If you're not eligible to defer your tuition fees to a HELP loan, or choose not to, you are expected to make upfront payment by the due date shown on your tax invoice.

If you're experiencing financial difficulties, you may be eligible for financial assistance.

I owe money from a previous semester

If you owe money from a previous semester or teaching period, any payment you make will go towards that debt before paying the fees from your current tax invoice.

This means you may be penalised for not paying your full fees for the current semester and sanctions may be applied to your student account.

Make sure you check your balance so that you know exactly what you need to pay. When you pay your fees, you can change the amount you're paying so that it includes any debt from previous semesters.

I missed the due date and also didn't pay my fees by the census date

Domestic fee paying and International students

If you're a Domestic fee-paying or International student, you will receive a late payment fee and a sanction will be applied to your student account. The late payment fee and your unpaid tuition fees must be paid immediately.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) students

If you're a CSP student and pay your tuition fees upfront, your enrolment will be cancelled in accordance with the Australian Government's Higher Education Support Act (2003) (HESA). Under HESA, QUT has no discretion to accept payments or tax file numbers after the census date. For more information, please visit the Study Assist website.

I owe $1,000 or more after the census date

Domestic fee paying students

If you're an Australian citizen or permanent visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen, your enrolment for the current semester or teaching period will be cancelled.

If you want to re-enrol, you must pay your tuition fees, Student Services and Amenities fees, and a late fee by the reinstatement deadline given to you.

If you still don't pay, your enrolment in your unit will be cancelled and you'll have to re-enrol in a future teaching period.

Returning to study

International students

If you're an International student, your enrolment for the current semester or teaching period will be cancelled. If you want to re-enrol, you must pay your tuition fees and a late fee by the appeal deadline given to you.

If you still do not pay, your enrolment in your course will be cancelled and you'll have to reapply for the course if you want to return to study.

The University will also notify the Australian Government and your visa may be cancelled.

You will also be subject to international tuition cancellation charges.

Returning to study

I didn't pay my Student Services and Amenities fees

If you didn't pay your Student Services and Amenities Fees, or if eligible, submit a valid SA-HELP form by the census date, a sanction will have been applied to your student account. The sanction will apply until your outstanding fees are paid in full.

What happens if I have a sanction applied?

The type of sanction applied will depend on the amount you owe.

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