As an independent college, Jschool is not linked to government loan programs. One advantage of this is that students avoid the 20-25 percent overhead charge imposed by the government under the VET student loan schemes.
Comparative tuition fees
Students are often shielded from the cost of their education while studying, but government loans eventually have to be paid. (HECS-HELP loans are paid through the tax system when a threshold income level is reached.)
Wherever they study, students will pay many thousands of dollars for their courses, either up-front or via loans.
Jschool’s tuition fees are modest compared with those of many other journalism programs.
As a guide to tertiary education costs in journalism, here are some comparative tuition fees for courses:
|Public university degrees in humanities/communication (from 2021)||$43,500|
|Private college (Macleay - diploma)||$34,800|
|Private college (Macleay - degree)||$69,600|
|Private university 3-year degree (Bond University)||$101,928|
|Jschool Diploma of Journalism||$15,920|