How much do I owe?
Where do I find out how much I owe?
The myGriffith Fees page displays an account summary including your current charges, overdue amounts, and due dates for payment. To view the myGriffith Fees page go to myGriffith > My Courses > Fees.
The Academic Charges Account is an electronic document which provides you with a detailed account summary and payment information. To generate an Academic Charges Account go to myGriffith > My Courses > Fees > See my academic charges and select the ‘Academic Charges Account’ link on your online Student Centre.
What is on the Academic Charges Account?
The Academic Charges Account lists the following:
- Course charges
- Student Service and Amenities Fee (SSAF)
- Amount/s due
- Due date/s
- Summary of charges
- Payment options
When will I get an Academic Charges Account?
Your Academic Charges Account will be available via myGriffith at least one week prior to the start of the teaching period.
The University will send an email to your Griffith student email account when your Academic Charges Account is available.
The Academic Charges Account is only available electronically. You will not be sent an account through the mail.
What if I change my enrolment after I get an Academic Charges Account?
If you change your enrolment you will need to generate a new Academic Charges Account to get an updated account.
Once you have paid your fees you can no longer generate an Academic Charges Account for the trimester.
Updates of your Academic Charges Account are run daily until census date for the teaching period. The census dates for the various teaching periods are listed below:
|Teaching period||Census date|
|Courses** which start in week 1 of Trimester 1 where the teaching period is more than 10 weeks but no more than 12 weeks
||End of fourth week of trimester, as specified in the Academic Calendar|
|Courses** which start in week 1 of Trimester 2 where the teaching period is more than 10 weeks but no more than 12 weeks||End of fourth week of trimester, as specified in the Academic Calendar|
|Courses where the teaching period* is more than 10 weeks||End of fourth week of teaching period|
|Intensive mode courses where the teaching period* is 7 days or fewer||Day 2 of teaching period|
|Courses where the teaching period* is more than 7 days but not more than 2 weeks||Day 3 of teaching period|
|Courses where the teaching period* is more than 2 weeks but not more than 5 weeks||End of first week of teaching period|
|Courses where the teaching period* is more than 5 weeks but not more than 10 weeks
||End of second week of teaching period
|5670 Master of Business Administration and 3328 Graduate Certificate in Business Administration where the teaching period* is 6 weeks
||Day 12 of teaching period
|Full Year Courses** which start in week 1 of Trimester 1||End of fourth week of trimester, as specified in the Academic Calendar
|Full Year Courses*
||End of fourth week of teaching period
[*] 12 o'clock midnight of the designated day
[**] 12 o'clock midnight on Sunday of the designated week
If you have not paid by the due date, you risk late payment charges and/or cancellation.
How do I get a record of my payment?
The Financial Summary provides you with a record of the charges and payments for a particular trimester. To generate a Financial Summary go to myGriffith > My Courses > Fees > Generate a Financial Summary. Select the relevant trimester from the drop down menu and click on the ‘Financial Summary’ button.
How do I pay?
You will need:
Login to myGriffith > My courses > Fees and select the ‘Make a payment’ button.
|Western Union GlobalPay for Students
Fees can be paid by credit card or telegraphic transfer through Western Union GlobalPay for Students.
To make a payment, visit Western Union GlobPay for students and follow the online instructions.
Credit Card: Western Union accepts MasterCard and Visa credit cards.
Telegraphic Transfer: Complete your payment by transferring funds to Western Union Business Solutions at your bank or through online banking. International students can make payment in their local currency where possible.
Western Union provides dedicated customer service to students via Contact Western Union Business Solutions.
You will need:
When do I pay?
Each course has a census date which is the date by which a student must finalise their payment arrangements. The census date for Trimester 1, 2 and 3 is normally the end of teaching week 4 however some courses may have a different census date.
To find the census date for a course:
- Go to Programs and courses
- Enter the course code and select the 'Courses' button
- Click 'Search'
- Select the required course offering
- The census date is shown under 'Key Dates'.
You can find census date information for all teaching periods in Section 7.2 of the Student Administration Policy.
The Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) is a Commonwealth Government scheme which offers financial assistance to eligible students to pay their fees. If you wish to access a HELP loan, you must complete a request and submit your TFN by the census date.
Students that meet the citizenship and residency requirements, will be prompted to complete an electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form as part of the Pre-enrolment questionnaire, prior to enrolling in courses.
Further information can be found on HELP loans.
Academic payment plan
An Academic Payment Plan allows a student to pay certain fees and charges, in equal monthly instalments, over a period of time. You must be able to demonstrate genuine financial hardship to be eligible for a payment plan.
If you are a domestic fee paying student, visit your Student Centre to apply for an Academic Payment Plan.
If you are an International fee paying student, you will need to make an appointment with an International Student Advisor to apply for an Academic Payment Plan.
You can find further information in Section 12 of the Fees and Charges Policy.
Penalties for non-payment
Commonwealth supported students
Commonwealth supported students who have not paid the Student Contribution Amount (SCA) or provided their Tax File Number by the census date will have their enrolment cancelled. This is a legislative requirement of the Higher Education Support Act 2003.
To have your enrolment reinstated you must:
- provide evidence, within six weeks from the census date, that you have met the requirements of Commonwealth Support as at the census date.
Australian permanent residents are not eligible to defer their SCA. New Zealand citizens are not eligible to defer their SCA unless they meet specific eligibility criteria.
Fee paying students
Fee paying students who fail to pay their tuition fees by the census date will have their enrolment cancelled.
To have your enrolment reinstated you must:
- pay all outstanding fees and charges (plus a $100 reinstatement charge) within 20 working days of the notice of cancellation.
If you are an International student visa holder who has been cancelled for non-payment, you should contact Griffith International immediately. Cancellation of enrolment may affect the status of your student visa.
If your student account has an outstanding balance as at the census date, a service restriction will be placed on your record and a late payment charge of $70 may be imposed.
The service restriction will prevent you from:
- viewing your grades
- accessing your academic transcript
- making adjustments to current enrolment or enrolling in future trimesters
These restrictions will remain on your record until the outstanding fees and charges have been paid, including any late payment charge.
If you have a service restriction, you will be notified when you login to myGriffith.
You can find further information in Section 9 of the Fees and Charges Policy.
Financial help and support
There is considerable support for students, including financial help. This includes student loans and bursaries, Centrelink information, textbook exchange and much more. Refer to the Welfare and Student Liaison website for further information.
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