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University College Fees

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Melbourne’s Student Residential College

Fees are billed each semester. A deposit is required when you sign your contract and the first installment is due prior to moving into College. Alternative fee payment arrangements (i.e. monthly payments) can be made by contacting our accounts department.

2023 Fees - We are still finalising the fees for 2023. These should be announced second week of October.

University College Annual Fees (2022)

New students (undergraduate): $31,900
35 weeks of residence during the two semesters of the academic year – regardless of university

New international students (undergraduate): $31,900
35 weeks of residence during the two semesters of the academic year – regardless of university

Returning students (2nd year): $30,986
34 weeks of residence during the two semesters of the academic year – regardless of university

Returning students (3rd year):  $30,986
38 weeks of residence during the two semesters of the academic year – regardless of university

Graduate students (new and returning):  $30,986
46 weeks of residence during the two semesters of the academic year – regardless of university

Please note: Currently all first and second year university students must vacate their rooms during the mid-year break. Third year and graduate students are able to stay during this break. Storage sheds are available so students can securely store belongings they don't wish to take home.

What do residential college fees cover?

College fees are all inclusive, whereas with many other private providers you must factor in weekly costs for food, WiFi and general household bills. Residential college fees include:

  • A private student accommodation rooms with bed, desk, chair, wardrobe and other storage. Two thirds of our rooms also feature their own ensuite bathroom.
  • Comprehensive academic support including tutorials, one on one consultations, academic mentoring, faculty dinners and library facilities.
  • Student accommodation meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner each day (a total of 21 meals per week).
  • An extensive program of college and intercollegiate sporting, social, and cultural events.
  • Pastoral care and well-being support – including activities such as yoga classes. Plus a dedicated Well-being Coordinator offering advice and support to students.
  • Unlimited WiFi.
  • Academic and career focused forums, seminars and workshops.
  • Well-equipped gym and multi-purpose basketball court.
  • Communal recreation spaces to study or relax, watch TV, play pool and enjoy time with friends.
  • All utility bills (electricity, water etc).
  • Safe and secure access to campus.

Additional fees

  • Enrolment Fee – $830
  • Bond – $700 (refundable if there is no damage to room)
  • Building Levy – $325
  • Student Club Fee – $240 (which goes towards funding activities organised by the student club)
  • Student Club O-Week Levy – $95 (a contribution to the variety of activities scheduled during orientation week)
  • Laundry / Printing costs

Optional fees include:

  • Linen packs can be purchased at the College – $203 for singles and $236 for doubles
  • Car parking – $416 per semester (limited spaces available)
  • Under-bed storage units
  • Tickets to major events, such as the UC Ball


What do residential college fees cover?

College fees are all-inclusive, which means all food, facilities and utilities are covered. However, there are some one-off additional fees that are charged when you join UC.

When do the residential college fees need to be paid?

College fees are charged at the start of every semester. Your first semester fees must be paid prior to moving in.

How do I pay the residential college fees?

You can pay by EFT, credit card or cheque.

What alternative payment schedule can be made?

Payment plans such as monthly payments can be arranged if you require financial assistance. Please get in touch with our Accounts team to discuss your options.

What if I'm unable to make a scheduled payment?

You must immediately get in touch with the Accounts team or our Finance Manager.

What financial support is available to cover college fees?

You can apply for scholarships, which are allocated based on financial need. Read more here.

Can I put my college fees on HECS, like university?

Unfortunately not. Accommodation is not applicable as part of HECS, so you will need to pay the college fees in the year you are planning to attend.

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