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If you withdraw after the applicable census date, academic and financial penalties may apply, dependent on when you withdraw. You are not entitled to a refund of fees after the census date of a unit has passed. However, if you are able to demonstrate special circumstances for withdrawal exist, which occurred after the applicable census date/s to your application, you may apply for consideration of a remission of debt 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.

Government regulations stipulate a response should be received within 60 days, however the Fees Team endeavours to process applications more quickly than that, particularly when the relevant supporting documentation has been provided.

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, which has been derived from the Remission Policy.

If you wish to apply for remission of debt you need to read through and complete a Request for Remission 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

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.

Refunds will be paid within 4 weeks after receipt of your completed Request for Refund application: