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Paying your fees

Unpaid fees

You are expected to pay your fees by the due date outlined on your Student Financial Statement, available through Sydney Student. We will also send you an email reminder to your University email address when you have fees due.

You should make your payment as early as possible, as it can take up to five business days for a payment to be reflected in Sydney Student. 

Domestic students with a commonwealth supported place

If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) your enrolment as a CSP will be cancelled if:

  • you do not complete a Request for Commonwealth support and HECS-HELP form by the relevant census date, or
  • if paying upfront, you do not pay your fees by the due date.

If your enrolment is cancelled, your re-enrolment will need to be approved by the University. There is no automatic right of re-entry.

If you are approved to re-enrol, you will no longer have a Commonwealth supported place. You will only be able to re-enrol as a 'non-award' student which means that you will be required to pay full fees for your enrolled units upfront, rather than the subsidised student contribution. The fees for non-award study are substantially higher than the student contribution amount that you pay in a Commonwealth supported place. You will also be required to pay an administration fee in addition to your fees.

Please contact the Student Fees team if you would like to re-enrol after cancellation.

International students and domestic fee-paying students

If you haven’t paid your fees by the due date, a sanction will be applied to your student record, preventing you from accessing your results or your transcript until your fees are paid in full. You will also be unable to enrol in any future teaching periods, or if you have already enrolled, your enrolment for those teaching periods will be cancelled if your debt remains unpaid. Your debt may also be referred to a third-party debt collection agency in line with University policy.

If you are a student visa holder and your enrolment is cancelled by the University due to non-payment of fees, your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) will be cancelled and the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) will be notified. The eCoE cancellation means you may be subject to visa cancellation by DHA.

Please contact the Student Fees team if you would like to re-enrol after cancellation.

Having a sanction lifted

Once payment is received in your University account, it can take up to five business days for sanctions to be lifted from your account.

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Last updated: 14 April 2022

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