Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS?

Jane has a five-part application process.

  1. Register - for Entry ID and Password online.
  2. Apply - complete application online.
  3. Pay the $50 Application Fee.
  4. Offer - the College makes you an offer via email for accommodation at Jane
  5. Accept - To accept and confirm your place at college you must pay the Acceptance Fee.

If you are having problems with the application process please contact us.

WHEN CAN I APPLY?

Applications for 2022 are open now. If you are re-applying for 2022 and have forgotten your Password please contact us.

WHAT ARE THE ROOMS LIKE?

Student rooms vary in size from compact to very large. Some rooms have en-suites for an additional charge, however, most residents share bathroom facilities. You are welcome to tour the College and view a room at any time. Please contact us to arrange.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN MY FEES?

Fees cover 24-hour support from residential and non-residential staff, tutorials and the Jane Connected program, as well as our famous formal dinners. Also included are the provision of a study bedroom, single bed, mattress protector, furniture, full board with 21 meals per week, electricity, water, gas, heating, unlimited WiFi, a shuttle bus service to and from Hobart campuses and 24 hour access to laundry washing machines and dryers.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED IN MY FEES?

Fees do not cover cleaning of your room, university fees, parking, books, stationery, printing, photocopying, linen and bedding, soap powder and academic gown. Rooms with an en-suite and some very large rooms attract an additional charge.

HOW MUCH ARE THE FEES AT JANE?

  • Download a fee schedule for 2022 here.

WHEN DO I PAY MY FEES?

All fees are paid in advance unless direct debit arrangements have been made with the College.

WHAT ABOUT INTERNET?

The College has WiFi in all internal spaces. The College provides unlimited WiFi to all residents and is included in the cost of fees. The College also has two University of Tasmania hotspots, and four computer terminals which are free to use.

THERE ARE SO MANY OPTIONS OUT THERE. HOW DO I CHOOSE?

Our advice when considering all accommodation options is:

1. Do your research. If possible, visit all the places you are considering and ask lots of questions and get a feel for the place.

2. Here are some of the questions we recommend you ask:

  • What’s included in the package? What’s not?
  • What social activities do you run and who runs them?
  • What student leadership opportunities do you offer?
  • What can you tell me about the community here and how do you bring community together?
  • What pastoral care do you offer on site?
  • Who do I contact if something goes wrong, especially after business hours?
  • Who are the staff? Who is responsible for student welfare, for accounts, for helping with academics?
  • What academic support do you offer?
  • What's your stance on managing the culture, especially your responses to bullying, hazing, sexual misconduct?

3. Trust your gut and don't be fooled by marketing speak.

4. Look beyond the newness, freshness and modern design and delve underneath the gloss to find out what life is really like.

5. Do the maths: some options look cheaper, but when you add it all up are they value for money?

JANE SEEMS EXPENSIVE

Jane is great value for money when you consider everything that is included when you become a member of our community: onsite staff who get to know you and your needs, tutorials, Jane Connected, access to networking and alumni contacts, three meals a day with plenty of choice offered (special dietary needs catered for), the Jane bus, formal dinners, social activities, free mid-sem excursions to sights of interest, all electricity costs, unlimited WiFi – and so much, much more.

WHAT’S ON THE JANE MENU?

The food at Jane is first rate - so our students tell us. With a good variety of western and Asian style dishes at evening meals plus regular omelette and pancake breakfasts the meals at Jane offer something for everyone. We provide a variety of special meals including gluten-free and vegetarian. Halal options are also available. See a typical menu here.

IS THERE AN OPTION FOR SINGLE GENDER ACCOMMODATION?

Yes. However requests should be made to the Registrar upon application. Limited en-suite rooms are also available at additional cost.

ARE SHARE ROOMS AVAILABLE?

The vast majority of our rooms are single occupancy rooms. Couples rooms can be made available to approved returning students only upon request to the College Registrar. As couples rooms are limited, students are advised to make contact as early as possible.

DOES JANE OFFER SELF-CATERING?

Jane is first and foremost a community. Communal dining is central to bringing all residents together in much the same way that a family may gather at the dining table each evening for dinner.

Self-catering is not available to first year residents.

Self-catering is available to a limited number of selected returning students who have a record of good citizenship in the College. Students who self-cater must be resident of Michael Webber House. Students in Michael Webber House are still expected to attend formal dinners as part of their contracts at Jane. They may also choose to purchase a meal package for the whole year or meal vouchers in the College Dining Hall.

ARE ANY DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE?

The College sibling discount is available to the second sibling and to the children of Jane alumni. From 2022 a discount will also be available for upfront fee payments. Jane also offers a comprehensive range of scholarships with applications closing in October each year. More about Jane scholarships can be found here.

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GET TO UNIVERSITY AND HOBART?

With the Jane bus! The bus operates throughout the semester so download the timetable here. Jane is also a short 20 minute walk from the city centre and from the Sandy Bay Campus of UTAS. Metro buses can be taken on Davey Street.