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CSSL 2024 Information

What is CSSL?

CSSL, also referred to as the Compulsory Student Services Levy, is a fee to help fund key services to assist student success and overall wellbeing while studying at Yoobee Colleges.

Cut Above is one of the trading names for the registered PTE Yoobee Colleges. Your enrolment is with Yoobee Colleges Ltd and your qualification is issued by Yoobee Colleges.

2023 was the first time a CSSL was adopted to New Zealand School of Tourism, Cut Above Academy and Elite School of Beauty and Spa students.

All colleges registered under the Yoobee Colleges EDUMIS number (9324) will apply the same CSSL and provide the prescribed offering.

How much is it?

In 2024, the compulsory student services levy is as follows: 

On-campus and Blended delivery: 

  • $350 (GST inclusive) per student for 80 to 120 credit programmes 
  • $175 (GST inclusive) for programmes up to 60 credits 

On-line delivery: 

  • $175 (GST inclusive) per student for 80 to 120 credit programmes 
  • $87.50 (GST inclusive) for programmes up to 60 credits 

The fee is the same as the 2023 CSSL.

Domestic students have this fee covered under fees-free, or can borrow the amount as part of their student loan.

Setting the 2024 CSSL – Student Consultation

The CSSL is set in consultation with students.

The Compulsory Student Services Fee funds key services to assist student success and enhance the campus experience offered at Yoobee Colleges.

Student Representatives will be asked to feed back on the services currently provided and to determine the CSSL level for 2024 prior to the end of 2023.

Why is this important to me?

As part of the Ministry of Education’s direction, institutions are required to report on how fees are charged and spent. Institutions must involve students, or their representatives, when deciding on the following:

  • Maximum amount students pay
  • Types of services delivered
  • Procurement of these services
  • Method for authorising expenditure on these services.


Counselling and Wellbeing Services    

Providing non-academic counselling, wellbeing and pastoral care services. 

Financial Support and Advice    

Providing hardship assistance and advice to students on financial issues. 

Sports, Recreation and Cultural Services    

Providing sports, recreation and cultural activities for students. 

Learner Support Services   

Providing a dedicated Learner Success to assist students with any specific learning needs they may have, to ensure they are successful in their studies. 

Careers Information and Guidance   

Supporting students’ transition into post-study employment.

Area  Annual Revenue ($000)  Annual Cost ($000)
Counselling and Wellbeing Services  252  252
Financial Support and Advice  10  10
Sports, Recreation and Cultural Services  67  67
Learner Support  551  551
Careers Information and Guidance  100  100
Totals  980  980
 Surplus/deficit  Nil