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Do I have to pay fees for units I withdraw from?

Whether you have to pay fees for units you withdraw from depends on whether you withdraw before or after the final date to withdraw without penalty, which we call the census date.

The key dates for withdrawing from units tell you when you can withdraw with and without financial penalty. Make sure you look at the right dates for the semester or teaching period you're enrolled in.

Check the key dates for withdrawing from units

  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 22 March 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 16 August 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 13 December 2024
    This date relates to the 12 week Summer teaching period

    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.

  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 29 November 2024
    This date relates to the 6 week Summer 1 teaching period

    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.

  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 22 March 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 16 August 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 01 March 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 05 April 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 10 May 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 28 June 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 02 August 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 06 September 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 25 October 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 29 November 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 06 December 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 10 May 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 08 November 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 31 May 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Thursday 31 October 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 08 March 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 10 May 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 22 March 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in a cancellation of your enrolment.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 03 May 2024
    Census is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. 
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 02 August 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 04 October 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 16 August 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements may result in cancellation of your enrolment. 
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 20 September 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 23 February 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 17 May 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 09 August 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 01 November 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 09 February 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 15 March 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 03 May 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 07 June 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 26 July 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 30 August 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 18 October 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 22 November 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 12 April 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 09 August 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 06 December 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 23 February 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 17 May 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 09 August 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 01 November 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 15 March 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 12 July 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 08 November 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 15 March 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 17 May 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 12 July 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 13 September 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.
  • Fees - Census dates

    Friday 08 November 2024
    Census date is the date in each teaching period by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised. Failure to satisfy your enrolment requirements will result in cancellation of your enrolment. More information about census dates.

I withdrew from units before the census date

If you withdraw from units before the census date (final date to withdraw without financial penalty), you won't have to pay fees for those units, and they won't count towards your HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP balances.

If you've already paid for those units, you may be able to have your fees refunded.

Find out about student fee refunds

I withdrew from units after the census date

If you withdraw from units after the census date (final date to withdraw without financial penalty), you will have to pay for those units.

If you're withdrawing due to special circumstances, such as medical problems or the death of a family member, you may be able to apply to have your fees refunded, or HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP balance re-credited.

Withdrawing from units without penalty

Withdrawal charges for domestic students

Withdrawal charges are set in accordance with the Manual of Policies and Procedures (MOPP). These charges apply to domestic fee paying and Commonwealth supported students.

Withdraw on or before the census date
No cancellation charge.
Withdraw after the census date
Cancellation charge is 100% of your student contribution amount.

Withdrawal charges for international students

Financial and academic penalties may apply to withdrawal of units.

If you withdraw from units, you may not complete your studies within the time specified in your confirmation of enrolment (eCoE). This means you can't meet the requirements of your student visa and it may be cancelled.

Prior to withdrawing from any units:

  • If you're an international student studying a whole course at QUT, make sure you remain enrolled in at least one internal (on-campus) unit each semester or teaching period to stay enrolled in your course
  • If you're a study abroad or exchange student studying at QUT for one or two semesters, make sure you're still enrolled in 36 credit points of internal (on-campus) units each semester.

For more information, visit:

International student refund policy

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