Paying your course fees
Generating invoices and paying your fees is easy.
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.
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 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.
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 www.postbillpay.com.au.
Payment via StudentConnect
You can pay your invoice online by scrolling to the bottom of your invoice and clicking the 'Pay Now' button.
Payment in person
You can pay your invoice at the University Cashier Office on any campus by MasterCard, Visa or EFTPOS debit card. Please note, cash is not accepted on any campus.
Invoice due dates
|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. 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.
- your fee amount for the current study period
- payment due date (to avoid your enrolment being encumbered and/or terminated)
- 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.
|Date of Issue||The date the fees were assessed and the invoice produced|
|Course||The course code and title of the course you are currently enrolled in|
|Unit Code and Title||Current unit enrolment details as at the date of issue|
|Status||Enrolment status of the unit at date of issue (e.g. Enrolled, discontinued, unconfirmed)|
|Location||Campus at which your course or study unit is located|
|Class||Attendance type (e.g. D=on-campus, X=off-campus)|
|Student Status||Indicates chosen payment method.|
View student status definitions
|Credit points||The number of points the unit will earn towards your degree if the unit is successfully completed|
|EFTSL||Equivalent 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 Balance||Amount outstanding from a previous trimester|
|Fee Type||Indicates the type of fee you are liable for|
|Assessed Amount||Assessed Amount: The combined cost of all units displayed on your invoice|
|Discount||The 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 Amount||Amount assessed that the sponsor must pay (if applicable)|
|Student Payments||Any payments made prior to the date of issue|
|Sponsor Payments||Payments that sponsors have made prior to the date of issue|
|Student Amount Outstanding||Amount owing for that Fee Type|
|Total Amount Due||Total amount owing for all Fee Types|
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.