Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF)

A CSSF is a fee that we charge domestic students to deliver services that help students succeed. This fee is included in your tuition fees.

How much it costs

Whitireia & WelTec’s CSSF fee is $320 per full-time student and helps pay for the following student services:

Advocacy and legal advice

  • Advocating on behalf of individual students and groups of students, and providing independent support to resolve problems. This includes advocacy and legal advice relating to accommodation.

Careers information, advice and guidance

  • Supporting students to find employment in their career of choice

Counselling services

  • Providing non-academic counselling, advice, and pastoral care

Employment information

  • Providing information about employment opportunities for students while they’re studying

Financial support and advice

  • Providing hardship assistance and financial advice 

Health services 

  • Providing health care and related welfare services


  • Supporting sharing of information to students, including newspapers, radio, television and digital media

Childcare services 

  • Providing affordable childcare services for parents

Clubs and societies

  • Supporting social, academic and cultural clubs and societies

Sports, recreation and cultural activities

  • Providing sports, recreation, and cultural activities

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