We understand that there may be times when you experience financial difficulties and are unable to pay your fees by the due date.

In this situation, you may be eligible for an extension of time.

Higher education (HE) fee extensions

If you are unable to pay your fees by the due date, and require extra time to make payments towards the cost of your study, you may be eligible for a fee extension.

HE students eligible for fee extension

The following Higher Education students are eligible for a fee extension:

  • international students
  • domestic students who are not eligible to defer their fees via HELP loan (Permanent Residents or New Zealand citizens).

HE students not eligible for fee extension

Students who are eligible to defer their fees are not eligible for fee extension.

The following Higher Education students are not eligible for a fee extension:

  • domestic students who are eligible to defer their fees via HELP loan:
    • Australian citizens
    • Permanent Humanitarian visa holders
    • New Zealand citizens who hold SCV visas
  • students enrolled in non-award courses and cross-institutional study
  • summer or winter enrolments
  • domestic students enrolled in block model.

Fee extensions process for HE students

If eligible, you can apply for a fee extension by paying 50% of your total fees by the due date to get an extension to census date. Once you make your payment, you will need to contact us in order to get the extension.

International students enrolled in block model

For international students enrolled in block model, you are required to pay 50% by the due date to get an extension.

Following are the extension dates for 2019:

  • Semester 1, 2019: 22 March 2019
  • Semester 2, 2019: 16 August 2019

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 for fee extension.

VET/TAFE fee extensions

If you are unable to pay your fees by the due date, and require extra time to make payments towards the cost of your study, you may be eligible for a fee extension.

VET/TAFE students eligible for fee extension

The following VET/TAFE students are eligible for a fee extension:

  • international students (enrolled in Certificate I-IV or diploma and above)
  • domestic students enrolled in VET/TAFE Certificate I-IV
  • domestic students enrolled in VET/TAFE Diploma level or higher who are not eligible to defer their tuition fees through VET Student Loan (VSL). This applies to:
    • Permanent Residents others than Humanitarian visa holders
    • New Zealand citizens who do not hold a Special Category Visa (SCV) or do not meet the long term criteria stated by Study Assist).

VET/TAFE students not eligible for fee extension

Students who are eligible to defer their tuition fees are not eligible for fee extension. The following VET/TAFE students are not eligible for a fee extension:

  • domestic students enrolled in Diploma level or higher who are eligible to defer their tuition fees through VET Student Loan (VSL). This applies to:
    • Australian citizens
    • Permanent Humanitarian visa holders
    • New Zealand citizens who hold a SCV visa and meet the long term criteria stated by Study Assist.

You'll need to pay your fees by the due date or defer by census date.

Alternatively, you may be eligible to apply for a TAFE payment plan.

Fee extensions process for VET/TAFE students

If eligible, you can apply for a fee extension by paying 50% of your total fees by the due date to get an extension to census date.

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 for fee extension.

Once you make your initial 50% deposit you will need to contact us in order to get the extension.

Phone: +61 3 9919 6100
Visit: VUHQ (Student Service Centre)

Apply for a fee extension

Determine if you are eligible for a fee extension.

If you are, make your required payment before the payment due date specified on your statement of account.

Then, contact us in order to apply for the fee extension:

*Except for exceptional circumstances.