How do I know if I am eligible for First Year Exemption?
You are an Eligible Resident for First Year Exemption if you are a domestic first year student and have applied to the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) for an offer to study at Western Sydney University in the 2016 year (University Offer).
How does First Year Exemption work?
As an Eligible Resident, you can apply and (if accepted by Village Management) enter into a Residential Agreement at University of Western Sydney Village before receiving and accepting an offer to study at Western Sydney University (University Offer) with the knowledge that you can terminate your Residential Agreement with limited liability.
To qualify, you must be an Eligible Resident and enter into a Residential Agreement at Western Sydney University Village for the 2016 year commencing 1 January 2016 and:
- Be notified by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) that you have not received a University Offer; or
- Receive a University Offer from UAC but elect not to accept the University Offer.
The First Year Exemption will not apply where you have accepted a University Offer but you elect to defer or withdraw from your studies.
You must notify Village Management in writing (Resident Notification) within 5 days from the UAC Main Round offers release date (generally around late January )
What do I do if I have moved in and choose not to study at Western Sydney University or do not receive an offer from Western Sydney University?
If you are residing in the Village, you must vacate your residence within 48 hours of providing the Resident Notification to Village Management.
If you comply with all of the above terms, your liability under the Residential Agreement will be limited to the Residential Fees and other charges payable under the Residential Agreement from 1 January 2016 to the date Village Management receives the Resident Notification from you.
If you do not comply with the abovementioned terms, the First Year Exemption will not apply and you will be liable for all Residential Fees and other charges payable under the Residential Agreement.
How do I apply for First Year Exemption?
If you meet the above criteria you will automatically be eligible for First Year Exemption.
To be released from your contract you must notify Village Management in writing (Resident Notification) within 5 days from the UAC Main Round offers the release date.