Postgraduate course changed from Full Fee Paying to Commonwealth Supported

My postgraduate course has changed from Full Fee Paying to Commonwealth Supported, what does this mean and what do I need to do?

Answer ID 3184 | Last updated on 02/11/2022 04.01 PM

From 1 July 2020, a number of post-graduate Full Fee Paying (FFP) courses changed to Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for domestic students. 
This means the Australian government will make a contribution towards the cost of your tuition fees (known as Commonwealth Support) and you will be liable for the remaining tuition fees (known as your student contribution amount). Effectively, your fees will be much lower, once your course becomes Commonwealth Supported and, if you are eligible, you may be able to defer all or part of your student contribution via the HECS-HELP loan scheme.
If your course is becoming Commonwealth Supported, you will be notified via your student email account and given instructions on what to do next. You can also check the UWA Fee Calculator website to see if your course is on the Commonwealth Supported list and to view the estimated fees for the course and the cost of your units. Your new fees will show on your Statement of Account (under the Finance menu on studentConnect) for teaching periods with a census date from 1 July 2020 onwards. Full Fee Paying rates will apply to teaching periods with census dates prior to this date.
What to do if your course is becoming Commonwealth Supported
Check your emails and follow the instructions to fill out your electronic Commonwealth Assistance form (eCAF). You need to fill out your eCAF to accept your Commonwealth Supported Place and to confirm if you wish to utilise HECS-HELP to defer your fees (if eligible) or pay up front. If you don't complete your eCAF you will be required to pay up front by the unit census date to avoid cancellation of your enrolment.
If you have queries about this change or your course fees Email Us and the Fees team will respond to you. 

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