SSAF, it’s the Student Services and Amenities Fee - we pay it but what’s it all about? Where does the money go? Well here is the info you need to know about what happens to your money and how it contributes to Yourimbah services.
The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) applies to university students studying both full-time and part-time.
As your student association, Yourimbah thinks you should have some input into how your money is spent on services and amenities at the University.
There are 19 categories the Federal Government legislation states that SSAF can be spent on:
- providing food or drink to students on a campus of the higher education provider;
- supporting a sporting or other recreational activity by students;
- supporting the administration of a club most of whose members are students;
- caring for children of students;
- providing legal services to students;
- promoting the health or welfare of students;
- helping students secure accommodation;
- helping students obtain employment or advice on careers;
- helping students with their financial affairs;
- helping students obtain insurance against personal accidents;
- supporting debating by students;
- providing libraries and reading rooms (other than those provided for academic purposes) for students;
- supporting an artistic activity by students;
- supporting the production and dissemination to students of media whose content is provided by students;
- helping students develop skills for study, by means other than undertaking courses of study in which they are enrolled;
- advising on matters arising under the higher education provider’s rules (however described);
- advocating students’ interests in matters arising under the higher education provider’s rules (however described);
- giving students information to help them in their orientation; and
- helping meet the specific needs of overseas students relating to their welfare, accommodation and employment.
Yourimbah will be compiling annual reports for SSAF funding for students and the community to see how the funding has been used.