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Policy: Tuition fee setting

Purpose

To outline the principles which underpin the setting of tuition fees for ANU programs and courses.

Overview

This policy provides the University with the principles for the setting of tuition fees for ANU programs and courses.

Scope

Academic staff—with delegations for corporate management of college or University programs and courses

Professional staff—with responsibilities for corporate management of college or University programs and courses

Policy statement

  1. ANU program and course fees are set annually, and include a two-year projection of indicative fees.
  2. ANU fees are:
  1. Aligned with strategic and operational priorities;
  2. Responsive to changes in operational conditions;
  3. Sufficient to cover the cost of delivering programs that meet monitored institutional quality levels;
  4. Reflective of comparable national and international competitor fee levels;
  5. Consistent across cognate disciplines;
  6. Responsive to known and anticipated market demand; and
  7. In agreement with regulations, acts or other government requirements or changes relevant to the setting of fees.
  1. Fees are applied at the individual course level. Program fees vary depending on an individual’s enrolment practice.
  2. Indicative program fees are published at http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees.
  3. International course fees are allocated by broad discipline to five fee bands (Table A). Undergraduate, Postgraduate coursework and Higher Degree Research fees may have different fee bands applied.
  4. Domestic fee paying places have an adjustment down applied (Table B).

Table A: ANU domestic and international tuition fee bands by discipline grouping

Broad Discipline

Field of Education (FoE) name*

FoE #

UG Band

PG Band

HDR

Domestic tier (coursework only)

Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies

Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies

05

3

3

3

B

Behavioural Science

Behavioural Science

0907

3

4

4

B

Business (MBA)

Management and Commerce

08

4

A

Creative Arts

Creative Arts

10

1

1

1

C

Economics

Economics and Econometrics

0919

3

4

4

A

Education

Education

07

1

2

2

B

Engineering

Engineering and Related Technologies

03

4

4

3

A

Health

Health

0601

5

5

5

B

Information Technology

Information Technology

02

4

4

3

A

JD

Law

0909

4

A

GDLP/MLP admission courses

Law

0909

Separately approved rates

Law

Law

0909

2

3

2

B

Management and Commerce

Management and Commerce

08

3

4

4

A

Medical Sci

Medical Studies

0613

5

5

5

A

Natural and Physical Sciences

Natural and Physical Sciences

01

3

3

3

B

Political Science and Policy Studies

Political Science and Policy Studies

0901

2

3

3

B

Society and Culture

09 (ex 0901 0909 0919 0907)

1

2

1

C

# A classification system determined by the Australian Bureau of Statistics used to describe subject areas or disciplines in broad, narrow and detailed fields in education contexts. Broad fields are distinguished from each other on the basis of theoretical content and the broad purpose for which the study is undertaken. Narrow fields are distinguished from other narrow fields in the same broad field on the basis of the objects of interest, and the purpose for which the study is undertaken. Detailed fields are distinguished from other detailed fields in the same narrow field on the basis of methods and techniques, tools and equipment, and a stricter application of the criteria used for broad and narrow fields. For example, detailed field 010101-Mathematics - Mathematics is the study of deductive systems, including algebra, arithmetic, geometry, analysis and applied mathematics.

Table B: ANU domestic fee adjustment bands

Tier

Adjustment (reduction on International graduate fee)

A

25%

B

30%

C

35%

  1. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor is responsible for the fee setting process.

Information

Printable version (PDF)
Title Tuition fee setting
Document Type Policy
Document Number ANUP_012607
Version 2
Purpose To outline the principles which underpin the setting of tuition fees for ANU programs and courses.
Audience Students, Staff
Category Academic
Topic/ SubTopic Students - Finance & Fees
 
Effective Date 11 Nov 2015
Review Date 9 Nov 2018
 
Responsible Officer Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Approved By: Vice-Chancellor
Contact Area Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Authority Fees Statute 2006
Fees Rule 2016
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