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Learn about our student services fee, which helps us to provide you with a range of services.

Learn about our student services fee, which helps us to provide you with a range of services.

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Students treated as Lincoln 'off campus' for the Student Services Fee are defined as students enrolled in the following programmes and not currently enrolled in any on campus courses:

• Regional Education
• Master's and PhD students who have been granted permission to register on an external basis by the Academic

Administration Committee in accordance with the house rules for external Master's and PhD students.


Lincoln University charges students a Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF) using a framework determined by CSSF Ministerial Direction. This framework helps the University and the LU Students’ Association (LUSA) work together to set the fee and ensure access to appropriate student services. The ministerial directive determines the categories that can be covered by the fee. The Student Services Fee is not a membership fee of the Lincoln University Students’ Association (LUSA), but LUSA do provide some of the services on behalf of the University.

Decision-making and Consultation

The Campus Service Council (CSC) is responsible for administering the decision-making process on the CSSF and the Student Services Fee and the services that are offered. It is made up of members of the LUSA and Te Awhioraki Executives that represent the students, and Lincoln University staff. The CSC is charged with monitoring and evaluating the services provided through the CSSF. The Terms of Reference for the Council can be found here.

Students are given the opportunity to provide feedback each year on how the fee is distributed across different services. Feedback is collected via written and verbal submission usually through hui and surveys. This student feedback informs the decision-making process and is always welcomed by the service-providers, LUSA and Lincoln University.

In March 2021, students are given the opportunity to provide feedback via a confidential survey. The findings of this survey are used to help the CSC determine the level of the fee and the scope of the services that should be provided in 2022.

The CSC are open to any suggestions of services that should be delivered and feedback on the current services that are provided. Involvement and feedback can be through any of the representatives on the Campus Service Council by contacting the LUSA President (, 03 423 0580) or the Chief Academic Officer (, 03 423 0177).