For all students, fees are one of the largest portions of costs when it comes to studying but as a student you need to be aware that there are other costs, primarily textbooks, that you need to consider.
NCPS courses are priced per module or unit and you pay trimester by trimester, for the modules or units in which you have enrolled.
Domestic and International Student Fees
FEE-HELP is a Commonwealth Government loan available to eligible students enrolled in NCPS’s Higher Education course in order to help pay part or all of their tuition fees. A 25% loan fee may apply.
You are required to repay you HELP loan through the taxation system once your income exceeds the government's set minimum thresholds. The current minimum threshold may be found on the government's StudyAssist website. A HELP loan may impact on your credit rating.
To apply for FEE-HELP you will need to read the FEE-HELP information booklet. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa you are eligible to receive FEE-HELP. If you are eligible and would like to defer your fees through FEE HELP, please complete our online 'Request for FEE-HELP assistance' form or request for one by calling 1800 783 661 and return the completed form to our Sydney campus.
You should also make yourself familiar with NCPS’s Refund Policy.
NCPS is a member of the ASTAS – HE (Australian Tuition Assurance Scheme – Higher Education), and conforms to the requirements of the Tuition Protection Service (TPS) established by the Australian Government for overseas students which is part of the ESOS (Education Service for Overseas Students) Assurance Fund established under section 45 of the ESOS Act 2000. The Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) is NCPS's Tuition Assurance Provider for domestic students. Click here for further information on the role of ACPET.
Centrelink Student Income Support
Local students (i.e. not on a temporary entry visa) may be eligible for student income support from Centrelink. Centrelink is the official Australian Commonwealth Government agency which assesses income, administers payments and ensures effective distribution of information on benefits, allowances and pension payments as per the Social Security Laws.
All NCPS associate degree and bachelor programs are recognised by Centrelink as approved courses for student income support.
Centrelink Income Support Assistance programs for students include Youth Allowance, Austudy and ABSTUDY.
Youth Allowance is available to eligible students who are enrolled in an approved course and are 18-24 years old and are studying at least 75% of a full-time load, or are 16–21 years old and are looking for full-time work or undertaking approved activities. Students who are 16-17 years old and are studying at least 75% of a full-time load in an approved course and need to live away from home to study, or are considered independent may be eligible for Youth Allowance.
ABSTUDY is available to eligible students who are aged 25 or over and are studying at least 75% of a full-time load in an approved course. Unlike Youth Allowance, there is no independence test for Austudy. If you qualify for Austudy you are considered independent. This means the parental means test does not apply.
ABSTUDY assistance is available to eligible Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students who are enrolled in an approved course and are not receiving any other government assistance to study.
For further information contact your local Centrelink.
For a full outline of tuition fees for all NCPS Higher Education courses
- Bachelor of Criminology and Justice* - Domestic Students
- Bachelor of Criminology and Justice* - International Students
- Bachelor of Criminology and Justice* - Domestic Students who commenced in 2014 or earlier
- Bachelor of Criminology and Justice* - International Students who commenced in 2014 or earlier
- Bachelor of Criminology and Justice - Domestic Students
- Bachelor of Criminology and Justice - International Students
- Bachelor of Criminology and Justice - Domestic students who commenced in 2014 or earlier
- Bachelor of Criminology and Justice - International students who commenced in 2014 or earlier
* This course qualification has changed name from Bachelor of Social Science (Criminal Justice) to the Bachelor of Criminology and Justice. All new and continuing students enrolled in Trimester 2 2014 and thereafter will graduate with this new qualification name.
International students are those without Australian or New Zealand citizenship and who do not have permanent residency status in Australia.
Higher Education students
1. Late re-enrolment fee: $50
2. Variation to enrolment after re-enrolment date: $50
3. Fees for deferrals and withdrawals after the census date (still liable for tuition fees unless special circumstances is approved)
4. Tuition invoice late payment fee: $50
International students intending to commence their studies in Trimester 2, 2014 and thereafter, who require a student visa for study in Australia, are required on acceptance of their letter of offer to pay a non-refundable $250 enrolment fee to the College before their Confirmation of Enrolment can be issued.
Text books and readings
Some units or modules will require you to work with a designated textbook – you may wish to purchase the textbook or, alternatively, borrow it from the library. Textbooks cost around $150 and can, for instance, be purchased from the Co-Op Bookshop. Most units or modules will also have a study manual and readings which can either be downloaded from your online class space at no cost, or purchased from the Co-Op book shop (the cost is around $20 per manual or readings pack).
Administrative services fees
1. Replacement Testamur: $25
2. Official Statement of Results: $16.50
Library loans - penalty fees
1. Overdue library loan fee: $1 per day per item to maximum of $21
2. Replacement of lost library textbook (overdue after 21 days) fee: $120
- All fees are quoted in Australian dollars
- All fees are subject to annual review
- Domestic fees - Applies to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, permanent VISA holders and permanent humanitarian VISA holders
- International fees - All other VISA holders
- Important information for Temporary VISA holders (please read this)
EFTSL - Equivalent Full Time Student Load
Equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL) is a measure of a student's study load. An EFTSL of 1.0 is the standard annual study load of a student undertaking a course on a full-time basis over the duration of a year. The annual EFTSL sum of a student's module / unit enrolment provides an indication of the study load undertaken by the student in the year. Click here to check the EFTSL for a Module/Unit
Tuition Assurance protects the interests of current and intending students of NCPS courses that lead to an accredited award in that it ensures students are given a suitable alternative course or have their course money refunded if the provider cannot provide the course for which the student has paid.
NCPS is a member of the ASTAS - HE (Australian Tuition Assurance Scheme – Higher Education), and conforms to the requirements of the Tuition Protection Service (TPS) established by the Australian Government for overseas students which is part of the ESOS (Education Service for Overseas Students) Assurance Fund established under section 45 of the ESOS Act 2000. The Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) is NCPS's Tuition Assurance Provider for domestic students. Click here for further information on the role of ACPET.
For further information on NCPS's tuition assurance schemes for domestic students refer to our Statement of Tuition Assurance Higher Education.
For further information about the Australian Government Tuition Protection Scheme (TPS) for international students refer to tps.gov.au/StaticContent/Get/StudentInformation.