FEES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS
Griffith College has a range of payment options for both international and domestic students.
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Tuition fees are levied by Griffith College to cover the costs of delivering a course or program. Program tuition fees will vary each year. The total trimester tuition fees that a student will be liable for may vary depending on the number of courses in which they enrol.
Students must pay the tuition fee applicable to a course in the trimester they are enrolled. Fees on all offerings are subject to change, though Griffith College makes every effort to ensure that they are correct at the time of enrolment. When fees are increased, all Griffith College agents and representatives are notified.
Tuition fees vary depending on whether the student is local or international. For the purposes of calculating fees payable, an international student is defined as one who is not an Australian or New Zealand citizen or the holder of a permanent residency visa. Tuition fees are levied based on the courses a student is enrolled in on the census date. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that tuition fees are paid before enrolment at the commencement of each trimester.
Tuition fees will not be refunded unless the student has completed, cancelled or withdrawn. For more information, see the Griffith College Refund Policy.
If you are an international student and this is your first trimester of studies at Griffith College, you would have paid your tuition fees prior to your arrival in Australia.
Payment options below do not apply to Griffith University students. Please refer to Griffith University website for payment details.
Your fees can be paid by:
Western Union Global Pay
With the Western Union Global Pay for Students platform, you can complete your payment in your own currency using a cost-effective telegraphic transfer or credit card, without hassles, processing fees, or delays.
To pay by telegraphic transfer or credit card log onto Western Union Global Pay as outlined in your Acceptance of Offer. When you accept your offer, please ensure you attach a copy of your telegraphic transfer receipt.
Telegraphic transfer/direct deposit
If you are an Australian citizen/permanent resident, you have the following payment options.
Students who are granted permanent residency status prior to the census date for a trimester will be charged as a domestic student for that trimester, providing they submit documentary evidence for their change of visa status.
FEE-HELP is only available for Diploma and Associate Degree programs, for:
- Australian citizens or
- New Zealand Special Category Visa (NZ SCV) holder who meets the long term residency requirement or
- Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders
FEE-HELP is the Australian Government loan scheme that will assist eligible* full fee-paying domestic (Australian) students to pay their tuition fees at an eligible Higher Education Provider. A FEE-HELP loan can cover all or part of a student’s tuition fees. There is a loan fee imposed by the Australian Government, and for more information on calculating a student loan fee please visit the Study Assist website. The portion that you elect to pay can be paid upfront using the methods outlined above or a payment plan can be entered into for this amount (refer to Payment Plan below).
Repayments can be made through the taxation system along with any other HELP loan (e.g. HECS-HELP). Compulsory repayments commence once taxable income reaches a certain threshold which for the 2021 income year is $46,620. Voluntary repayments can be made at any time. Australian Government Study Assist has detailed information including a FEE-HELP information booklet.
*FEE-HELP loan policy requires students to maintain a minimum pass rate, relevant to the number of units they are enrolled in (not their academic pass rate), to continue using FEE-HELP for their studies.
Apply for FEE-HELP online
If you wish to apply for FEE-HELP please email firstname.lastname@example.org so a FEE-HELP application can be arranged for you and emailed to you by the Australian Government.
If you wish to enter into a payment plan arrangement with Griffith College for all or part of your tuition fees for the trimester, you must contact Griffith College’s finance department prior to enrolling. Payment plan arrangements allows you to pay all fees owing in four monthly instalments.