Residential Fees

Residential College fees 2021

Students staying at Trinity will receive the following as part of their residential fees:

  • 3 meals per day
  • heating, electricity & water charges
  • on-site academic support services 
  • many sports and cultural activities
  • some social events
  • high-speed Wi-Fi.

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

  • Option A: a single payment 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 A

Payment Option A

Payment

Due Date

Full year in advance

$31,955

31 January

Payment Option B

Payment Option B

Payment

Due Date

First of two instalments

$16,220

31 January

Second of two instalments

$16,220

20 June

Payment Option C

Payment Option C

Payment

Due Date

First of six instalments

$5,515

31 January

Second of six instalments

$5,515

20 March

Third of six instalments

$5,515

20 April

Fourth of six instalments

$5,515

20 June

Fifth of six instalments

$5,515

20 July

Sixth of six instalments

$5,515

20 August

Compulsory Fees

In addition to the residential fees are the compulsory fees, covering things like your enrolment fee, room bond and membership to the TCAC (the student committee that plans and runs all internal College events).

Compulsory Fees

Payment

College enrolment fee (non-refundable)**

$750

TCAC joining fee **

$205

TCAC annual membership

$310

Bond (see below) **

$750

Annual gym membership (non-refundable)

$140

Lifetime Alumni Association membership fee **

$405

Total $2560
** payable in year one only


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). Students are required to vacate their rooms during the mid-semester break. Semester-break stays are occasionally available at the discretion of the Dean of College and subject to an additional charge. Please note the following rates apply to credit card payments: domestic credit cards 0.4%, international credit cards 2.8%, AMEX 1.65%.

Financial assistance

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.

Find out more about financial assistance and scholarships

Study abroad / exchange

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

Bond

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.

Any questions?

Our helpful admissions team is on hand to answer any specific questions you might have about fees, scholarships, single semester stays or ABSTUDY. Write to us: admissions@trinity.unimelb.edu.au