Rachiegarlo

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    Howdy all,

     

    not sure if you know this. All uni students pay the government fees to study at uni. It's called the HELP scheme. Australian citizens and those on a humanitarian visa are able to defer paying it until they have finished studying and are earning over a certain amount. It then gets paid back as a percentage of what they earn through the tax system. Those on residency visas must pay it up front each year. These fees are between $4000 - 9000 a year depending on what is studied with courses like law and medicine the most expensive.

     

    We are in this boat next year as daughter no. 1 is our only child not to have dual ciizenship, having been born in Uk when we were back there. As she has lived here for 16 out of her 17 yrs she may as well become a citizen, but for newies there is a waiting period for citizenship. You won't lose UK citizenship by becoming an Aust citizen aswell.

     

    Rachel

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    Howdy all,

     

    not sure if you know this. All uni students pay the government fees to study at uni. It's called the HELP scheme. Australian citizens and those on a humanitarian visa are able to defer paying it until they have finished studying and are earning over a certain amount. It then gets paid back as a percentage of what they earn through the tax system. Those on residency visas must pay it up front each year. These fees are between $4000 - 9000 a year depending on what is studied with courses like law and medicine the most expensive.

     

    We are in this boat next year as daughter no. 1 is our only child not to have dual ciizenship, having been born in Uk when we were back there. As she has lived here for 16 out of her 17 yrs she may as well become a citizen, but for newies there is a waiting period for citizenship. You won't lose UK citizenship by becoming an Aust citizen aswell.

     

    Rachel

     

    I am not sure but if you are on a temp residency visa you will have to pay the same as international students, that is a lot more, we may find it cheaper to pay for our daughter to travel around the world on a gap year while we wait for a PR visa.;):)

     

    Simon

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    Yes temporary residents have to pay full international fees, so it would be worth waiting for perm res.as the HELP fees will be a lot less. Is your daughter doing yr 12 this year Simon?

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    Yes temporary residents have to pay full international fees, so it would be worth waiting for perm res.as the HELP fees will be a lot less. Is your daughter doing yr 12 this year Simon?

     

    no, she is in year 11, she fell outside the system in the uk, first at a private school for international students( shes Chinese) for gcse, then started a levels, then back to china to change visas then back to uk and no school would have her as she had taken a break, so off to college last september and now in Adelaide ! no one could be quite sure where to put her so she started year 11, she finds the work very easy at the moment and she is doing extra to catch up, but she enjoys it and the other children have been great with her, we just want to avoid another move for her.

     

    simon:D

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    Guest Libby1971

    Thanks for taking the time to post this info about fees for uni.:notworthy:

     

    It is a topic that will be coming up alot during terms 2 and 3 as the kids begin to think about courses and applications.

     

    Libby

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    Guest sarahsmartiepants

    We were allowed to pay the uni fee for the first half the year, to enable us to get citizenship in time. Then our son will be allowed the HECS loan. Also if you are a citzen you get the chance to pay up front for the year (or half in our case) this gets you a saving of 18%.

    sarah

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