Payment plans for short-term financial difficulty

We understand that some students may face difficulties paying their fees before the Payment Due Date. That's why we offer Payment Plans for students who are experiencing short-term financial difficulty due to unforeseen circumstances.

COVID-19 and your finances

The University is required to take all reasonable actions to support the health, wellbeing and safety of all community members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We’ve introduced a new COVID-19 Financial Assistance program for students. This can be utilised in conjunction with our existing loans and grant schemes. We are streamlining processes and the available pool of funding has been increased. Details are available on the Welfare Services page.

If you are experiencing on-going difficulties paying your current payment plan, due to unavoidable circumstances, lodge a Care Report to discuss with Student Wellbeing.

We recommend that you check our website regularly for the latest Covid-19 announcements.

Payment Plans

Payment Plans are available for students who are experiencing short-term financial difficulty due to unforeseen circumstances which impact their ability to pay by the payment due date.

Approval for additional time to pay is based on individual circumstances and is not automatically granted.

Note: Students who have made full payment using approved payment methods on or before the Payment Due Date are not required to submit an application. The University can identify the date your payment was made once your payment is received.

Important information

  • Students need to provide supporting documentation with their application which includes a Personal Statement [PDF 135KB] providing details of their circumstances.
  • Students with more than $30,000 outstanding balance on their account (including 2021 fees), must also provide a 'Letter of Support' from Student Wellbeing along with their application.
  • Students who have an existing payment plan and are not up to date with repayments must provide a 'Letter of Support' from Student Wellbeing along with their application.
  • Approval will be for tuition fees only and is not available for the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Eligibility criteria

The following students are not eligible to apply for additional time to pay:

  • Students in their first period of study
  • Student Undertaking ELC; Cross institutional; Study Abroad; OUA; Winter Vacation or gMBA studies
  • Students with outstanding debt balances relating to years prior to 2020.

Payment extension / Payment plan - First half year 2021

Domestic students

Eligible domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), Domestic Fee Paying Place (DFEE), Non-Award or Next Step enrolment can only apply for an extension up to the census date of the relevant study period.

International students

Eligible international students may apply for one of the following:

  • Extension up to the census date of the currently enrolled study period (full payment must be received by this date)
  • Extension to 31 May 2021 (full payment must be received by this date)
  • Payment by instalments – 10 equal monthly instalments with the first instalment due on 31 March 2021 and final instalment due on 31 December 2021

If you are here on an international student visa and do not meet the eligibility criteria, we recommend that you make an appointment with Student Wellbeing to discuss your financial circumstances.

Supporting documentation

Applicants must provide the following supporting documents to apply for a 2021 Payment Plan:

  1. Personal Statement [PDF 135KB] that explains:
    1. Reasons why you are not able to make full payment by the payment due date
    2. Other debts do you currently have
    3. How to make repayment
  2. Additional supporting documents that support the reasons you listed in your Personal Statement, such as:
    • Bank Statements of the student and fee payer for the last 3 months for all Transaction and Savings Accounts (Must include full transaction listing, not a proof of balance document)
    • Payslips or proof of income to show ability to repay
    • Proof of externally funded government sponsorship such as Financial Guarantee
    • Medical Certificate (in English) and proof of medical expenses
  3. Letter of Support from Student Wellbeing, if you:
    1. have a balance on your account more than $30,000 (including 2021 fees), or
    2. have an existing payment plan for 2020 debt and are not up to date with repayments

Application dates and how to apply

Domestic and International students are required to complete the application form within the relevant application periods highlighted below.

Applications can only be submitted for the current study period.

Applications submitted outside of the application period will not be considered and your student account may be subject to Late Payment Fees and Sanctions, if payment is not made by the relevant Payment Due Date.

The outcome of the application will be advised in writing within 2 weeks once all required documents have been submitted. Applications are reviewed in the order they are received.

Academic Year 2021Payment Due DateApplication OpensApplication ClosesApplication Form
Session 1Friday, 19 February 2021Friday, 12 February 2021Monday, 8 March 2021Apply
MQBS Term 1Friday, 8 January 2021Friday, 12 February 2021Sunday, 28 February 2021Apply
MQBS Term 2Saturday, 3 April 2021TBCTBCNot currently available
MUIC Term 1Friday, 29 January 2021Friday, 12 February 2021Sunday, 28 February 2021Apply
MUIC Term 2Friday, 26 March 2021TBCTBCNot currently available
MUIC Term 3Friday, 21 May 2021TBCTBCNot currently available
Medicine AFriday, 22 January 2021Friday, 12 February 2021Sunday, 28 February 2021Apply
Medicine CFriday, 15 January 2021Friday, 12 February 2021Sunday, 28 February 2021Apply
Medicine EFriday, 1 January 2021Friday, 12 February 2021Sunday, 28 February 2021Apply