Fees 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 arranged on a per-semester basis only
  • Cannot be applied retrospectively
  • Are not available to commencing students: Undergraduates, you cannot apply in the first year of study. Postgraduates, you cannot apply in your first semester of study.
  • Are only available to full-fee-paying students. They are not available to Commonwealth Supported students

View the full Fee Policy: Domestic | International

Making Payments (instalment arrangements)

  • You must pay an administrative fee ($100) plus one third of your fee liability before the payment plan can be activated.
  • The remaining balance will be paid under a payment plan with an instalment amount defined by the University.
  • For Semester 1 the standard arrangement is first instalment due by 30 March, second instalment due by 30 April, third instalment due by 30 May.
  • For Semester 2 the standard arrangement is first instalment due by 30 August, second instalment due by 30 September and third instalment due by 30 October.
  • Payment plans will be limited to the semester 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.


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 on time. Applications are reviewed individually. An administrative fee of $100 will be charged to establish a payment plan.

Submit your application no later than the fee payment due date for the semester in which you are requesting a payment plan. Applications received after the fee payment due date will not 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.