Fees and charges

Graduation fees for October 2016

Early bird graduation fee (from Friday 1 July 2016 to Monday 18 July 2016) $170
Timely graduation fee (from Tuesday 19 July 2016 to Friday 29 July 2016) $220
Late graduation fee (one week after payment deadline) $270

This fee is GST inclusive and covers:

  • the hire of academic regalia,
  • keepsake trencher (hat)
  • two guest tickets and
  • light refreshments after the ceremony for you and your two guests.

Payment should be made at the time of lodging the online Application to Graduate by credit card via StudentConnect.

Guest tickets

Two guest tickets and the ticket for the graduate are included with the Graduation fee. Additional guest tickets can be purchased for ceremonies subject to availability. Additional tickets can only be purchased online.  Further details regarding the purchase of additional guest tickets will be included in the ceremony information letter sent to all eligible graduates approximately 4-6 weeks prior to their ceremony date. Tickets sell out quickly, and once sold out there are no further tickets available. Tickets are non-refundable.

Additional guest ticket - $30
Deakin University reserves the right to limit the number of additional guest tickets available per graduand.

Subject to availability additional guest tickets may also be purchased immediately prior to the ceremony at the venue. We request that payment be made by EFTPOS.

Please note, if payment is not received by the due date, we reserve the right to re-allocate tickets.

Do you have your own regalia? 

If you have your own Deakin regalia or plan on purchasing your own regalia (or part thereof) relevant to the award from which you are graduating, please advise the Graduations Office and your graduation fee will be reduced by the relevant amount (see below). Graduates with their own regalia will need to show proof of purchase such as a receipt in order to receive a discount on the graduation fee. Graduation fee reductions are for 2015 ceremonies and include GST.

  • Full regalia (gown, hood and trencher) - $77
  • Gown only - $55 
  • Hood (colour) only - $11 

Refund for ceremonies

If you are unable to attend your graduation ceremony, you should contact the Graduations Office immediately.  Refunds can be arranged depending on the timing of notice.  If a refund is granted, please allow up to 15 business days for a cheque to be sent to you.

4 weeks notice from date of ceremony Full refund
2-4 weeks notice from date of ceremony $140.00 refund
Less than 2 weeks notice from date of ceremony   No refund
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