I can't pay my fees, what should I do?

Question:

I can't pay my fees, what should I do?

Answer:

Domestic Students

If you are experiencing difficulties paying your student fees you may wish to consider the following payment options:

  • Take out a HECS-HELP loan (you must be a Commonwealth supported student, and subject to eligibillty)
  • Take out a FEE-HELP loan (you must be paying domestic tuition fees, and subject to eligibility)

To apply for an extension of time

Your application must be in writing via enquiry at ask.mq.edu.au with "extension request" as the subject heading.

You will be advised of the Assistant Director's decision within two weeks of your application.

International Students (excluding HDR students)

If you are experiencing difficulties paying your student fees you may wish to consider to apply for a short extension of time (see below) eg if you are waiting for funds to arrive from overseas

Complete a fee extension request at:

https://ask.mq.edu.au/

Select "Current Student" go to "International forms" and complete the "International Fee Extension" form before the payment due date.

Higher Degree Research Students

Complete a fee extension request at:

https://ask.mq.edu.au/

Select "Current Student" go to "HDR" and complete the "Higher Degree Research Extension Form" form before the payment due date.

You must apply before your fees are due, to avoid a $200 late payment fee, and you will need to clearly explain the reasons why you are unable to pay your fees by the due date, and indicate when you will be able to make payment in full. For further information, please refer to Revenue Services .

Where Can I seek Help?

- Speak to a Welfare Officer at Campus Wellbeing for help with financial problems

- Contact Student Advocacy and Support to discuss options and alternatives