Tuition fees

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for the Next Step program must be paid upfront in full prior to each session commencing. No Commonwealth Supported Places (HECS-HELP) will be available whilst you are studying the Next Step pathway.

Payment of tuition fees is a condition of enrolment. Failure to pay fees by the due date will result in a late payment fee of $200 and cancellation in all units in which you are currently enrolled into for the session. If you are experiencing difficulty in finalising payment of your Next Step tuition fees by the due date, please contact as soon as possible (at least a week prior to the tuition fee due date) to discuss your options.

The first time you enrol as a Next Step student, we will send you a tax invoice for your tuition fees with your confirmation of enrolment. For all following sessions, you must login to eStudent to check how much you owe, as no tax invoice will be mailed to you.

Tuition fee due dates

Tuition fees are due on 24 February 2017 for Session 1 enrolments and 28 July 2017 for Session 2 enrolments.

How to pay tuition fees

There are different methods to pay your tuition fees. Please see the Office of Financial Services webpage for more information.

How much does a Next Step unit cost? 

Next Step students will be charged tuition fees according to the subject area of the unit.

Step 1

Check the Course Handbook and take a note of:

  • The Unit Code
  • The Credit Point value of the unit

Step 2

Look up the Student Contribution Band for the unit you are interested in.

Step 3

The value of the majority of undergraduate units at Macquarie is 3 credit points.  The cost of an undergraduate unit is shown below for 2017.

Student Contribution BandTotal cost per 3cp unit
Band 1$1252
Band 2$1783
Band 3$2089

For example: you are a Next Step student in 2017 and would like to enrol in STAT170. You check the Course Handbook and note that this unit is offered by the Faculty of Science. The Unit Code Prefix (alphabetic characters at the beginning of the unit code) is STAT. The Student Contribution Band for this unit code prefix is Band 2. Therefore, the unit cost for STAT170 in 2017 is .

Please note: All Next Step application fees (late fees inclusive) are non-refundable.

Refunds for Tuition Fees

If you withdraw from a Session 1 unit by 26 March 2017 or a Session 2 unit by 26 August 2017, you are eligible for a full refund of the tuition fees levied for that unit. Please see the  Office of Financial Services refunds webpage for more information.

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