Refund of monies in credit for international students

If you withdraw or intermit your course or reduce your study load before census date, you may be eligible to apply for a refund of tuition fees paid. The amount of your refund will be based on the actual date of the enrolment change.

Refund of student fees

Refunds are possible if you withdraw from your course or reduce your study load, before census date. The amount of your refund is depends on the date you withdraw.

You could be eligible for a refund if:

  • the University has received the money that is to be refunded and the funds have cleared
  • you have already actioned any enrolment changes
  • the effective date of the enrolment change is on or before the census date
  • the payment has not already been allocated to other outstanding student fees, e.g. fees assessed for the following study period.

If you have not commenced your studies at Deakin, please refer to your offer letter about or contact a Student Adviser.

Refund of monies in credit current international students

A refund can only be paid when:

  • your StudentConnect record shows you have money in credit and
  • all other debts owing to the University (such as library fines or Student Residences fees) have been paid.

To apply for a refund complete the online refund form in StudentConnect. If you don't apply for a refund, any amount in credit will be applied to tuition fees for future enrolments. Please note that once your refund has been processed your credit balance will show as $0, but it may still take up to 15 business days for the refund to be received in your account.

Before withdrawing you should check Deakin’s withdrawal dates and penalties or seek advice from a Student Adviser.

Refund of monies in credit past international students

A refund can only be paid when:

  • your student record shows you have money in credit and
  • all other debts owing to the University (such as library fines or Student Residences fees) have been paid.

Complete the Application for refund of fees  (PDF, 383.3KB) form and forward it to:

  • Student Central on any campus, or
  • email to fees@deakin.edu.au or
  • mail to:
    Student Finance
    Division of Student Administration
    Deakin University
    Locked Bag 20000
    Geelong VIC 3220

Under normal circumstances refunds will be processed within 15 business days of receipt of your correctly completed application.

Please note that once your refund has been processed your credit balance will show as $0, but it may still take up to 15 business days for the refund to be received in your account.

All refunds are paid in Australian dollars by one of the following methods:

  • Electronic Transfer to an Australian bank account
  • Telegraphic Transfer to an overseas bank account
  • Bank Draft to an overseas address
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