HECS stands for Higher Education Contribution Scheme.
The amount payable is dependent on the HECS-HELP band of the subject(s), their credit point value and number of subjects taken. Details of CSU’s current HECS charges are listed under the “Commonwealth Supported” tab accessible from the Charles Sturt University’s Tuition Fees page.
Last dates for receipt of payment are listed on the Academic Calendar
Students in HECS-HELP places complete a HECS-HELP option form stating which way they wish to pay:
Upfront – means you pay the whole amount to CSU by the due date. If paying this way you receive a 20% discount, which will be the amount on the HECS-HELP notice issued by CSU Student Administration
Safety Net – you are charged the discounted amount upfront, but have the option for the amount to be deferred, (at the undiscounted rate) if it is not paid by the due date.
Deferred – means that any HECS-HELP debt is reported to the Australian Taxation Office at the undiscounted amount.
More information is available from Itu Taito, Courses Administration Officer at UTC, or from the Federal Government web site www.goingtouni.gov.au.