"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. These payments are made progressively in the four weeks following census date.
Trimester 1 2015 - Scholarship payments
Scholarship payments for Trimester 1 2015 will be made progressively within four 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 after census date 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 after census date when your enrolment for the trimester (semester) is confirmed.
Normally scholarships are not applied to a student's fee account until we receive confirmation of the student's enrolment and the number of units being studied. This can only be done after census date when your enrolment for the trimester (semester) 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 certified copy of your latest Centrelink Income Benefit statement*, if you receive a Centrelink benefit or
(*Family Tax Benefit is not included as this is based on estimated taxable income and not actual income)
- A certified copy of your latest Tax Assessment Notice (if you are independently supported) and a Statutory Declaration stating that you are independently supported. Your taxable income must be below the current HELP repayment threshold ($53 345), or
- A certified copy of the latest Tax Assessment Notices for all those people who contribute to your support (if dependent on others) and 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 current HELP repayment threshold ($53 345).
Deakin University Scholarship Office is registered with the Centrelink eConfirmation Service. If you receive a Centrelink benefit and wish to authorise the Scholarships 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 at the Scholarships Office. If you choose this option, the check will occur automatically so you will not be required to forward a certified copy of your latest statement to us.