Fees and FEE-HELP

Stirling Theological College is committed to keeping all fees to a minimum. This is possible due to giving by our churches, donors and through fundraising.





Audit Fee for taking a unit without assessment $575.00


Cost of applying(Nil for domestic students) $300 for overseas students(Nil for domestic students) $300 for overseas students
Cost per unit1,584 $1,704
Annual cost (full-time/8 units)12,67213,632

Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate/Diploma/Masters)

Cost of applying(Nil for domestic students) $300 for overseas students(Nil for domestic students) $300 for overseas students
Cost per unit $2,448$2,640
Annual cost (Full-time/6 units)$14,688$15,840

Domestic Postgraduate Research (Masters)

Cost to applyNilNil
Annual cost (full-time)$11,424$12,288

Doctoral Students

Annual cost (part-time)$8,544$9,192
Annual cost (full-time)$17,088$18,384

Note that tuition fees for doctoral students may be funded by the University of Divinity research training scheme.

View 2020 and 2019 Student Tuition Fees and Standard Course Duration in further detail here.

  • The prices above include tuition, library fee, tea/coffee. They do not include the cost of hard-copy reading packs and compulsory books.
  • Should a student withdraw from a unit within the first three weeks of a semester (before the Census Date), fees (apart from any application or late fees) will be refunded.
  • Fees are payable at the beginning of each semester or at the time of registration.
  • Students who have not paid academic fees by the end of the third week of semester risk being formally disenrolled unless they have signed an agreement with University of Divinity’s Director of Finance. Academic transcripts will not be forwarded to students with outstanding debts.


Fee Help is the name of the Commonwealth Government education loan scheme. A FEE-HELP loan can cover all or part of a students tuition fee. Find further information here.

Please note: overseas students and holders of permanent resident visas are not entitled to FEE-HELP.


Students who are Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa are eligible for FEE-HELP.
Visit Study Assist to discover your options.

Apply for a FEE-HELP loan:

Students apply for FEE-HELP online. Once students have applied to study at Stirling, you will need a tax file number (TFN) and will receive FEE-HELP instructions via Stirling Administration.

Students must apply for a HELP loan by the census date (see Timetable).

Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy

Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy are government financial allowances for students undertaking vocational degrees.

Students who take at least 75% of an equivalent full-time load in a year are eligible for Youth Allowance or Austudy, subject to the same conditions about previous study and income as for study at other tertiary institutions. If a student with a 75% study load in a semester withdraws from one subject, then Austudy will no longer be payable.


Youth Allowance: Available to those aged 18 to 24 and studying full time

Austudy: Available to those aged 25+, studying full time and under the income and assets test limits.

Abstudy: Must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australian descent.

Further information is available at Centrelink offices or via direct websites.


Fees may be paid by VISA or Mastercard. No extra charge applies. Please provide credit card details and authorisation on the admission form, re-enrolment form or enrolment variation form. Students may specify a date when payment is to be processed, provided this date is prior to the commencement of units. If a payment is declined, students will be contacted.

Please attach a cheque or money order payable to the ‘University of Divinity’ to the admission form, re-enrolment form, or enrolment variation form as appropriate.

Overseas Students

Overseas students who are enrolling for the first time and require a student visa will be charged an administrative fee of $300.00.

Find information concerning overseas students here.

Minimum Numbers

Stirling reserves the right not to proceed with a semester unit when registrations are below a minimum number.