Higher education

Special Circumstances Payment Plan

If you are having difficulty making payment of your tuition fees by the invoice due date you may be eligible to apply for a special circumstances payment plan.


To be eligible for a special circumstances payment plan you must:

  • Be a continuing international student;
  • Have been financially impacted by circumstances beyond your control. Special circumstances can included major political upheaval or natural disaster in a student’s home country that have impacted your family;
  • Have no outstanding debts from previous semesters;
  • Apply before the invoice due date; and
  • Not have defaulted on previous payment plans.

The following students are not eligible to apply for a special circumstances payment plan:

  • Commencing International students.
  • Domestic Higher Education and TAFE students.
Instalments for Semester 1, 2024 Payment Plans
Instalment DateInstalment Amount
4 April 202450% of tuition fees
4 June 202450% of tuition fees
How to apply

Applications for a special circumstances payment plan closed on 31 March 2024. No further applications will be accepted after this date.


You must be able to demonstrate that the special circumstances have had a significant impact on your financial situation and your ability to make payment of your tuition fees.

A personal statement is not considered sufficient evidence of special circumstances.

Payment plan applications which are submitted without supporting evidence will be denied.

If successful, the amount due for each instalment will appear on your my Student Centre invoice after your payment plan application is received and processed. Please allow a minimum of 10 business days for processing.

If you do not successfully apply for a payment plan your fees will be due on the semester census date 31 March 2024.

All communications will be sent to your Federation University email address (example: yourname@students.federation.edu.au).