How much will my degree cost?

(updated 24/11/2016)


Malyon Fees
(Domestic Students)

Audit $350 per unit
Malyon Award $550 per unit
Diploma of Ministry or Theology $1980 per 4 point unit  
Bachelor of Theology or Ministry Track $1980 per 4 point unit  
Master of Divinity or Ministry Track $1980 per 4 point unit  
MDiv Project $3960 per 8 point unit
Research Methods $1700 per 4 point unit
Master Of Arts (Theology or Ministry) Track   $1600 per 4 point unit
Master Of Arts (Theology or Ministry) Track $2400 per 6 point unit
MA Project $2600 per 8 point unit
MA Project $3900 per 12 point unit
MTheol $2600 per 8 point unit
Doctor of Ministry $2600 per 8 point unit 

Tuition Fees for International Students differ from above. Please click here to view International Student Fees and information.

Please contact Malyon College for current Doctor of Ministry fees. The DMin is 96 credit points. Students studying for a Malyon DMin are eligible to apply for FEE-Help (HECS). In 2016/17 the FEE-help minimum repayment threshold was $54,869 taxable income.

Example: The B.Min and the BTh above are 24 Units each. Each 4 point unit costs $1980, so the total cost of the BMin or BTh is $47,520 calculated on this year’s fees. (The total cost per year depends on how many Units you study @ $1980 each.)

Students studying ACT (Australian College of Theology) subjects are now considered to be students of the ACT (a requirement of the new Higher Education Support Act 2003), although Malyon will still do much of the administrative work (including collecting fees) on behalf of the ACT. ACT publishes its own fee schedule and Malyon has adopted the ACT Recommended Fees for undergraduate and graduate courses (BMin, BTh, MDiv etc), but will maintain a discount for all postgraduate (MA/MTh) courses.

In addition to College fees, students will also need to make allowance for stationery, photocopying and text book costs, transport and living expenses while studying. Course materials are available for download from the College eLearning MoodleTM site. Paper copies of course materials are not provided. Students are required to have access to a computer which is no more than three years old.

There are no charges for Malyon students, TTC students, Recognised Queensland Baptist Pastors to borrow from Malyon’s Library. Other external borrows may borrow from the library upon completion of the appropriate application form and payment of $50.00 per semester.

For students wishing to withdraw from units after lectures have commenced, the withdrawal policy has been set by the ACT and is available here.

College census dates are 31st March (Semester 1) and 31st August (Semester 2).

Further detailed information about fees can be found in our Financial Matters 2017 publication.

Financial Assistance

The Australian Government FEE-HELP system provides student loans to cover the costs of study at approved private educational institutions, similar to the system which operates at public universities and colleges. FEE-HELP is not available to Audit students or students studying for the Malyon Pastoral Award.

Fees up to the current limit ($100,879) are available to be paid through FEE-HELP and repaid through the taxation system once the student’s income is above a certain level (about $54, 869 per annum for 2016/17). All the ACT degrees and postgraduate courses attract FEE-HELP. Unfortunately access to FEE-HELP is only available to Australian Citizens and students on Permanent Humanitarian Visas. Those with a New Zealand Special Category Visa (SCV) may also be eligible to access FEE-HELP loans. Students on normal Permanent Resident visas do not qualify.

The Government expects colleges utilizing FEE-HELP to base their course costs on actual delivery costs and ACT have accepted this principle which has meant a much higher cost per subject than was charged by most colleges prior to the introduction of FEE-HELP. For more information about FEE-HELP, including frequently asked questions, go to http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/helppayingmyfees/fee-help

Students who are unable to utilize FEE-HELP and who can show severe financial difficulties, may be able to access some financial assistance through programs offered by Malyon. All enquiries relating to financial assistance should be directed to the Malyon College Manager.

Payment of Fees

All tuition, library, accommodation and administration fees can be paid at reception during business hours.

An ‘early payment discount’ of $200 per unit is offered to those students who pay their first semester fees in full by 30 November of the preceding year, and by 30 April for the following semester.

All students are required to pay their full semester fees during the first two weeks of each semester. A signed FEE-HELP application form is acceptable as fee payment, for those who qualify for FEE-HELP. Any student who cannot meet this requirement must meet with the College Manager to discuss the situation and reach an agreed alternative schedule of payment.

Release of students’ semester academic results is dependent on full settlement of their student account, including all fees, accommodation, library and other charges. Students will not be permitted to enrol in a subsequent semester if they have monies outstanding.