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Compulsory Student Services Fee

What is a compulsory student services fee (CSSF)?

A compulsory student services fee (CSSF) is an additional student fee that Crown is permitted to charge new enrolments.  This CSSF is funnelled directly into a separate accounting code and ringfenced to fund the costs of enhancing services and implementing exciting new initiatives.


How much is the CSSF?

The compulsory student services fee is $400 per 40-week programme or $200 per 14 - 20-week programme.  The fee applies to both domestic and international students.  The compulsory fee is invoiced along with tuition fees.  As a compulsory fee it can be included in your student loan, and is covered by Fees Free if you are eligible and have enough entitlement remaining.

Will students have a say in how the CSSF is spent?

Yes, students' consultative advice is sought via the student ambassador programme (SAP). If you are a current Crown student and you have one or two great ideas that could benefit you and fellow students’ academic experience you can either enlist in the student ambassador programme (SAP) or put your ideas to an SAP member.

What can the CSSF be spent on?

The Minister of Education has predetermined what the CSSF can be spent on. The categories and types of student services are specific. The following service categories can be supported by the CSSF: 

  1. Sports, recreation and cultural activities 
  2. Careers information, advice and guidance 
  3. Counselling services 
  4. Employment information 
  5. Financial support and advice 
  6. Legal advice and support 
  7. Health services 
  8. Media 
  9. Clubs and societies 

Sports, recreation and cultural activities

Proposed actions

-Celebrate (with food, song and dance) Crown's major cultures during their national week, e.g, Samoan, Tongan, Fijian, Maori, etc

-Annually host an ORIGINZ festival that celebrates all NZers' original cultures

-Annually host an inter-PTE Sports Day featuring Touch and Tag

Financial support and advice

Proposed actions

- Youth budgeting workshops each term

Careers information, advice and guidance

Proposed actions

- Career goals workshops each term

- CV compilation and cover letter writing workshops each term

- Job interview workshops each term

Employment information

Proposed actions

- Employee's rights & responsibilities workshops each term

Counselling services

Proposed actions

- Pastoral care support for mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing

- Mentoring services

- Professional counselling services

Legal advice and advocacy

Proposed actions

- Disability concerns advocacy

- Employment grievance advice

- Tenancy concerns advice

Service category

Proposed actions

Sports, recreation and cultural activities

-Celebrate (with food, song and dance) Crown's major cultures during their national week, e.g, Samoan, Tongan, Fijian, Maori, etc
-Annually host an ORIGINZ festival that celebrates all NZers' original cultures
-Annually host an inter-PTE Sports Day featuring Touch and Tag

Financial support and advice

- Youth budgeting workshops each term

Careers information, advice and guidance

- Career goals workshops each term
- CV compilation and cover letter writing workshops each term
- Job interview workshops each term

Employment information

- Employee's rights & responsibilities workshops each term

Counselling services

- Pastoral care support for mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing
- Mentoring services
- Professional counselling services

Legal advice and advocacy

- Disability concerns advocacy
- Employment grievance advice
- Tenancy concerns advice

Got a question about the CSSF?

Students with queries or concerns can talk to Pearl Wilson at Student Services on Level 3 or email pearl@crown.ac.nz or text 022 432 6948