For both Higher Education and TAFE programs there may be other expenses associated with your study in addition to tuition fees, such as the purchase of goods and services or you may incur a fine or penalty. Below is a summary of the types of fees, charges and fines that you may encounter while studying at RMIT.
Material fees and charges are for goods and services associated with your study, such as field trips or lecture notes, reading material or course readers and laboratory or workshop equipment that is consumed by you or may become your own property after you have completed the course. These fees are not compulsory and you may choose to purchase these items independently. The material fees associated with the program or subject you are studying are made available at the time of enrolment and material fees may only be levied with your signed consent.
RMIT makes every effort to ensure that material fees are kept to a minimum and are competitive with alternative suppliers. All of RMIT's material fees are compliant with the strict guidelines directed by the federal and state governments and are audited each year on your behalf by RMIT student union.
Administrative fees are a range of fees and charges that apply to specific services or goods supplied by the university. These fees are only payable if you use the goods or services they relate to. For example:
- Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) application fee
- car parking fees (Brunswick and Bundoora only)
- library book replacement costs (including processing charge)
- replacement costs for Thermo Luminescent Dosimeter Monitor and Badge (Medical Lab Science)
- bicycle Enclosure Access (City campus)
- ceremony fee
- hire of academic gown
- purchase of academic gown
- guest tickets
- ceremony video/DVD
- special exam services
- Education Abroad fees
- international student service fees
- transfer or cancellation of program
- airport pick-up
- home stay placement.
The university has a number of financial penalties and fines that are principally levied as a disincentive. These fined are designed to discourage students from breaking university rules and may also be levied as punishment when university rules are broken. Some examples are:
- library late fines
- parking fines
- late enrolment fee
- financial penalties levied by Discipline Board.