Fee Refunds

There can be a number of reasons why you may need to apply for a fee refund. Below is an overview of Fee Refunds and Eligibility. Also click here for a more in depth overview and the Fee Refund form you need to fill out to apply.

To put it simply – to apply for a fee refund and be eligible, one of the four following circumstances must apply to you:

  • Special Circumstances beyond your control – an unusual event for which the student is not responsible for (a lack of knowledge on FEE HELP is not considered beyond a person’s control).
  • Special Circumstances that do not make their full impact on you until on or after the census date for the unit
    • These circumstances can occur:
      1. before the census date, but worsen after that day,
      2. before the census date, but the full effect does not become apparent until after that day
      3. on or after the census date
  • Impracticable to complete requirements for a unit of study – circumstances include:
    • Medical circumstances – a medical condition has changed leaving the person unable to study
    • Family/Personal circumstances – death or severe medical problems within a family, or unforeseen family financial difficulties
    • Employment related circumstances – change in employment status leaving student unable to complete studies
    • Course related circumstances – for example where the university has changed the unit it had offered leaving the student unable to complete

If you would like any advice on how to write your fee refund letter or what you can do to support your application, contact us.


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