Guild Funding / SSAF
How exactly is the Guild funded?
The Guild has three main sources of income:
- A portion of the income from the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) allocated to us by the University. The UWA Student Guild receives 50% of SSAF.
- Profits from our Catering division (i.e. Guild-run cafes on campus, the Tavern and our event catering service University Function Caterers)
- Revenue from the property we lease out in Guild VillageAdditionally, we generate smaller amounts of income to cover specific projects, such as:
- Selling advertising space to cover the cost of producing our publications
- Inviting external stallholders to O-Day to cover the cost of running it
- Applying for grants to support new initiatives (e.g. Pelican magazine’s new website was support by an Alumni Fund grant)
What’s the SSAF?
The SSAF, or Student Services and Amenities Fee, is a compulsory charge levied by the University. Income generated by the fee is spent on developing and providing a range of recreational, sporting and educational facilities together with social, education and representation activities and services for the direct benefit of all students at UWA. SSAF income is not used, and cannot be used, to support political parties and associated activities.
You can find out more about the SSAF, including costs and payment arrangements, on the UWA website.
(Tip: If you’re eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP then you can defer paying your SSAF the same way, with SA-HELP!)