- 9930 Exchange program
- 9933 Griffith courses
What the money will be spent on
The University estimates it will receive approximately $8m in SSAF revenue for 2019 which is expected to be allocated as follows: $3M to the Gold Coast Student Guild; $1.2M to the SRC; $530k to GUPSA; $2.6M to Campus Life; $300k to Academic Administration for orientation and engagement activities; and $25k to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) for student sponsorships.
The University will continue to genuinely consult with students and their representatives about what you see as the priorities for student services and amenities, to ensure that these funds are used for initiatives that give students the most benefit. A portion of the fee income will continue to be dedicated to student orientation and engagement activities and student sponsorships/scholarships.
It’s important that we continue to receive your feedback on services and amenities that you want at Griffith and the SSAF expenditure already identified. You can provide feedback via email to email@example.com or alternatively you can contact those campus providers to discuss the funding priorities or to suggest a service or amenity that you think Griffith needs or needs to improve.
The University will continue to seek ongoing student feedback on the impact and effectiveness of the range of SSAF funded projects and/or activities across its campuses. In doing so, it may gather a wider range of input about the effectiveness of programs funded by the SSAF which may be published on the University’s website and used to inform future funding decisions.
Gold Coast Student Guild
|Gold Coastfirstname.lastname@example.org||(07) 555 28724||The Link||G07_1.61|
Brisbane Student Representative Council (SRC)
|Loganemail@example.com||(07) 338 21603||Community Place||L04_1.04|
|Mt Gravattfirstname.lastname@example.org||(07) 373 51103||Community||M09_1.106|
|Nathanemail@example.com||(07) 373 54006||Student Association and Clubs||N28_0.09|
|QCAfirstname.lastname@example.org||(07) 373 56336||Webb Centre||S02_2.11|
|QCGUemail@example.com||(07) 373 51103||Queensland Conservatorium||S01_1.14|
Griffith University Postgraduate Student Association (GUPSA)
|Logan and Brisbanefirstname.lastname@example.org||(07) 373 54822||Student Association and Clubs||N28_0.07|
|Accommodationemail@example.com||(07) 373 57575||The Hub||N11_1.08E|
|Childcarefirstname.lastname@example.org||(07) 373 57666||
Tallowwood Child Care Centre|
Baronia Child Care Centre
|Clubs and Societiesemail@example.com||(07) 373 53931||Student Association and Clubs||N28_0.04|
|Griffith Foodfirstname.lastname@example.org||(07) 373 57795||The Hub||N11_1.07C|
|email@example.com||(07) 373 55644||Community||M08_2.207|
|Sport and Activitiesfirstname.lastname@example.org||(07) 373 53628||The Hub||N11_1.05|