The University of Divinity Council sets tuition fees and fees for other services annually. Fees at the University are governed by the Fees Policy. The approved schedule of tuition fees can be downloaded below.
2021 University of Divinity Fees
The Council has determined to set 2021 tuition fees at the same price as 2020 as a measure of supporting students in their studies through the financial challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
How to pay student tuition fees
The student tuition fee for a unit must be paid in full prior to the commencement of a unit. Fees are paid directly to the University of Divinity at the time of admission or re-enrolment.
Students may pay fees by any one of the following methods:
Australian citizens and holders of a permanent humanitarian visa may defer the payment of fees through the FEE-HELP loan scheme. Tuition fees are paid by the Australian Government and debited to a loan account. Students are not required to begin repaying the accumulated loan debt until their taxable income rises above the compulsory repayment threshold.
Applying for FEE-HELP
When do I apply for FEE-HELP?
FEE-HELP funding is linked to your course of study. If you are a new or existing student at the University of Divinity starting a new course or transferring to another course and you wish to secure FEE-HELP funding for that course, you will need to apply using the steps detailed below.
You must submit your application for FEE-HELP (eCAF) before the census date of your first unit. This will be listed on the eCAF. Otherwise, you will have to pay tuition fees in full upfront.
Re-enrolling students within the same course who are already on FEE-HELP do not need to take any action.
How to apply for FEE-HELP
- Step one (Student): Contact your College to let them know you wish to apply for FEE-HELP. Your intention to apply for FEE-HELP should be clearly indicated on your admission or re-enrolment (or financial variation) form.
- Step two (your College): Your College will apply for an eCAF (electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form) on your behalf. You will then receive an email from the Department of Education and Training inviting you to complete your eCAF.
- Step three (Student): The invitation will include a web-link which you will access with a Passkey given in the email along with your date of birth. You will need your Tax File No. to complete your eCAF. If there are any errors in your eCAF which you are unable to edit, then you must contact your College to correct this before you submit it.
For assistance, please contact your College.
Cheque or money order
Please attach a cheque or money order payable to the ‘University of Divinity’ to the admission form, re-enrolment form, or enrolment variation form as appropriate.
Credit Card payment is available over the phone. No extra charge applies. Please call the Finance Office on +61 3 9131 4916 or complete the authorisation form on page 2 of your ‘Statement of Fees’ and email email@example.com.
Please indicate you wish to pay by BPAY on your admission form, re-enrolment form or enrolment variation form. Your College will then provide you with a Statement of Fees within a few days. This Statement includes the University BPAY Biller Code and a unique reference number. Students must ensure they have completed the BPAY transaction prior to the commencement of units.
Third party payment
Students whose fees are paid by a third party, such as a sponsor, church, or employer, must provide an official record from the third party such as a letter accepting responsibility for payment of the fees together with the admission form, re-enrolment form or enrolment variation form. The third party will be invoiced directly by the University. Students in this category may also elect to use the BPAY facility and pass the Statement of Fees to the sponsor for prompt payment.
Western Union for Overseas Payment
Overseas students can pay tuition fees in local currency using Western Union Business Solutions. Western Union will deliver the funds directly to the University.
Research Fee Scholarship
Student tuition fees for doctoral students who have been awarded a Research Fee Scholarship will be met by Research Training Program funds.
Up-front Payments Tuition Protection
Up‑front payments tuition protection
Up-front payments tuition protection provides protection and assistance to support domestic higher education up‑front paying students if their private higher education provider defaults.
A provider defaults in relation to a unit or course if it:
- fails to commence a unit or course,
- ceases to deliver a unit or course after the unit or course has started and before it has ended, or
- closes completely.
In the case of a provider defaulting in relation to a unit or course, affected students will be assisted to either:
- complete their studies in an equivalent or similar unit and/or course with the same or another higher education provider, or
- receive a refund for the up-front tuition fee payments paid towards their unit that they were undertaking when their provider defaulted.
If the defaulting provider isunable to assist affected students, the Higher Education Tuition Protection Director from the Tuition Protection Service (TPS) will step in to assist students.
Your personal information will be collected for the purposes of tuition protection.
Your personal information is protected by law, including under the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act).
Personal information is information or an opinion about an identifiable individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable:
- whether the information or opinion is true or not, and
- whether the information or opinion is recorded in a material form or not.
Personal information includes an individual’s name and contact details.
Purpose of collecting your personal information
As a registered higher education provider, the University of Divinity is required by law (under the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Act 2011 (TEQSA Act)) to collect your personal information for the purpose of administering tuition protection for domestic up‑front paying students.
If you do not provide some or all of the personal information requested, in the case that the University of Divinity defaults in relation to a unit or course you are enrolled in, you may not be able to be assisted through the:
- provision of a suitable replacement unit or course or
- provision of a refund of any up‑front tuition fee payments you made in relation to your units.
How the University of Divinity and other bodies disclose your personal information
The University of Divinity will collect, hold, use and disclose your information in accordance with the law, including the Privacy Act, TEQSA Act and the Higher Education Support Act 2003.
As a registered higher education provider, the University of Divinity is required under the TEQSA Act to disclose the personal information we collect about you to the Department of Education, Skills and Employment (the department) for the purposes of administering tuition protection. A registered higher education provider may also disclose personal information to the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency for the purposes of performing functions under the TEQSA Act.
The department may disclose your information to the Higher Education Tuition Protection Director in the event the University of Divinity defaults or is viewed by the department to be at risk of defaulting. This is in order for the TPS to assist affected students under the TEQSA Act.
In the event the University of Divinity defaults and you are assisted to complete your studies in an equivalent or similar unit and/or course with a replacement higher education provider, then the University of Divinity and the Higher Education Tuition Protection Director may disclose your personal information to the replacement higher education provider in order for you to be enrolled in a replacement unit and/or course.
The department and the Higher Education Tuition Protection Director may also disclose some of your personal information to the Australian Government Actuary for the purposes of administering the up-front payments tuition protection levy payable by providers under the Higher Education (Up‑front Payments Tuition Protection Levy) Act 2020.
Your personal information may also be disclosed to other parties where you have provided consent, or where it is otherwise permitted under law.
Personal information the University of Divinity must disclose
The personal information that the University of Divinity may collect and disclose about you to the department in relation to up‑front payment tuition protection includes your:
- name, date of birth, contact details and identifiers (e.g. Unique Student Identifier),
- study arrangements and details including enrolments and course progress, and
- payment arrangements, including tuition fees paid or payable, scholarships and payments by third parties.
For more information about what personal information the University of Divinity collects and discloses to the department in relation to up‑front payments tuition protection can be found in sections 11 and 12 of the Tuition Protection (Up-front Payments Guidelines) 2020, available on the Federal Register of Legislation at https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/F2020L01635.
At any time, you may contact the University of Divinity to:
- request access to your personal information,
- correct your personal information,
- make a complaint about how your personal information has been handled, or
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To contact the department about your personal information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To contact the TPS about your personal information please email email@example.com.
Refund of student tuition fees
The University’s Fees Policy provides for the refund of student tuition fees or the recrediting of a FEE-HELP balance when special circumstances apply.
Students subject to financial hardship may be eligible to apply for a University Bursary. Please consult the Bursary Policy before completing a Bursary Application form and ensure you contact your College for assistance prior to submission.
If you require assistance or more information about the payment of fees, please contact the Finance team in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor.
Phone: +61 (03) 9853 3177, extension 3 (finance)