Fees Policy

Fee Payments

It is essential that students uphold their financial responsibilities during their time at College. The following applies to all students:

Students are responsible to ensure that all fees are paid promptly.

Students will not be permitted to enrol until their fees have been paid.

Students wanting to extend their studies will not be permitted to do so if they have not paid their current semester’s fees or any arrears in rent

Fees can be paid by cheque, credit card, debit card, EFTPOS or BPAY. Payment by cash is not available.

Fees are to be paid in accordance with the available Payment Options (for Domestic or International Students)

Payment Options

There are two payment options available. These apply to both new students and current (returning) students:

Australian and New Zealand Students (Domestic)

Pay Tuition Fees for their first semester in order to accept Offer of Place into the course.

Pay course fees for their second semester, plus incidental costs 2 weeks prior to the commencement of that semester.

Failure to pay by enrolment day will attract an administration fee based on 10% of the semester fees.

Note: Australian students enrolled in the College courses may be eligible to receive financial assistance through the Federal Government (Austudy). It is the students’ responsibility to pursue this.

International Students

Pay course fees for their first semester plus incidental costs and Overseas Student Health Cover, in order to accept Offer of Place into the course and prior to the issue of the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)

Pay course fees for their second semester, plus incidental costs 2 weeks prior to the commencement of that semester.

Failure to pay by enrolment day will attract an administration fee based on 10% of the semester fees.

Fee Schedule

All fees referred to in all College publications and on the website are indicative rates and may be subject to change. Fees are generally reviewed at the commencement of each calendar year. Students opting to continue with additional year/s of studies will be subject to the most recent fees applicable for the subsequent years. Subsequent years’ fees will not be based on the rates applicable at the time of application.

For a current list of fees, refer to the Fees Schedule

Fee Increases

Fee increases will be effective no later than 90 days prior to Enrolment. Any Fee increases published after this 90 day period will be implemented for the subsequent semester’s fee schedule.

Student’s who have been accepted for an intake (including those who have paid their first semester’s fees) will be required to pay the increase. Fee increases will mostly reflect the standard CPI increase.

Fee Protection

HILC is a member of Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET), an independent Industry body who have established the Overseas Student Tuition Assurance Scheme (OSTAS) scheme as a service for its members.

OSTAS complies with the Commonwealth Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act for 2000. Hillsong College membership of OSTAS ensures it fulfils its legislative requirements for fee protection.

The ESOS Act was set up to protect the people coming to Australia on student visas and provides financial assurance to students.

Fee Monitoring

At the conclusion of each calendar month, the Business Manager will review the student fee situation and compile a list of students with overdue tuition fees and rental arrears.

The list of students with outstanding fees is then to be forwarded to the Vice Principal’s who are to follow up the situation in conjunction with the tutorial leaders and students.

Where the student is in arrears with their fees and or rent, the student will be suspended until a satisfactory plan is put in place.

If the student is unable to pay or refuses to pay all outstanding fees, the student will be asked to leave College.

If an International student is on suspension, then he/she runs the risk of not meeting visa requirements and this will have to be reported to the Department of Immigration Border Protection (DIBP) and could potentially jeopardise their visa

The Registrar is to be advised of all students who have been asked to leave College.

The Administration Dept will process all relevant withdrawal paperwork including reversal/write off of unpaid fees and reporting cessation of studies on PRISMS, as necessary.