If you withdraw after the applicable census date, academic and financial penalties may apply, dependant on when you withdraw. You are not entitled to a refund of fees after the census date of the unit has passed. If however you are able to demonstrate special circumstances for withdrawal after the census date you may apply for consideration of a remission of debt and/or refund through the Fees Unit.

Your application will undergo one assessment, which is undertaken by a Remissions Officer acting as the delegate for the Commonwealth Department of Education Secretary for remissions and/or re-credit applications. The assessment will cover both the removal of the academic and financial penalty on the units you have applied for remission on. You will receive an outcome for your application within the timeframe of 45 working days from receipt of an acknowledgement or 60 working days from submission of the application, whichever occurs first.

To assist you in determining the information and documentation you will need to provide you can read through the Guide on Criteria for Remission Assessment.  

If you wish to apply for remission of debt you need to read through and complete a Remission of Debt Application Guide and Form. If you have any questions about the process or require further information please contact the Fees Unit.


The University will refund all or part of your fees on the following basis:

  • the unit does not commence on the published start date
  • the unit commences but is not offered to completion

Refunds will be paid within 4 weeks after receipt of your completed Request for Refund Form (PDF 242KB).

If you make payments in excess of the cost of your tuition fees or student contribution or have varied your enrolment before the applicable census date, you may be entitled to have any excess money refunded. If you have a credit balance, this will be displayed on your Fees Summary, which you can access by logging in to your eStudent Centre, and clicking on the Invoices link under the Fees menu item, or by logging directly in to the eStudent Centre - Invoices page.

You will have two options:

  1. Apply for a refund, or
  2. Do nothing and elect to have the credit amount transferred to the next semester's fees liability.