Tuition & Payments

We offer students a diverse range of payment options to support their educational journey.

Options at a glance

Choose Your Payment Option

Financing shouldn't stand in the way of pursuing your dream career. No matter where you are in your creative learning journey, our financing options have been designed with you in mind. Below is a breakdown of our options:

Flexible Payment Plans

CLIMB Financing (USA)

    How it works: CLIMB Credit partners with education providers that achieve high job outcomes to offer flexible payment loans, including interest-free financing. 

    Best if you want to: Tailor a payment plan to suit your financial situation.

    Availability: Select U.S. markets only; eligible for all industry certificate courses and workshops.


No up-front fees

FEE-HELP (Australia)

    How it works: FEE-HELP provides a loan to eligible fee-paying students to pay for all or part of their tuition fees for units of study undertaken with an approved provider under HESA.

    Best if you want to: Start your studies without paying course fees up-front.

    Availability: Australian citizens only. Available for the degrees and diplomas.


Pay in Installments

Payment Plans

    How it works: Opting for a monthly payment plan provides flexibility and convenience, allowing you to spread out the cost of  your course over the duration of your studies.

    Best if you want to: Pay as you go in predetermined installments to manage your budget.

    Availability: Eligible for industry certificate (non-accredited) courses and workshops.



Payment Options for Career Track Courses

We strive to make our industry certificate courses accessible to a broader range of aspiring artists and creators by offering a variety of financial aid options designed to fit different needs and budgets. These options include:

  • Flexible Loans through CLIMB Financing: Take advantage of tailored loan options that allow you to finance your education with terms that fit your financial situation, making it easier to manage your investment over time.
  • Installment Plans: Our convenient payment plans allow you to spread the cost of your education over time, paying in manageable installments. Monthly payment plans attract a 10% admission management fee.

9-Month Career Track Tuition


Group Class Tuition (USD)

Private 1:1 Tuition (USD)


(9 x payments)
(9 x payments)
Foundations $1,111  $9,999  $1,555  $13,999 
Specialization $1,111  $9,999  $1,555  $13,999 
Payment Plan Administrative Fee* $111 $0 $156 $0


12-Month Career Track Tuition


Group Class Tuition (USD)

Private 1:1 Tuition (USD)


(12 x payments)
(12 x payments)
Foundations $1,111 $13,333 $1,555 $18,667
Specialization $1,111 $13,333 $1,555 $18,667
Payment Plan Administrative Fee* $111 $0 $156 $0

*Monthly payment plans attract an additional 10% payment plan administrative fee that is paid off over the duration of the course. 

For all industry certificate courses, which include our Career Tracks, you can choose between the following payment options:

  1. Full tuition payment: pay upfront and save on your course fees
  2. CLIMB Financing: flexible financing available for eligible US applicants
  3. Payment plans: pay as you go in predetermined installments

If you have any questions, please reach out to our admission team at for more information.

We have partnered with CLIMB Lending to offer students a streamlined and flexible financing solution.

CLIMB Lending specializes in educational financing and is an option for students based in the United States or who have a co-borrower in the United States.

Here are some key features of CLIMB Lending:

  • Affordable Rates: CLIMB Lending offers competitive interest rates, allowing you to focus on your studies without worrying about high repayment costs.
  • No Hidden Fees: You can rest assured knowing that there are no hidden fees or prepayment penalties. CLIMB Lending values transparency as much as we do.
  • Flexible Repayment Options: With CLIMB Lending, you can choose a repayment plan that fits your individual circumstances, making it easier to manage your financial commitments.
  • Easy Application Process: Applying for financing through CLIMB Lending is simple and straightforward, allowing you to concentrate on what matters most – your education.

To explore the CLIMB financing option further and to get more information about how it works, please contact our admissions team or fill out this form. 

More information on payment plans and other options for funding your education:

Tuition reimbursement
Are you working in a related field? Some employers have money set aside for professional development. Ask your supervisor or HR department if they would consider covering part or all of your tuition. 

Potential tax write-offs
If you’re already working in the industry, you may qualify for an education deduction if your study is work-related. This could include refresher courses, courses on current developments, and academic or vocational courses. 

Tax laws differ greatly depending on the country or region you’re from, so talk to a tax professional to see if you’re eligible.

Important note: This section is for informational purposes only. You should ALWAYS consult a certified tax professional in your country or region before making tax-related decisions. 

Private student loans
Talk to your bank or private loan provider about financing options.

Government assistance or grants
Many countries and regions offer government assistance or educational grants for continuing education and professional development. Try searching online to see if you qualify for any educational grants in your city.

For example, if you are in Canada, see if you qualify for the Registered Education Savings Plan and The CST Advantage.

If you have any further questions about financial aid, please email

We accept payment through PayPal, direct bank transfer, or Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Google Pay, and Apple Pay are all accepted).

Please note that there will be a 4% surcharge for using PayPal and credit cards.


How FEE-HELP Works

All CGSI-accredited courses offer government-assisted FEE-HELP to eligible students. Here’s a summary of how it works:

  • Applying for FEE-HELP: You apply for FEE-HELP directly through CGSI (eligible students only) once you've been accepted into one of our accredited courses and are enrolled in eligible units of study.
  • Compulsory Repayments: Any amount borrowed (covering all or part of your tuition fees) does not have to be repaid until you have graduated and are earning above the government-set threshold. Repayment is handled through the tax system based on your income, as determined by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).
  • Voluntary Repayments: You can make voluntary repayments anytime without penalties to reduce your debt faster.
  • Indexation: FEE-HELP debts are subject to annual indexation to account for inflation and changes in the cost of living.
Our 2024 fee schedule is available here.


Eligibility Criteria for FEE-HELP:

  1. Australian Citizenship or Permanent Humanitarian Visa: To be eligible for FEE-HELP, students must be either an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa.
  2. Enrollment in an Eligible Course: Students must be enrolled in an accredited higher education course at a university, or other approved higher education provider that offers FEE-HELP.
  3. Meet the Citizenship Requirements: If a student is not an Australian citizen but holds a permanent humanitarian visa, they need to meet the requisite residency requirements set by the Australian Government.
  4. A Unique Student Identifier (USI): Students must have a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) to apply for FEE-HELP.
  5. Eligible Unit of Study: FEE-HELP is available for individual units of study that are part of an accredited higher education course. Students must be enrolled in at least one unit that is eligible for FEE-HELP to access the loan for that semester or study period.

Eligible students can apply for FEE-HELP for any of our accredited degrees and diplomas offered through CG Spectrum Institute. See full list below:


  • Bachelor of Animation & VFX
  • Bachelor of Digital Art
  • Bachelor of Game Development


  • Diploma of Animation & VFX
  • Diploma of Digital Art
  • Diploma of Game Development

To apply for a FEE-HELP loan, you will need to submit an eCAF (electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form) before the census date for your course or unit (link to pages with census dates). Your eCAF invitation will be emailed to you prior to the commencement of your course or unit. If you do not submit this form before the census date you will not be eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.

Applicants will need a tax file number (TFN) and a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don’t have a TFN, you can apply for one from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) (add link). To create a new USI or find your existing USI, you can visit the USI website. 

Intending undergraduate students should note that taking out a loan through the scheme also incurs a 20% loan fee for each unit covered. Postgraduate students don’t incur the loan fee.

For more information about FEE-HELP and eligibility criteria, please check the FEE-HELP Information Booklet or visit the Australian Government Study Assist website.

To apply for a Commonwealth-supported place (CSP) and/or Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) loan, you must submit an electronic Commonwealth Assistance form (eCAF), called a Request for Commonwealth Assistance form by the census date.

When you enrol in your course, your provider will ask how you want to pay for your tuition fees. This is where you notify them you want to use a HELP loan. Your provider will issue you with an invitation to submit your eCAF. eCAFs are only available from your university or higher education provider.

Your provider may set an administrative date that is before the census date. This is your provider’s deadline for you to complete certain requirements, such as submitting forms or finalizing payments. However, your provider must allow you to submit your form right up until census date.


Choose the Right Course for Your Creative Journey

No matter what role you want to pursue in film, games, or 3D visualization, we understand that budgets, schedules, and career objectives differ for everyone. That's why we offer a range of course options. Explore the table below to see which one best fits your needs.

Course Comparison




Career Track

  Class Options Group class Group class Group class Private 1:1
  Duration 6 months 24 months 18 months 18 months
  Units 6 18 6 6
  Financial Aid  Australia Australia Not available Not available
  Financing  Not available Not available USA USA
  Tuition $16,664 USD $49,992 USD $24,000 USD avg*
$33,000 USD avg*
*Avg. varies depending on your class option selection

Need Help Deciding?

We understand that investing in your education is an investment in your future, which is why we're here to help you choose the right financial aid.