Think less about your fees and more about your future. We’ve made paying your fees a straightforward process. Find out how invoicing works at ACU, see which payment options we offer and learn about your options if you need to withdraw unexpectedly.
View your invoice
Before your fees are due, we’ll send you an email to your ACU student email account to let you know your invoice is ready to view in Student Connect.
Your invoice will be available four to six weeks before the payment due date.
To view invoice and payment due dates, visit the Student Portal.
We also send reminders to your ACU student email address, so make sure you check your email account regularly.
You’ll be issued with an invoice for each study period you’re enrolled in. These invoices will tell you how much you have to pay and when.
After your invoice has been issued, any changes made to your enrolment will be reflected on an updated invoice in Student Connect after 24 hours.
Domestic students (undergraduate and postgraduate)
How to pay
Upfront: You can pay your fees through Student Connect, either by credit card or BPAY.
Deferred: If you are eligible, you can defer your tuition to HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP. Visit the Financing your studies webpage for information.
Domestic students (VET)
If you are paying your vocational education and training (VET) course upfront, visit our VET fee payments page and select the relevant payment form for your course.
International students (undergraduate and postgraduate)
I’m a current international student
Payment options will be listed on your invoice.
I’m a new international student
If you’re about to begin studying with us, your Letter of Offer will contain detailed information about your tuition and Overseas Student Health Cover fees (if you intend to apply for a student visa).
All your fees must be paid in full before you will be issued a Confirmation of Enrolment.
If your course is 26 weeks or longer, you can also pay your fees in advance for future study periods if you wish.
How do I pay my international tuition fees?
Pay by credit card (new students only)
Use our international student payment form if you are going to accept an offer to study one of the following courses and wish to pay by credit card:
- English course
- Bachelor degree
- Postgraduate course.
Please note: This form is only for new students. Current students should pay through Student Connect.
New students can also pay by FlyWire (see below).
Pay by FlyWire (new students only)
international bank transfer / credit card
You can make a direct payment via international bank transfer or credit card using our payment service FlyWire*.
*Formerly named PeerTransfer.
Pay by bank transfer within Australia
International bank transfers should be made via FlyWire. Payments within Australia may be made by funds transfer to the following account:
Account name Australian Catholic University LTD
Bank name National Australia
Bank Branch Name The Boulevarde, Strathfield
Branch Number 082451
Account Number 506966793
Reference Please quote the reference number that appears in the top left hand corner of your letter of offer as your transaction reference.
You must ensure that you forward a copy of the receipt from your bank to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm payment with other required documentation.
Paying by instalments
If you are an international student with difficulties paying your tuition fees due to financial hardship, you may apply to pay your tuition fees by instalments each semester.
Who to contact for help
Do you need more information or help paying your fees? We have dedicated staff who are here to help.
Refunding your fees
Can I get a refund?
Under certain circumstances, you may be eligible for a refund (or partial refund) of your fees.
This usually applies when:
- Course fees have been overpaid
- You change your enrolment
- You withdraw from units before the census date
When to apply for a refund
You should apply for a refund of your fees if:
- You do not want your excess fees to be credited to the next study period
- You have withdrawn from your course prior to the census date and will not be returning to study.
Apply online for a refund
You will need your student ID details, access to your ACU student email address and a record of how your fees were paid.
Refund of fees in special circumstances
In certain special circumstances, we may approve a re-credit/refund of your fees after the census date.
There are very strict criteria that apply to this process. To qualify for special circumstances, you must demonstrate your circumstances meet all of the following criteria:
- They were beyond your control
- They did not make their full impact on you until on or after the census date for the unit of study in question
- They made it impracticable for you to complete the requirements of the unit during the period you were enrolled in that unit.
To apply for a special circumstances refund after the census date, complete our RE application form online.
International student fees
If you’re an international student, you can check if you can apply for a fee refund by visiting our international fee refund policy page.