Payment methods and due dates for fees

Here you'll find all you need to know about due dates and paying fees.

Invoice due dates

The Invoice due date and the Census date may not be the same. The University sets the invoice due date for administrative purposes. The Census date is the date when all your enrolment arrangements for a study period must be finalised. It's important to know and understand the Census date if you're on HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP or SA-HELP. You can find more information in the 2016 Fees and charges guide (PDF, 600KB).

To find information on generating and understanding your invoice, visit Understanding your invoice.

Study Period Domestic invoice due date* International invoice due date
Minimum 50% payment Balance of fees due by
Trimester 1 12 March 12 March  30 April
Trimester 2 27 July 27 July 15 September
Trimester 3 27 November 27 November 15 January
Semester 1 12 March 12 March 30 April
Semester 2 12 August 12 August 30 September
Residential 1 27 April 27 April ** Not applicable
Residential 2 12 August 12 August ** Not applicable
Residential 3 27 November 27 November ** Not applicable
Quarter 1 Not applicable 31 March ** Not applicable
Quarter 2 Not applicable 30 June ** Not applicable
Quarter 3 Not applicable 30 September ** Not applicable
Quarter 4 Not applicable 31 December ** Not applicable

* If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place you must apply for HECS-HELP, if eligible, or pay your fees by the invoice due date.  There are no extensions or payment plans available.

** Cannot be paid in instalments. 100% due by this date.

Late payment of fees

If you have not paid your fees in full by the invoice due date will receive a warning via your Deakin email. You should read and action the email immediately.

If you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student and your fees are not paid (or if eligible, deferred) by the invoice due date your enrolment will be at risk.  If your tuition fees (student contribution) remain outstanding at the applicable census date your enrolment will be terminated and you will lose your place at the University.

Payment methods

The following methods are available to pay your invoice.  To use these methods you must be a domestic student or currently enrolled International student.  If you are a prospective International student please pay via Deakin Globalpay for Students.

The Cashiers and Student Central do not accept cash payments. 

To find information on generating and understanding your invoice, visit Understanding your invoice.

BPAY

Contact your bank or financial institution to make this payment from your cheque, savings, debit, credit card or transaction account.

Allow five (5) working days for your payment to be processed to your Deakin fees account.

Payment via StudentConnect

You can pay your invoice online by scrolling to the bottom of your invoice and clicking the 'Pay Now' button.

Allow five (5) working days for your payment to be processed to your Deakin fees account.

Payment in person

You can pay your invoice at the University Cashier Office or any Deakin Central on campus by MasterCard, Visa or EFTPOS debit card. Please note, cash is not accepted on any campus.

Western Union

If you are an International student you can pay your fees through Western Union.

All payment methods are also displayed on your 'print friendly version' of your invoice.


Fees paid by employers or sponsors

If a third party has agreed to pay fees on your behalf (eg an employer or sponsor), you can make arrangements for them to be invoiced directly for your fees.

The sponsor must meet the due date deadlines specified on their invoice, otherwise you may not be able to access your assessment results, make any variation to your enrolment or apply to graduate.

Domestic Students

Commonwealth supported students

If you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student your fees must be paid in full by the invoice due date or, if eligible, you must complete a HECS-HELP form to defer your fees to the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP).

We are not able to offer due date extensions or payment plans to Commonwealth supported students.  If your fees are not paid in full, your enrolment will be at risk.

You can find out the amount of fees you owe or have deferred to HELP (if eligible) for your current study period by generating an invoice through StudentConnect

There may be other fees or charges which you'll need to pay, which are not covered by HELP.  You should check your invoice on StudentConnect to see if you have any outstanding amounts.

FEE-HELP invoices

When you generate your invoice you will see the 'student status 230' beside each unit. This means you have FEE-HELP.

If you have requested FEE-HELP to defer your tuition fees, this fee will shows as Student amount owing on your invoice until shortly after the census date. Any outstanding amount at the census date will be deferred to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as a FEE-HELP debt.

You can find out the amount of fees you owe or have deferred to HELP (if eligible) for your current study period by generating an invoice through StudentConnect

International students

You should consider making regular payments so you don't need to pay your fees in a large lump sum.  Payments can be of any amount and frequency so long as full payment is made by the invoice due date.

International student bursary payments

Your invoice will not include your bursary payment until after the relevant trimester census date. Eligibility for all bursary payments is checked after the census date, no payment can occur without these checks. It is recommended that you pay the minimum 50% of your total fees by the due date on your invoice, then check your online invoice again approximately three weeks after the census date to make sure your bursary payment has been applied, and to see the balance you will need to pay by the second due date.

Unfortunately we are unable to provide you with an invoice showing your bursary amount until after your eligibility has been confirmed and your bursary has been applied.

Need help?

If you experience difficulties in generating your invoice or if any of the information on your invoice is incorrect or incomplete, contact Student Central for help.

Further information

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