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Fees & Financial Support


Financial Assistance

Australian students are eligible to apply for Austudy and SA-HELP.

All students wishing to utilise FEE-HELP must read the Federal Government’s FEE-HELP information booklet, Students applying for a FEE HELP loan.

Students that would like to use SA-HELP must read the Federal Government's SA-HELP booklet, Students applying for SA-HELP. 

Unit Fees for BBI in 2017 are:  
Grad Cert, Grad Dip & Master of Theological Studies (THEO) $1925 per unit 
Grad Cert, Grad Dip & Master of Religious Education (REDU) $1925 per unit 
Grad Cert, Grad Dip & Master of Leadership & Theology (LEAD) $2000 per unit 
Grad Cert & Grad Dip of Governance & Canon Law (GOVC)

$2200 per unit 

International Fee $2800 per unit for all units (except Gov & Canon Law)
International Governance and Canon Law fee TBC

Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) (All part-time & full-time students)

$220 per year

Core & Elective Unit Fees
Courses comprise of units mainly in the area of study that you are enrolled in. Note however, your studies will usually include units in other disciplines, eg the Graduate Certificate of Governance & Canon Law usually includes units coded 'GOVC' and 'THEO', charged at and $2200 and $1925 per unit, respectively. 

The same appies to elective units. If you are enrolled in a Master of Leadership & Theology course and wish to take a Religious Education unit as an elective, the fee for that elective is $1925. 

Nested Courses
All of BBI's new courses are nested, meaning that they build on one another, ensuring that students receive credit for courses previously accomplished and reducing the total number of units which must be completed to attain the qualification. Students who have completed relevant study elsewhere may also be eligible for recognition of this prior learning, which would reduce the overall length of their course with BBI.

What does FEE-HELP mean for you?

  • FEE-HELP offers up to $96,000 in tuition fees over the lifetime of a student.
  • Student repayments commence if personal income reaches $51,309 (the 2013/2014 figure).
  • If you never earn above the threshold, you will never have to repay your debt.
  • There is no loan fee or interest applied to FEE-HELP for postgraduate study.
  • Students select the FEE-HELP option when they enrol in their first course in the University of Newcastle student management system MyHub.
  • The Commonwealth Government pays FEE-HELP directly to the University of Newcastle.
  • FEE-HELP allows you to study from anywhere in the world, as long as you are an Australian citizen.


Disclosure Statement
All organisations intending on offering HELP loans must go through an approval process. Following approval by the Federal Minister for Education, each notice of approval is subject to a disallowance period of 15 sitting days in both Houses of Parliament. In BBI’s case, the disallowance period ends on Friday 8 September 2017. During this time the approval may be ‘disallowed’ and the provider will no longer be able to offer HELP assistance. Students accessing, or considering accessing, HELP assistance at an approved Higher Education provider who is in their disallowance period,  should be aware that if the provider becomes subject to a disallowance by Federal Parliament they will be unable to access HELP assistance for the remainder of the course they are enrolled in and can only receive HELP loans for units of study with census dates before any disallowance motions are passed.


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