Check important enrolment and payment deadlines for your higher education course.

What is census date?

Census date is the last day for you to finalise your course enrolment for each relevant study period(s) by:

  • submitting a 'Request for CSP' form to access a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • submitting a 'Request for Commonwealth assistance form' to access HELP loan(s) with a valid Tax File Number (TFN)
  • withdrawing from units or your course to avoid financial liability
  • applying for intermission (leave of absence) to avoid financial liability
  • paying your student contribution or tuition in full to avoid the cancellation of your enrolment.

Payment deadlines

Your payment deadline is always on the first Friday of each study period. You must pay in full by this date as per your statement of account (available via MyVU) to avoid a late payment penalty. If you are unable to pay by the due date, you may be able to access financial support if eligible.

If you miss the payment deadline, an encumbrance will also be applied to your student record which may prevent you from receiving results, academic transcripts, statement of attainment, graduating & re-enrolling.

Census & payment deadlines by study mode

2022 dates for HE study periods

Study period Payment due date Census date
Semester 3 (Summer term 2021/2022) 12 November 2021 14 January 2022
Semester 1 25 February 2022 18 March 2022
Semester 4 (Winter term) 24 June 2022 1 July 2022
Semester 2 5 August 2022 26 August 2022
Semester 3 (Summer term 2022/2023) 11 November 2022 13 January 2023

2021/2022 dates for HE study periods

Study period Payment due date Census date
Semester 3 (Summer term 2020/2021) 13 November 2020 15 January 2021
Semester 1 26 February 2021 19 March 2021
Semester 4 (Winter term) 18 June 2021 25 June 2021
Semester 2 6 August 2021 27 August 2021
Semester 3 (Summer term 2021/2022) 12 November 2021 14 January 2022

 

2022 dates for Block Model (Melbourne & Sydney)

Study period Payment due date Census date
Summer Block 1 21 January 2022 24 January 2022
Semester 1 - Block 1 25 February 2022 28 February 2022
Semester 1 – Block 2 25 March 2022 28 March 2022
Semester 1 – Block 3 29 April 2022 2 May 2022
Semester 1 – Block 4 27 May 2022 30 May 2022
Winter block 1 July 2022 4 July 2022
Semester 2 – Block 1 5 August 2022 8 August 2022
Semester 2 – Block 2 2 September 2022 5 September 2022
Semester 2 – Block 3 7 October 2022 10 October 2022
Semester 2 – Block 4 4 November 2022 7 November 2022

2021 dates for Block Model for domestic students (Melbourne & Sydney)

Study period Payment due date Census date
Summer Block 1 22 January 2021 25 January 2021
Semester 1 - Block 1 26 February 2021 1 March 2021
Semester 1 – Block 2 26 March 2021 29 March 2021
Semester 1 – Block 3 7 May 2021 10 May 2021
Semester 1 – Block 4 4 June 2021 7 June 2021
Winter block 9 July 2021 12 July 2021
Semester 2 – Block 1 6 August 2021 9 August 2021
Semester 2 – Block 2 3 September 2021 6 September 2021
Semester 2 – Block 3 8 October 2021 11 October 2021
Semester 2 – Block 4 5 November 2021 8 November 2021

2022 dates for 8-week Block Model

Study period Payment due date Census date
8 Week - Block 1 25 February 2022 7 March 2022
8 Week – Block 2 29 April 2022 9 May 2022
8 Week – Block 3 5 August 2022 15 August 2022
8 Week – Block 4 7 October 2022 17 October 2022
8 Week – Block 5 2 December 2022 19 December 2022

2021 dates for 8-week Block Model for domestic students

Study period Payment due date Census date
8 Week - Block 1 26 February 2021 9 March 2021
8 Week – Block 2 7 May 2021 17 May 2021
8 Week – Block 3 6 August 2021 16 August 2021
8 Week – Block 4 8 October 2021 18 October 2021
8 Week – Block 5 3 December 2021 20 December 2021

2021 dates for 4-week Block Model for international students

Study period Payment due date 1 Payment due date 2 Census date
Summer Block 1 22 January 2021 Not applicable 25 January 2021
Semester 1 – Block 1 26 February 2021 16 April 2021 1 March 2021
Semester 1 – Block 2 26 February 2021 16 April 2021 29 March 2021
Semester 1 – Block 3 26 February 2021 16 April 2021 10 May 2021
Semester 1 – Block 4 26 February 2021 16 April 2021 7 June 2021
Winter block 9 July 2021 Not applicable 12 July 2021
Semester 2 – Block 1 6 August 2021 8 October 2021 9 August 2021
Semester 2 – Block 2 6 August 2021 8 October 2021 6 September 2021
Semester 2 – Block 3 6 August 2021 8 October 2021 11 October 2021
Semester 2 – Block 4 6 August 2021 8 October 2021 8 November 2021

2021 dates for 8-week Block Model for international students

Study period Payment due date 1 Payment due date 2 Census date
Block 1 26 February 2021 16 April 2021 9 March 2021
Block 2 26 February 2021 16 April 2021 17 May 2021
Block 3 6 August 2021 8 October 2021 16 August 2021
Block 4 6 August 2021 8 October 2021 18 August 2021
Block 5 3 December 2021 Not applicable 20 December 2021

 

2022 dates for foundation studies trimesters (Melbourne)

Study period Payment due date Census date
Trimester 1 18 February 2022 11 March 2022
Trimester 2 17 June 2022 8 July 2022
Trimester 3 7 October 2022 28 October 2022

2021 dates for foundation studies trimesters (Melbourne)

Study period Payment due date Census date
Trimester 1 19 February 2021 12 March 2021
Trimester 2 18 June 2021 9 July 2021
Trimester 3 8 October 2021 20 October 2021

 

These dates are for students studying postgraduate business courses via VU Online.

2022 dates for VU Online

Study period Payment due date Census date
Study period 1 14 January 2022 21 January 2022
Study period 2 11 March 2022 18 March 2022
Study period 3 13 May 2022 20 May 2022
Study period 4 8 July 2022 15 July 2022
Study period 5 2 September 2022 9 September 2022
Study period 6 28 October 2022 4 November 2022

2021 dates for VU Online

Study period Payment due date Census date
Study period 1 15 January 2021 22 January 2021
Study period 2 12 March 2021 19 March 2021
Study period 3 14 May 2021 21 May 2021
Study period 4 9 July 2021 16 July 2021
Study period 5 3 September 2021 10 September 2021
Study period 6 29 October 2021 5 November 2021

 

Student Services & Amenities Fee (SSAF)

SSAF is charged twice a year based on your enrolment load. You must pay your SSAF by the due date, or defer if you're eligible.

See more about paying your SSAF - who pays it, how much, and when it is due.