Fee Payment Plan

If you are having difficulty paying your tuition fees due to financial hardship you can apply for a payment plan. Payment Plans are usually approved for students who have experienced unforeseen or exceptional circumstances.

Conditions

Payment plans

  • Can only be arranged on a semester/term basis
  • Cannot be applied retrospectively
  • Are not usually available to commencing students
  • Are not available to students who are eligible for Commonwealth assistance

View the fee policy

Making Payments (instalment arrangements)

  • You will usually be required to pay one third of your fee liability together with the administrative fee, before your payment plan can be activated.
  • The remaining balance will be paid under a payment plan with an instalment amount defined by the University.
  • The standard arrangement is for the first payment to be due prior to the census date and the second and third instalments due at the end of the following two months. For example, in Term 1, the instalments would be due as follows: 15 March, 15 April 15 May.
  • Payment plans will be limited to the semester/term in which the request is made and no further extensions will be granted.

If you believe you will have difficulty paying your fees, please talk to the Student Financials Team via Student Central or email fees@unsw.edu.au.

Applying

  • You must submit a completed application form and a detailed personal statement describing your financial difficulties and why you are unable to pay your fees by the payment due date. Applications are assessed on their individual merits.
  • If your application for a payment plan is approved, an administrative fee of $100 will be applied.
  • Submit your application no later than the fee payment due date for the semester/term in which you are requesting a payment plan. Applications received after the fee payment due date cannot be considered.
  • Download the Payment Plan Application Form here (PDF, 92 KB, 1 page). Please allow 5 business days for processing. Contact fees@unsw.edu.au for the application closing date.

Cancelling your payment plan arrangement

To cancel your Payment Plan arrangement, please advise the Student Financials Team of your cancellation by email to fees@unsw.edu.au.  If your payment plan has been activated, then the administrative fee is not refundable.