Invoice due dates

Your invoice lists your tuition fees, any additional charges and the invoice due date. It is important you meet your financial obligations.

The invoice due date and the census date may not be the same. The University sets the invoice due date for administrative purposes. The census date is the date when all your enrolment arrangements for a study period must be finalised. It's important to know and understand the census date if you're have a HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP or SA-HELP loan.

To find information on viewing and understanding your invoice, visit Understanding your invoice.

All fees must be paid by the due date on your invoice.

All students enrolled in Quarter, Residential, Intensive, Start Anytime study periods

The invoice due dates below are applicable for all students. The tuition fees listed below cannot be paid in instalments. 100% payment is due by the invoice due date.

If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place you must apply for HECS-HELP, if eligible, or pay your fees by the invoice due date. There are no extensions or payment plans available for domestic students.

Residential periods

If you are enrolled in a Residential study period the following invoice due dates apply:

Study period Invoice due date
Residential 1 25 March
Residential 2 20 May
Residential 3 17 June
Residential 4 7 October

Quarter periods

If you are enrolled in a Quarter study period the following invoice due dates apply:

Study period Invoice due date
Quarter 1 31 March
Quarter 2 30 June
Quarter 3 30 September
Quarter 4 31 December

Intensive periods

If you are enrolled in a Residential study period the following invoice due dates apply:

Study period Invoice due date

Intensive 1

13 January 2020

Intensive 2

7 February 2020

Intensive 3

13 March 2020

Intensive 4

27 March 2020

Intensive 5

1 May 2020

Intensive 6

12 June 2020

Intensive 7

3 July 2020

Intensive 8

7 August 2020

Intensive 9

4 September 2020

Intensive 10

2 October 2020

Intensive 11

23 October 2020

Intensive 12

30 October 2020

Start Anytime periods

If you are enrolled in a Start Anytime study period the following invoice due dates apply:

6M = 6 month calendar, 12M = 12 month calendar

Study period Invoice due date
Start Anytime 6M 1 7 February
Start Anytime 6M 2 7 March
Start Anytime 6M 3 4 April
Start Anytime 6M 4 2 May
Start Anytime 6M 5 6 June
Start Anytime 6M 6 4 July
Start Anytime 6M 7 1 August
Start Anytime 6M 8 5 September
Start Anytime 6M 9 3 October
Start Anytime 6M 10 7 November
Start Anytime 6M 11 5 December
Start Anytime 6M 12 2 January 2020
Start Anytime 12M 1 15 March
Start Anytime 12M 2 12 April
Start Anytime 12M 3 10 May
Start Anytime 12M 4 7 June
Start Anytime 12M 5 12 July
Start Anytime 12M 6 9 August
Start Anytime 12M 7 6 September
Start Anytime 12M 8 11 October
Start Anytime 12M 9 9 November
Start Anytime 12M 10 13 December
Start Anytime 12M 11 10 January 2020
Start Anytime 12M 12 7 February 2020

International students enrolled in Trimesters or Semesters

As an international student you have two payment options, paying in full or by two instalments. The due dates for these options are shown below. If you choose to use the instalment option, you must pay at least 50% of the total assessed amount by the first invoice due date.  If you do not pay at least 50% by this date, your fees will be considered immediately overdue. All remaining fees for the study period will be due immediately.

Option 1 - Paying your fees in full

If you are paying your fees in full the following dates apply:

2019 Trimester study periods Invoice due date#
Trimester 1 2019 Thursday 12 March 2019
Trimester 2 2019 Thursday 11 July 2019
Trimester 3 2019 Saturday 11 November 2019


2019 Semester study periods Invoice due date#
Semester 1 2019 Thursday 12 March 2019
Semester 2 2019 Friday 19 July 2019


2020 Trimester study periods Invoice due date#
Trimester 1 2020 Saturday 7 March 2020
Trimester 2 2020 Saturday 11 July 2020
Trimester 3 2020 Wednesday 11 November 2020


2020 Semester study periods Invoice due date#
Semester 1 2020 Saturday 15 February 2020
Semester 2 2020 Sunday 19 July 2020


# All Study Abroad students must pay their fees in full by these dates.

Option 2 - Paying in two instalments

If you want to pay your fees in two instalments, you must pay at least 50% of the total invoiced amount by the first due date. If you pay less than 50% you will not be eligible for this payment option. Your fees will immediately be considered overdue and a notice of intent to discontinue your enrolment will be issued.

Option 2 - Pay your fees in 2 instalments
2019 Trimester
Study period
First invoice due date
Minimum 50% of total fees owing
Final invoice due date
Balance of fees owing
Trimester 1 2019 Thursday 12 March 2019 Sunday 31 March 2019
Trimester 2 2019 Thursday 11 July 2019 Thursday 15 August 2019
Trimester 3 2019 Saturday 11 November 2019 Saturday 15 December 2019
2019 Semester
Study period
First invoice due date
Minimum 50% of total fees owing
Final invoice due date
Balance of fees owing
Semester 1 2019 Tuesday 12 March 2019 Tuesday 30 April 2019
Semester 2 2019 Friday 19 July 2019 Saturday 31 August 2019



2020 Trimester
Study period
First invoice due date
Minimum 50% of total fees owing
Final invoice due date
Balance of fees owing
Trimester 1 2020 Saturday 7 March 2020 Tuesday 31 March 2020
Trimester 2 2020 Saturday 11 July 2020 Saturday 15 August 2020
Trimester 3 2020 Wednesday 11 November 2020 Tuesday 15 December 2020



2020 Semester
Study period
First invoice due date
Minimum 50% of total fees owing
Final invoice due date
Balance of fees owing
Semester 1 2020 Saturday 15 February 2020 Tuesday 31 March 2020
Semester 2 2020 Sunday 19 July 2020 Monday 31 August 2020



Domestic students enrolled in Trimesters or Semesters

The invoice due dates below are applicable for all students. The tuition fees listed below cannot be paid in instalments. 100% payment is due by the invoice due date.

If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place you must apply for HECS-HELP, if eligible, or pay your fees by the invoice due date. There are no extensions or payment plans available for domestic students.

Trimester periods

If you are enrolled in a Trimester study period the following invoice due dates apply:

Trimesters Domestic invoice due date*
Trimester 1 2019 Thursday 12 March 2019
Trimester 2 2019 Saturday 27 July 2019
Trimester 3 2019 Wednesday 27 July 2019


Trimester 1 2020 Thursday 12 March 2020
Trimester 2 2020 Monday 27 July 2020
Trimester 3 2020 Friday 27 November 2020

Semester periods

If you are enrolled in a Semester study period the following invoice due dates apply:

Trimesters Domestic invoice due date*
Semester 1 2019 Thursday 12 March 2019
Semester 2 2019 Monday 12 August 2019


Semester 1 2020 Thursday 12 March 2020
Semester 2 2020 Wednesday 12 August  2020

Commonwealth supported students (CSP)

If you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student your fees must be paid in full by the invoice due date or, if eligible, you must complete a HECS-HELP form to defer your fees to the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP).

We are not able to offer due date extensions or payment plans to Commonwealth supported students.  If your fees are not paid in full, your enrolment will be at risk.

You can find out the amount of fees you owe or have deferred to HELP (if eligible) for your current study period by generating an invoice through StudentConnect.

There may be other fees or charges which you'll need to pay, which are not covered by HELP.  You should check your invoice on StudentConnect to see if you have any outstanding amounts.

FEE-HELP invoices

When you view your invoice you will see the student status 230 beside each unit. This means you have FEE-HELP.

If you have requested FEE-HELP to defer your tuition fees, this fee will shows as Student amount owing on your invoice until shortly after the census date. Any outstanding amount at the census date will be deferred to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as a FEE-HELP debt.

You can find out the amount of fees you owe or have deferred to HELP (if eligible) for your current study period by generating an invoice through StudentConnect.

Late payment of fees

If you have not paid your fees in full by the invoice due date will receive a warning via your Deakin email. You should read and action the email immediately.

If you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student and your fees are not paid (or if eligible, deferred via HELP) by the invoice due date your enrolment will be at risk.  If your tuition fees (student contribution) remain outstanding at the applicable census date your enrolment will be terminated and you will lose your place at the University.

Need help?

If you experience difficulties in generating your invoice or if any of the information on your invoice is incorrect or incomplete, contact Student Central for help.

Further information

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