Malyon College is an affiliated college of the Australian College of Theology (ACT). The tuition fees are set by ACT on an annual basis. More information about tuition fees is available at https://www.actheology.edu.au/tuition-fees 

How much will my degree cost?

2018 FEES – F.A.Q’s

What are the unit fees?

Below is a table that summarises the standard Domestic Student fees for most of the units.

200 Level $1,680
300-600 Level $2,020
700 Level (4cps) $1,640
700 Level (6cps) $2,460
Research Methods (4cps) $1,920
Research Methods (6cps) $2,880
Malyon Pastoral Award $600

Note: The above Research Methods units are the 700 level units, and not the 600 level RM091 unit.

Note: The above unit fees are for “domestic” students.  There is another rate for “international” students (students who have a temporary entry visa).

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

How do I pay these fees?

  • UPFRONT payments – from your own funds; or
  • FEE-HELP payments – borrowing from the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme

Are there any discounts?

There is an early bird discount of $200 for UPFRONT payers, when a unit fee is paid in full by:

  • 30 November 2017 for Semester 1
  • 30 April 2018 for Semester 2

What’s the fee for auditing a unit?

$400 per unit, usually, but for graduates $200 (if a graduation level unit)

Any other charges?

  • Withdrawals: From 1st January 2018, there is no fee for withdrawing from units Before a Census Date (31 March or 31 August).


However, If you withdraw from a unit after a Census Date, then you will not be able to get a refund of up front fees or recredit of FEE-HELP unless you can demonstrate special circumstances. Withdrawals after the Withdrawal date will also incur academic penalty.

Semester 1 Census Date: 31 March
Semester 2 Census Date: 31 August

Semester 1 Withdrawal Date: 15 April
Semester 2 Withdrawal Date: 16 Sept.


Please contact Malyon College for current Doctor of Ministry fees.

Example: The B.Min and the BTh above are 24 Units each. Each 4 point unit costs $2020, so the total cost of the BMin or BTh is $48,480 calculated on this year’s fees. (The total cost per year depends on how many Units you study @ $2020 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 variation of enrolment 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 2018 Fees – F.A.Q’s 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 Program.

In 2016/17 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 $55,874 per annum for 2017/18). All the ACT degrees and postgraduate courses attract FEE-HELP. To check whether you qualify, please go to http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/studyassist/helppayingmyfees/fee-help 

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.