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. Instalment plan applications are reviewed based on individual basis and if the application is approved, you will be able to pay your tuition fees in three separate instalments.

Who can apply?

International students who have completed at least one semester at ACU are eligible to apply. Instalment plans are not available to international students in their first semester of study at ACU.

Can I still apply for an instalment plan if my enrolment has been previously cancelled for non-payment of fees?

Yes, you can still submit an Instalment Plan Application even if your enrolment was previously cancelled for non-payment of fees. However, your payment history will be taken into serious consideration and it is likely that your application will be refused unless extensive supporting documentation can be provided.

Can I apply for an instalment plan for my winter or summer school fees?

No, instalment plans are available for Semester 1 and Semester 2 tuition fees payments only.

How do I apply?

You can apply by completing the Instalment Plan Application Form and attach supporting documentary evidence to support your request. The form and all supporting documents must be submitted by email to international.compliance@acu.edu.au

Please note: Hard copy (eg paper) applications will not be processed.

When can I apply?

You may apply as soon as the Application Form is available on this website. The Application Form will be made available approximately two months before the tuition fees due date.

When is the last day to apply?

The closing date for Semester 2, 2019 application is 22 July 2019. Any applications received after 5:00pm, 22 July 2019 will not be considered.

How do I find out if my application is approved or not?

You will be notified of the outcome of your application by email to your ACU student email account within ten working days of the submission of a completed application.

What happens if I miss an instalment due date?

If you miss an instalment due date, a $200 Late Payment Fee will be charged to your account.

If you have difficulties in meeting the instalment due dates due to unforeseen circumstances, you must contact your International Student Adviser as soon as possible (and do so prior to the fees due date) to discuss your options.

What do I do if my enrolment is cancelled for non-payment of fees?

If you miss your fee payment due date, you will receive an email notifying that the University will commence proceedings to cancel your enrolment. A $200 Late Payment Fee and Financial Hold will be applied to your student account. If you do not pay your outstanding fee within 20 working day from the date of the email, your enrolment will be cancelled. You will also be charged with a $150 Reinstatement Fee in order to have your enrolment reinstated. For international students studying on a student visa, the university will have to report your cancellation of enrolment due to non-payment of fees to the Department of Education and Training (DET) and Department of Home Affairs (DHA) as required under the National Code 2018. This may have a serious impact upon your student visa and you are strongly recommended to contact the nearest DHA office to discuss the implications.

I have questions about instalment plans, who can I contact?

You are welcome to contact your International Student Adviser if you have any questions or concerns regarding your tuition fees payments.

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