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Fees paid by employers and sponsors

If a third party wants to pay your course fees directly to Deakin they need to complete a Sponsorship Agreement form.

A sponsorship agreement is only valid for the course, duration and level of sponsorship specified on the signed sponsorship agreement. Any changes will require completion of a new sponsorship agreement.

The sponsor is responsible for all specified fees incurred up to the end of the sponsorship agreement, or the point of termination of the sponsorship agreement, if the sponsorship agreement is terminated early.

If your arrangement with your employer is temporary or informal, you can also just provide your employer with your invoice and they can make payment on your behalf.

If you are interested in making a formal arrangement and you are enrolled in an upcoming study period, please contact the Sponsorship and bursaries team.

Please note the following important requirements:


The sponsor must provide payment of the sponsored fees by the specified due date.

Where payment is not received in full by the due date, the student will become liable for the tuition fees immediately. It is the students responsibility to ensure fees are paid in full and on time. Late fee payment can results in enrolment issues.


Refunds of monies paid will be made to the sponsor unless Deakin receives written advice from the sponsor requesting otherwise.

A refund is only payable where the student has discontinued their unit/s of study on or before the study period census date.

Termination of sponsor agreement

The sponsor must advise Deakin in writing if they decide to terminate the sponsorship of a sponsored student prior to the end of the sponsorship agreement period.

Notification of the termination of sponsorship must be received on or before a study period census date for the termination to take effect in that study period.

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