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The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is a fee charged to university students for non-academic services and amenities. This includes employment and career services, student clubs, sport and recreational activities, counselling and subsidised food services.

The SSAF is paid by all students at UniSA, please go to the SSAF page on the UniSA website for further details. This includes international students who contribute to SSAF as a component of their tuition fees. Much of USASA's income comes from our slice of the SSAF pie, which we use to create a culture of support, advice and fun both on and off-campus.

What does the University spend the SSAF money on?

The University expects to collect $5 million in SSAF fees in 2020. To find out how the university is spending this money, click here.

Of the total SSAF collected by the University, USASA was awarded a grant of $1.67 million for 2020 to provide additional activities and services. 


How will USASA be spending the 2020 SSAF grant money?

USASA is committed to spending every dollar received from the SSAF Grant on services and activities that enhance the student experience. As we are run independently to the university, we maintain permanent and casual staff (including current students) and our own elected student board – Your elected Student Representatives decide where to spend your money.

This money is used for:

In addition to our SSAF funding, we also generate income from areas including advertising, ticketed activities, sponsorship and interest on investments.


2018 Allocation

UniSA Student Engagement Activity (Uni-wide)


UniSA Careers Strategy


Student Experience Projects


UniSA Student Engagement Activity-Division resourcing internships


UniSA Sport


UniSA Student Engagement Activity-Divisions


UniSA Student Insurance


UniSA Student Flu Vaccinations


UniSA Whyalla Activity Fund


UniSA Mt Gambier Activity Fund


UniSA total


USASA  Events


USASA Student Support & Advocacy


USASA Campus Counter Services


USASA  Clubs


USASA Student Representation


USASA Diaries, Wall planners, & other giveaways


USASA Verse Magazine


USASA Club & Leadership Grants




SSAF Total


What can’t the SSAF money be spent on?

While the USASA board is an elected representative group, by law SSAF revenue cannot be used to support political parties, or to support the election of a person to a Commonwealth, State or Territory Parliament or local Government body. We are happy to support activism and political based clubs at the University, but cannot and will not make payments from the SSAF to political parties.

How can I have my say on how the revenue is spent?

One of the best ways to share your thoughts is to contact your campus representative and/or Student President here. The University and USASA discuss SSAF spending yearly, with student feedback and opinions used to formulate recommendations. We also encourage you to contact the University directly to provide your feedback.

USASA SSAF Memorandum

Each year USASA provides formal recommendations to the University to be considered for the future use of SSAF. Previous years recommendations are accessible below.

2014 (PDF Download 327KB)

2015 (PDF Download 296KB)