The Jane Handbook
The Jane Handbook is your guide all things at Jane. It contains answers to everything you want and need to know. Living at Jane is subject to all the terms and conditions found within it. We recommend that all prospective residents download a copy and become familiar with it.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the application process?
Jane has a four-part application process.
- Register - for Entry ID and Password online.
- Apply - complete application online.
- Pay the $50 Application Fee.
- Offer - the College makes you an offer via email for accommodation at Jane
- Accept - To accept and confirm your place at college you must pay the Acceptance Fee.
If you are having problems with the application process or would like a hard copy application form sent to you please contact us.
When can I apply?
Applications for 2017 are open now. If you are re-applying for 2017 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. The College has a limited number of long beds for taller residents. 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 provision of a study bedroom, single bed, mattress protector, furniture, full board with 21 meals per week, electricity, water, gas, heating, Academic Development Program, WiFi (up to 70 GB per month), tea and coffee making facilities in kitchenettes, 24-hour support from residential and non-residential staff, the provision of a 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, telephone call charges, linen and bedding, soap powder and academic gown. Rooms with an en-suite and some very large rooms attract an additional charge. Additional WiFi data (above 70 GB) may be purchased from the office.
How much are the fees at Jane?
Download a fee schedule 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?
All rooms have an ethernet port and the College has WiFi in all internal spaces. The College provides all residents an allocation of 70 GB per month included in the cost of fees. The College also has two University of Tasmania hotspots, and four computer terminals which are free to use.
Jane seems expensive
At Jane we offer the complete package. Our all inclusive fees offer furnished facilities, meals, bills, WiFi, pastoral care and on-call staff, buses, a tailored academic program and so much more. When considering other accommodation options and adding up all the hidden costs of living in a flat -including those huge winter power bills - Jane seems like a very reasonable option. Consider, too, the intangibles that no-one can put a price on: lifelong friendships and community support.
Take a look at some cost comparisons here.
What’s on the Jane menu?
Jane employ catering company Cater Care who oversee all the meals at Jane. They provide a variety of special meals including gluten-free, vegetarian and halal options. You can download a typical menu.
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 any discounts available?
The College gives discounts to siblings, to third year students and to the children of Jane alumni. 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 bus can be taken on Davey Street.