Paying your course fees

Generate your invoice

Deakin does not provide paper invoices. You must go to StudentConnect to generate your invoice. It is your responsibility to ensure that your financial obligations to the university are met by the prescribed deadlines.

Deferring your debt via Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)

You should generate your invoice even if you are deferring the debt to HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP and/or SA-HELP. This enables you to check the accuracy of your enrolment and the amount to be deferred.

How to generate your invoice in StudentConnect

After logging in to StudentConnect, go to the 'Generate your invoice' link under the 'Fees and Payments' heading on the sidebar menu.

A PDF version of the invoice can also be viewed and printed if required. This can be done by clicking on the 'Print Friendly Version' button located at the bottom of your invoice.

Payment methods

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


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.


Pay in person at any Australia Post outlet, by phone within Australia 13 18 16 or International +61 13 18 16 (International call charges apply) or go to

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.

Invoice due dates

Study PeriodDomestic invoice due date*International invoice due date
Minimum 50% paymentBalance of fees due by
Trimester 112 March12 March 30 April
Trimester 227 July27 July15 September
Trimester 327 November27 November15 January
Semester 112 March12 March30 April
Semester 212 August12 August30 September
Residential 127 April27 April **Not applicable
Residential 212 August12 August **Not applicable
Residential 327 November27 November **Not applicable
Quarter 1Not applicable31 March **Not applicable
Quarter 2Not applicable30 June **Not applicable
Quarter 3Not applicable30 September **Not applicable
Quarter 4Not applicable31 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.  No extensions, payment plans or exceptions will be made past the census date.

** Cannot be paid in instalments. 100% due by this date. Check our tuition fee, fee refund and privacy policies for international students to find out how to pay by instalments.

Understanding your invoice

Always carefully check the details on your invoice to ensure they are correct.

Key information

  • your fee amount for the current study period
  • payment due date (to avoid your enrolment being encumbered and/or cancelled)
  • student status (indicates your chosen payment method)

Tooltips and interactive demonstration

If you are unsure of the terminology used on your invoice, Tool Tips are also provided. Just hover your mouse over the text and a brief explanation will appear.

Quick reference guide to your invoice

Date of IssueThe date the fees were assessed and the invoice produced
CourseThe course code and title of the course you are currently enrolled in
Unit Code and TitleCurrent unit enrolment details as at the date of issue
StatusEnrolment status of the unit at date of issue (e.g. Enrolled, discontinued, unconfirmed)
LocationCampus at which your course or study unit is located
ClassAttendance type (e.g. D=on-campus, X=off-campus)
Student StatusIndicates chosen payment method.
View student status definitions
Credit pointsThe number of points the unit will earn towards your degree if the unit is successfully completed
EFTSLEquivalent Full Time Student Load. Credit points undertaken in a given trimester are calculated as a fraction of the full-time annual load - normally 8 credit points. For example, a unit worth 1 credit point would have an EFTSL of 1 divided by 8 or 0.125.
Opening BalanceAmount outstanding from a previous trimester
Fee TypeIndicates the type of fee you are liable for
Assessed AmountAssessed Amount: The combined cost of all units displayed on your invoice
DiscountThe discount applied (10%) if you are in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) and have chosen to make a full upfront payment or a partial payment in excess of $500 (if applicable).
Sponsor AmountAmount assessed that the sponsor must pay (if applicable)
Student PaymentsAny payments made prior to the date of issue
Sponsor PaymentsPayments that sponsors have made prior to the date of issue
Student Amount OutstandingAmount owing for that Fee Type
Total Amount DueTotal amount owing for all Fee Types

You can also view an interactive demonstration (SWF, 127.6 KB) to help you understand your invoice. Or, you can view our frequently asked questions for more information.

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.

More information

View the Fees paid by employers and sponsors detail page.

Contact details

If any of the information on your invoice is incorrect or incomplete, contact Customer Service immediately on:

Geelong +61 3 5227 2333
Melbourne +61 3 9244 6333
Warrnambool +61 3 5563 3333
or visit any Deakin Central office.

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