Onshore international higher education students and TAFE students are eligible to apply for a Waiver of Tuition Fees on compassionate grounds.
Lodgement of Waiver Application
Student prints the Waiver/Extension of Tuition Fees on Compassionate or Humanitarian Grounds form.
Student makes an appointment with a Student Adviser Welfare to discuss their application and ensure that all required details are provided.
Student Support consults with the College(s) in which the student is enrolled, VU Finance, and any other relevant University business unit to assist in making a recommendation regarding a waiver.
Student Adviser Welfare applies the criteria used to assess waivers (as stated on the relevant form and updated from time to time).
The Senior Advisor Welfare provides the application to the Senior Coordinator Student Support for review.
Recommendation & approval
The Senior Advisor Welfare makes a recommendation for a fee waiver to the Director, Student Services.
Director, Student Services approves or does not approve the waiver.
The Senior Advisor Welfare notifies the student of the decision and, if relevant, arranges for the appropriate adjustment within the system.
The Senior Coordinator makes a recommendation for the application to the Director Student Services which is submitted via the Manager Service Centres and Advising.
A student who is not granted a waiver may apply to have the decision reviewed by the Dean of Students.
The Student Welfare Officer will advise the student of their right to request a review and the process that they should follow in doing so.
The decision of the Dean of Students is final and there are no further appeal avenues within the University. External appeals may be available depending on the circumstances.
VU English students may apply to have fees waived in exceptional circumstances.
Applications for fee waivers for VU English students are assessed and approved by VU English.
A student who is not granted a waiver may apply to have the decision reviewed by the General Manager, VU English.
The decision of the General Manager, VU English, is final and there are no further appeal avenues within the University. External appeals may be available depending on the circumstances.