Fees

Tuition fees for domestic and overseas students are set by the Australian College of Theology.


+ Government assistance

FEE-HELP

Australian citizens studying eligible ACT accredited courses may pay their fees through FEE-HELP, a federal government loans scheme.

A 'Request for FEE-HELP Assistance' form is available from the Registrar.

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Eligible students studying approved courses (as defined by Centrelink) can access government payments including:

  • Youth Allowance (21 - 24 years old)
  • AUSTUDY (25 years old and over)
  • ABSTUDY (Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent)

Applications should be made directly through the Department of Human Services.

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TRAVEL CONCESSIONS

Full-time students are eligible to receive discounted access to public transport in Victoria.

The application form can be found on the PTV website, or at most metropolitan train stations.

An authorised signature is required, which can be obtained from the Registrar.


+ Scholarships & Bursaries

Further information and application forms for all scholarships and bursaries are available from the Registrar.

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Scholarships

The following people are eligible for scholarships to assist towards the costs of studying at the PTC:

  • Students who are candidates for the ministry in the Presbyterian Church of Australia, together with applicants through the Reception of Ministers Committee (once accepted by a Presbytery).
  • The wife of any candidate for the ministry in the Presbyterian Church of Australia, while her husband is studying. Limited to two units per semester.
  • PCA Ministers in good standing with their Presbytery.
  • Missionaries (accredited with a recognised denomination or mission organisation).

Home Missioners are encouraged to seek support for their studies from the Ministry Development Committee.

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BURSARY FUND

A limited number of bursaries are available to candidates for ministry in the Presbyterian Church, who are not also receiving AUSTUDY.

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DIACONAL FUND

Women who fulfill the following criteria may be eligible for funding to support their study at the PTC:

  • Applicant is a member of a Presbyterian church
  • Applicant has the support of the Session at her local church
  • Applicant's intended studies are to prepare her for future diaconal ministry, or further equip her for current work as a deaconess

+ Fees policy

  • Fees are payable no later than four weeks from the start of the semester, unless prior arrangements have been made with the Principal.
  • Faculty reserves the right to instruct the ACT to withhold exam results if fees have not been paid in full, or if special payment arrangements have not been honoured.

The student debt policy is available from the Registrar upon request.