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

2019 dates

Study period Payment due date Census date
Semester 3 (2018/2019) 16/11/2018 16/01/2019
Semester 1 01/03/2019 22/03/2019
Semester 4 (Winter term) 07/06/2019 14/06/2019
Semester 2 26/07/2019 16/08/2019
Semester 3 (Summer term 2019/2020) 15/11/2019 10/01/2020

2019 dates

Study period Payment due date Census date
Summer Block 1 18/01/2019 21/01/2019
Semester 1 - Block 1 1/03/2019 4/03/2019
Semester 1 - Block 2 29/03/2019 27/03/2019
Semester 1 - Block 3 3/05/2019 6/05/2019
Semester 1 - Block 4 31/05/2019 3/06/2019
Winter block 28/06/2019 1/07/2019
Semester 2 - Block 1 26/07/2019 29/07/2019
Semester 2 - Block 2 23/08/2019 26/08/2019
Semester 2 - Block 3 4/10/2019 7/10/2019
Semester - block 4 1/11/2019 4/11/2019
Summer block 2 29/11/2019 2/12/2019

2019

Study period Payment due date Census date
Summer Block 1 18/01/2019 21/01/2019
Semester 1 - Block 1 1/03/2019 4/03/2019
Semester 1 - Block 2 1/03/2019 27/03/2019
Semester 1 - Block 3 1/03/2019 6/05/2019
Semester 1 - Block 4 1/03/2019 3/06/2019
Winter block 28/06/2019 1/07/2019
Semester 2 - Block 1 26/07/2019 29/07/2019
Semester 2 - Block 2 26/07/2019 26/08/2019
Semester 2 - Block 3 26/07/2019 7/10/2019
Semester 2 - Block 4 26/07/2019 4/11/2019
Summer block 2 29/11/2019 2/12/2019

2019 dates

Study period Payment due date Census date
Trimester 1 – Melbourne 8/03/2019 29/03/2019
Trimester 2 – Melbourne 19/07/2019 9/08/2019
Trimester 3 - Melbourne 8/11/2019 29/11/2019

These dates are for people studying at VU Sydney.

2019 dates

Study period Census date
Trimester 1 – Sydney 19/04/2019
Trimester 2 – Sydney 16/08/2019
Trimester 3 – Sydney 13/12/2019

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

2019 dates

Study period Tuition payment due Census date
Study period 1, 2019 16/01/2019 25/01/2019
Study period 2, 2019 13/03/2019 22/03/2019
Study period 3, 2019 15/05/2019 24/05/2019
Study period 4, 2019 10/07/2019 19/07/2019
Study period 5, 2019 4/09/2019 13/09/2019
Study period 6, 2019 30/10/2019 8/11/2019

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.