"When will my scholarship be paid?" is the most commonly asked question.
Your eligibility to receive your scholarship payment needs to be checked. These checks occur after census date when your enrolment for the trimester is confirmed.
Scholarships are generally paid in two instalments - Trimester 1 and 2, unless stated otherwise in your Letter of Offer.
Trimester 1 2015 - Scholarship payments
Scholarship payments for Trimester 1 2015 are made progressively within 4 weeks after census date (31 March 2015) for selected scholarships only, once eligibility is confirmed.
If your scholarship makes a cash payment, the payment will be made directly to your nominated bank account within 4 weeks after census date (31 March 2015) for selected scholarships only, when your enrolment and eligibility for the trimester is confirmed.
Student contribution/tuition fees
If your scholarship is for part or all of your student contributions, payment will be applied directly to your fee account within 4 weeks after census date (31 March 2015) for selected scholarships only, when your enrolment and eligibility for the trimester is confirmed.
An on-line invoice will be generated detailing the full cost of your course. Provided you meet the eligibility criteria of your scholarship you can deduct the anticipated scholarship payment from the invoiced cost to determine the amount you will be required to pay.
If you believe that you will not meet the eligibility criteria of your scholarship or your circumstances have changed please contact the Scholarships Office immediately.
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 ($53,345), 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 ($53,345).
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 (49 KB) and return it to us via firstname.lastname@example.org
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.