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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:
    1. Align with strategic and operational priorities including; marketing and recruitment strategies, competitor analysis, and market sensitivity.
    2. Include all fees and consider alongside accommodation pricing, student and revenue forecasts, and confirm for five years, subject to an annual rolling review to consider changes in the operating environment.
    3. Continue to maintain a small number of different pricing bands to ensure ease of communication to students.
    4. Set fees within the 75th (upper quartile) of comparable national and international competitor levels, and set at the discipline not course level, ensuring that students are charged the same fee for a course in the same discipline regardless of where it is taught on campus.
    5. Sufficiently cover the cost of delivering programs that meet monitored institutional quality levels, and comply 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 B). 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 C).

Table A: 2022 ANU domestic and international tuition fee bands by discipline grouping

Broad Discipline

Broad discipline (FOE) Name

FOE code

UG band

PG band

HDR band1

Domestic band

Natural & Physical Sciences

Natural & Physical Sciences

01 (excl. 0101, 019901)

4

4

4

C

Mathematical Sciences

101

4

4

4

C

Information Technology

Information Technology

2

4

4

4

E

Engineering

Engineering & Related Technologies

3

4

4

4

E

Agriculture, Environmental and Related studies

Agriculture, Environmental and Related studies

5

4

4

4

D

Health

Health

06 (excl. 0601, 019901)

5

4

5

C

Medical Science2

Medical Studies

0601, 019901

6

6

6

F

08- Management and Commerce

Management and Commerce

8

3

3

2

D3

Master Business Administration

8

3

D4

Society and Culture

Society and Culture

09 (excl. 0901, 0909, 0919, 0907)

1

3

1

B

Foreign languages and Translating

091503 to 091519

1

3

1

B

Including Education

Education

7

1

3

1

B

Political Sciences and Policy Studies

Political Sciences and Policy Studies

901

3

4

4

C

Behavioural

Behavioural Science

907

4

5

5

D

science

Law

Law

909

3

4

3

E

Juris Doctor

909

6

F

Economics

Economics and Econometrics

919

3

3

2

D5

Creative Arts

Creative Arts

10

1

1

1

A

Communication and Media Studies

1007

1

1

1

A

Table B: International Band fee rates (ISF)

Band

Fee per 48 units

Fee per unit (rounded to nearest $10)

1

$39,780

$830

2

$42,560

$890

3

$45,360

$950

4

$47,940

$1,000

5

$50,630

$1,050

6

$53,330

$1,110

Table notes:

  1. Coursework courses taken as part of a research program will be charged at the relevant coursework rate.
  2. Does not include the Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (MChD) international fee, which is included within Schedule 2.
  3. Management and Commerce continuing domestic students in nominated programs charged grandfathered fees see Table D
  4. Master of Business Administration continuing domestic students in nominated programs charged grandfathered fees; see Table D
  5. Economics continuing domestic students in nominated programs charged grandfathered fees; see Table D.

# 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 C: ANU domestic fee adjustment bands

Band

Fee per 48 units

Fee per unit (rounded to the nearest $10)

A

$28,580

$600

B

$30,860

$640

C

$33,520

$700

D

$35,430

$740

E

$37,710

$790

F

$39,990

$830

Table D: Grandfathered Fees for continuing domestic students in Management and commerce, MBA and Economics in nominated programs

Discipline

Fee per 48 units

Fee per unit (rounded to nearest $5)

Management and commerce

$28,020

$585

MBA

$28,020

$585

Economics

$28,020

$585

These grandfathered fees only apply to those courses in the nominated programs with disciplines Management and commerce (FOE 08) and Economics and Econometrics (FOE 0919). All other courses will be charged at standard 2022 rates.

Nominated programs for grandfathered fees outlined in Table D.

Master of Accounting

Master of Applied Accounting

Master of Professional Accounting

Master of Commerce (Advanced)

Master of Acturial Practice

Master of Acturial Studies

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Management (in teach out)

Master of Marketing Management

Master of Project Management

Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Master of Leadership

Master of International Management

Master of Business Information Systems

Master of Applied Economics

Master of Economics

Master of Economic policy

Master of Financial Economics

Graduare Diploma of Economics

Master of Applied Finance

Master of Finance

Master of Financial Management

Master of Finance management and Law (Financial Management courses only)

Masters of Environmental and Resource Economics

Master of International and Development Economics

Particular student tuition and contribution amounts are to be calculated in accordance with the guidance accessible at: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/programs-administration/cost-fees

Indicative fees for individual programs may be found at: https://programsandcourses.anu.edu.au/

Fees for Individual courses may be found at: https://programsandcourses.anu.edu.au/

Other tuition fees 2022

Program fees

Program code

Program Name

Domestic fee

International fee

8950

Doctor of Medicine and Surgery (MChD)

Domestic medical science rate

$85,120 per 48 units

9300

9101

9600

Higher Doctorates excluding Medicine

  • Doctor of Laws
  • Doctor of Letters
  • Doctor of Science

$16541

$16542

9911

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

$36753

$36754

1300

Study Abroad

N/A

$205605 per 24 units

1300

Study Abroad (Partner Institutions)

N/A

$12990

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

*1 Flat rate, non-refundable administration and examination charge.

*2 Flat rate, non-refundable administration and examination charge.

*3 Flat rate, non-refundable administration and examination charge.

*4 Flat rate, non-refundable administration and examination charge.

*5 The study abroad rate is determined by using the price for 12 units of Undergraduate Medical Science and 12 units of Society and Culture and is indicative only. This is the fee charged to nominated sponsors as a flat fee semester.

Information

Printable version (PDF)
Title Tuition fee setting
Document Type Policy
Document Number ANUP_012607
Version 7
Purpose To outline the principles which underpin the setting of tuition fees for ANU programs and courses.
Audience Students, Staff
Category Administrative
Topic/ SubTopic Students - Finance & Fees
 
Effective Date 11 Apr 2022
Review Date 30 Jun 2022
 
Responsible Officer: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Approved By: Vice-Chancellor
Contact Area Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Authority: Fees Rule 2017
Vice-Chancellorship Statute 2013
Higher Education Support Act 2003
Delegations 33-34,286-294
On 9 April 2021, the ANU Council assigned authority to approve academic policy to the Academic Board.

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