Withdrawals and penalties

There are penalties for missing deadlines or not following University procedures.

Penalties for late withdrawal from courses or units

When you withdraw from a unit or your course, you may become liable for fees or an academic penalty depending on the date on which you withdraw.  Before withdrawing you should check these dates and seek advice from your Faculty.


Students who do not follow University procedures and timelines for fees, library borrowing, loans etc. will have encumbrances placed on their enrolment. 

These encumbrances will block provision of a range of important services such as library access, results release and graduation.  

Where such encumbrances have been applied, students will be advised via  letter of the reason for this encumbrance and the steps required to have the encumbrance removed.

To have any encumbrance relating to outstanding fees or fines lifted immediately you must make payment directly to the University Cashiers or Deakin Central.  Other payment methods may take up to five (5) working days to be processed.

Termination of enrolment due to non-payment of fees

Your enrolment will be terminated If you have breached specified due dates and you owe more than $300 in any study period.  

When your enrolment is terminated you will lose access to all Deakin University services including CloudDeakin, email, StudentConnect and the library. 

You can apply for re-instatement in the same academic year, provided that you pay all outstanding fees and charges, and do not hold a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). A re-instatement charge of $200 will also apply.

The application for re-instatement must be made within two weeks of your enrolment being discontinued. Your enrolment will not be re-instated into the study period after this time. 

If you do not wish to have your enrolment re-instated into the same academic year, you will need to apply for re-admission if you wish to study in subsequent years. 

For CSP students , if your enrolment is terminated for non-payment of an up-front student contribution and you have not provided your tax file number, you cannot have your enrolment re-instated for that study period. This is in accordance with Commonwealth legislation.  However, you may be able to apply for re-admission in the next study period.

Late re-enrolment fee

If you don't re-enrol by the specified deadline, you will incur a late re-enrolment charge.

If you believe this fee should be waived please complete the Late Re-enrolment Fee Appeal Form.  Your form must be submitted before Friday 20 March 2015 to be considered. 

Do not submit an application if you have:

  • not re-enrolled
  • previously re-enrolled prior to the specified deadline and have since varied your enrolment.
  • not incurred the late re-enrolment charge (ie it does not reflect on your invoice)
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