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 on an individual basis and, if the application is approved, you will be able to pay your tuition fees in three separate instalments.

You can apply by completing the Instalment Plan Application Form

Please note: Hard copy (e.g., paper) applications will not be processed.

Who can apply?

International students who have completed at least one semester at ACU are eligible to apply. International students in their first semester of study at ACU should contact their International Student Advisor if they have difficulties paying their tuition fees

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 when we assess your application.

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

When can I apply?

You may apply as soon as the application form is available on this website, which is approximately two months before the tuition fees due date of each semester.

When is the last day to apply?

The closing date is Monday one week before the semester commencement date. Any applications received after the closing date 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.

How do I pay my tuition fees if my application for instalment plan is approved?

If your application is approved, you must pay each instalment in full by the following instalment due dates:

Instalment 1: 50% of total tuition fees payable due on the semester payment due date (please refer to Payment Due Dates webpage)

Instalment 2: 25% of total tuition fees payable due three weeks after instalment 1

Instalment 3: 25% of total tuition fees payable due three weeks after instalment 2

What happens if I miss an instalment due date?

If you have not paid all your fees by the final instalment 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, before the fees due date to discuss your options.

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

If you have not paid all your fees by the final instalment date, you will receive an email notifying you of the University’s intention 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 fees within 20 working days from the date of the email, your enrolment will be cancelled. You will also be charged 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, Skills and Employment and Department of Home Affairs (DHA) as required under the National Code 2018. This may have a serious impact upon your student visa. At this point you will be strongly recommended to contact the nearest DHA office to discuss the implications on your student visa.

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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