How to pay your tuition fees

The following payment options are available.

To use these options you must be a domestic student or currently enrolled international student. If you are a prospective international student please pay via Deakin GlobalPay for Students.

You should only use one of the payment options listed on your invoice, to pay your university fees at Deakin.

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

Fee payment scams

Scammers are still actively targeting international university students. These scams are designed to take your money in a dishonest way leaving your university fees unpaid.

  • If anyone offers you a discount or an extension on your university fees by email, delete it or by phone, hang up.
  • If a friend recommends a fee payment scheme that offers you a discount or extension, don't accept.
  • If you receive a phone call asking for your Deakin student ID, hang up.
  • If you receive a phone call or email asking you to deposit money into a local bank account, ignore it.

All valid payment options are displayed on your student invoice and listed below.


Contact your bank or financial institution to make a payment from your cheque, savings, debit, credit card or transaction account.

BPAY reference details can be found on the print friendly version of your online invoice available on StudentConnect.

Allow five (5) working days for your payment to be processed and appear on StudentConnect.

Payment via StudentConnect

You can pay your invoice online by scrolling to the bottom of your invoice and clicking the 'Pay Now' button.

Payment can be made by MasterCard, Visa or PayPal.

Allow five (5) working days for your payment to be processed and appear on StudentConnect.

Pay in person

You can pay your invoice at Student Central on any Deakin campus by MasterCard, Visa or EFTPOS debit card. Please note, cash is not accepted on any Deakin campus.

Western Union

If you are an international student paying from overseas, the easiest way to pay your fees is through Western Union.

Select Deakin University (not Deakin College), choose the fee you are paying (usually option '02 Tuition Fee' for continuing students) and enter the amount shown on your online invoice (available from StudentConnect).

You must generate a new Western Union quote every time you make a payment. If you use a previous quote, your payment will not be accepted by Western Union, delaying your payment to Deakin University.

Once you have made your payment you can track its progress on the Western Union Business Solutions website using your payment reference number, beginning with EAU33618.

Allow five (5) working days for your payment to be processed and appear on StudentConnect.

For more information about paying by Western Union go to Western Union Business Solutions GlobalPay for Students

Fees paid by employers or sponsors

If a third party has agreed to pay fees on your behalf (eg an employer or sponsor), you can make arrangements for them to be invoiced directly for your fees.

The sponsor must meet the due date deadlines specified on their invoice, otherwise you may not be able to access your assessment results, update your enrolment or apply to graduate.

For more information, visit the Fees paid by employers or sponsors website.

Need help?

If you experience difficulties viewing 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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