Scholarship payments

"When will my scholarship be paid?" is a commonly asked question.

Your eligibility to receive your scholarship payment needs to be checked. These checks can only occur after census date when your enrolment for the trimester is confirmed. Scholarships are generally paid in two installments - Trimester 1 and 2, unless stated otherwise in your offer letter or terms and conditions.

Trimester 3 2015 

Scholarship payments for Trimester 3 2015 are made progressively within 1 week after census date (15 December 2015) for selected scholarships only, once eligibility is confirmed.

International student bursary payments

Your invoice will not include your bursary payment until after it has been applied, which will be within 1 week after census date (15 December 2015). You will be required to pay the minimum 50% of your total fees by the due date on your invoice. We recommend that you check your online invoice again in early January to make sure your bursary payment has been applied and to see the balance you will need to pay by 15 January 2015.

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

Cash payments

If your scholarship makes a cash payment, the payment will be made directly to your nominated bank account within 1 week after census date (15 December 2015) for selected scholarships only.

Student contributions/tuition fees

If your scholarship is for part or all of your student contributions, payment will be applied directly to your fee account within 1 week after census date (15 December 2015) for selected scholarships only. An online invoice will be generated detailing the full cost of your course

Financial hardship eligibility

If your scholarship was offered on the grounds of financial hardship we are required to re-confirm your circumstances prior to payment.

Financial hardship can be confirmed in any of the following ways:

  • A copy of your latest Centrelink Income Statement, if you receive a Centrelink benefit 
    (Family Tax Benefit statements are not acceptable as this benefit is based on estimated taxable income and not actual taxable income)
  • A Statutory Declaration stating that you are independently supported. Your taxable income must be below the current HELP repayment threshold ($54,126), or
  • A Statutory Declaration stating that you are dependent and the name of those people who contribute to your support. The combined taxable income of all those who contribute to your support including your own income must be below the current HELP repayment threshold ($54,126).

For further information about financial hardship eligibility requirements, please see under "Financial hardship' on the Supporting documentation page.

Deakin University is registered with Centrelink Confirmation eServices. If you receive a Centrelink benefit and wish to authorise the Scholarships and Financial Assistance Office to automatically check your benefit status prior to each scholarship payment, please complete the Centrelink Authority Form (PDF, 351.2 KB)  and return it to us via 

If you choose this option, the check will occur automatically so you will not be required to forward a copy of your latest statement to us.

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