Money matters

Cost is an important factor when thinking about university study. This page gives you an idea of the costs associated with university study, and different options to help you fund your child's education, including scholarships, student loans and allowances.

How much does it cost to study?

Tuition fees depend on a student's programme and combination of papers. For 2016, the approximate tuition fee for a domestic student enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree is $6,200.00 per year (GST inc). This is based on completing 120 points a year. Part-time students pay a proportion of this fee. There are different fees for international students and for postgraduate study.
Read more about AUT fees

What scholarships are available?

Scholarships and awards are a great way to fund university study. There is a wide range of scholarships and awards available to AUT students at all stages of their study. Visit the scholarships website for a current list of scholarships offered by AUT and external funders, as well as application forms and closing dates. AUT’s Scholarships Office can offer advice on scholarships, awards and the scholarship application process.
Read more about scholarships and awards

How do students qualify for a student loan or student allowance?

Full-time domestic students may qualify for a student loan or allowance. A student loan covers compulsory fees, course-related costs and living costs. A student allowance is a weekly payment to help with students' living expenses while they study. Students have to pay back a student loan but not a student allowance. Student loans and allowances are administered and paid by StudyLink. The application process can take some time, so it’s a good idea to apply early. Students can apply for a loan or allowance before their enrolment at AUT is complete.
StudyLink website - info about student loans and allowances

How much does accommodation cost?

Living on campus is a great option for students who are new to AUT or from out of town. The cost of campus accommodation will depend on the size of the room (small, standard or large) and the length of the contract (one semester or the full academic year).
AUT accommodation fees


How much can students expect to pay for textbooks?

The price of textbooks can vary depending on the programme. The University Bookshop website is a good place to check out costs of books.
Visit the University Bookshop website

How much can students expect to pay for computer use?

All AUT student accounts will be allocated 15GB free data per month. Once the free data has been used, students can pay as they go to use the internet. There is free WIFI access to the internet.
IT information web section

Do you help students manage their finances?

We provide a range of services to help AUT students manage their finances. Our team of helpful, friendly and approachable staff can help students budget and sort out their finances.
Financial services for students

Last updated: 19-Nov-2015 3.49pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.