Fee extensions

We understand that there may be times when you may experience financial difficulties and are unable to pay your fees by the due date. In this situation, you may be eligible to apply for an extension of time.

Eligibility for a fee extension

The following onshore students may apply for a fee extension.

Vocational Education (VE/TAFE) certificate students

  • VE/TAFE Certificate I-IV

Higher Education (HE)

  • HE International
  • HE (Postgraduate Masters only) Full-fee (302).

Not eligible for fee extensions

The following are not eligible for fee extensions:

  • VE/TAFE Full-fee (Diploma and above students need to pay fees by the due date or defer by census date
  • VE/TAFE International
  • HE Full-fee (except 302)
  • HE students enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HE Summer or Winter school students.

Fee extension types

There are three types of fee extensions - A, B and C.

Exceptional circumstances must be demonstrated to be eligible for Fee Extension type C.

VE/TAFE Certificate I-IV students

Fee extension type A

Pay $100 plus material fees on the day of enrolment or within 10 days of enrolment to be eligible for a 3 week extension.

Fee extension type B

Pay 50% of your total fees and receive up to a further 8 week extension.

You must apply before the payment due date specified on your invoice, subject to University operating hours (our offices are closed on weekends and public holidays).

Fee extension type C

If you cannot meet the extended payment due date, you may be eligible for an additional extension if you meet the criteria defined under exceptional circumstances. To determine your eligibility, download  Fee Extension C information for eligible students.

If you meet the criteria, you need to:

You must apply before your 8 week extension expires, or before results publication date (whichever is earlier) to have your circumstances assessed.

Student Support may issue an additional fee extension of up to 8 weeks or up until result release date, whichever occurs earliest. You also need to read the Fee extension C information for students brochure.

HE (postgraduate Masters only) full-fee 302 students

If you are a Higher Education postgraduate masters, full-fee (status 302) student, then you may be eligibile for a fee extension due to financial hardship.

Fee extension type A

Apply before the payment due date:

  • Semester 1: 3 March 2017
  • Semester 2: 28 June 2017.

Fee extension type B

Pay 50% of your fees and apply before the payment due date (subject to University operating hours - our offices are closed on weekends and public holidays), or the applicable census date:

  • Semester 1: 31 March 2017
  • Semester 2: 31 August 2017.

Fee extension type C

If you cannot meet the extended payment due date, you may be eligible for an additional extension if you meet the criteria defined under exceptional circumstances. To determine your eligibility, download  Fee Extension C information for eligible students.

If you meet the criteria, you need to:

You must do this at least 5 working days before the extended due date on your invoice.

HE International 

If you are a Higher Education full-fee paying international student (status 310 or 311) you may be eligible for an extension, due to:

  • banking/postal delay
  • currency issues
  • sponsor problems
  • political problems
  • University administrative errors.

Fee extension type A

Apply before the payment due date specified on your invoice:

  • Semester 1: 3 March 2017
  • Semester 2: 28 June 2017.

Fee extension type B

Pay 50% of your fees and apply before the payment due date specified on your invoice, (subject to University operating hours - our offices are closed on weekends and public holidays), or the applicable census date:

  • Semester 1: 31 March 2017
  • Semester 2: 31 August 2017.

Fee extension type C

If you cannot meet the extended payment due date, you may be eligible for an additional extension if you meet the criteria defined under exceptional circumstances. To determine your eligibility, download  Fee Extension C information for eligible students.

If you meet the criteria, you need to:

You must do this at least 5 working days before the extended due date on your invoice.

Apply for a fee extension

If you are unable to pay your fees by the due date on your invoice, you may be able to apply for an extension of time.

Fee extension A and B do not require completion of a form in order to apply. 

You can apply for a fee extension:

Fee extension C requires that you first make an appointment for an interview with Student Support by calling +61 3 9919 6100. You must make this appointment before the applicable census date:

  • Semester 1: 31 March 2017
  • Semester 2: 31 August 2017.

Contact us

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Student Support may be able to provide further financial assistance and advice in certain circumstances.

Phone: +61 3 9919 6100

Visit: VUHQ (Student Service Centre).