Residential Fees

Residential fees cover full board including all meals, heating, electricity, wifi, onsite tutorials and other academic programs, sport and cultural activities, and some social events.

The following table shows the residential fee structure for 2020. The schedule applies to students residing at Trinity College for the full academic year. Undergraduates are in residence for 36 weeks (two 18-week semesters, including exam periods and term breaks). 

A separate schedule of fees applies to those students on a study abroad or exchange program, or those who are seeking residence for one semester only.

Wherever possible, it is expected that students will remain in residence for the full year. If you are going on overseas exchange or are completing your university studies mid-year, please contact us for fee details at 

If you need financial assistance, have a look at the many scholarships we offer.

There are three payment options available for full-year students:

  • Option A: a single payment of the full year’s fee of $31,955
  • Option B: pay in two instalments totalling $32,440
  • Option C: pay in six instalments totalling $33,090

The payment alternatives and due dates for each instalment are shown below.

Payment Option


Due Date

A: Full year in advance


2 February


B: First of two instalments


2 February

B: Second of two instalments


20 June




C: First of six instalments


2 February

C: Second of six instalments


20 March

C: Third of six instalments


20 April

C: Fourth of six instalments


20 June

C: Fifth of six instalments


20 July

C: Sixth of six instalments


20 August

Please note the following rates apply to credit card payments: domestic credit cards 0.4%, international credit cards 2.8%, AMEX 1.65%.

Trinity College provides a range of payment options to assist budgeting for residence and to encourage the timely payment of fees. Families in demonstrated financial need with concerns about fee payment are encouraged to discuss their situation in confidence with the Dean of the Residential College at the earliest opportunity.

Contact the Dean of the Residential College at or +61 3 9348 7100

Find out more about financial assistance and scholarships


All students moving into residence at Trinity for the first time are required to pay a bond of $750 in addition to College fees. The bond will be refunded when the student leaves Trinity College permanently, subject to:

  • the student's room being left in good condition

  • the return of all Trinity College property, including access cards and library books

  • there being no outstanding balance on their account.

Are the fees worth it?

As students tell us time and time again – absolutely. Here's what one of our second-year students had to say:

'I have friends from my old school doing the same uni course as me who don’t live on campus and they aren’t getting the chance to enjoy uni life in the same way I am.'


Your university years are precious and are something you can't get back. So make the most of the rare opportunity to live within a community of like-minded students, get involved in as many activities as you can, ace your studies, and have a tonne of fun.