If you're having difficulty paying your fees, please read the information below before booking an appointment with our Student Assist team.
Grants & Loans
Unfortunately there are no grants available from either the Curtin Student Guild or Curtin University to help you pay your fees.
Loans are not available for international students to assist in the payment of fees.
There are both ‘Need’ and ‘Merit’ based scholarships that both future and current students can apply for as well as undergraduate, postgraduate and students in research programs.
Visit Curtin’s scholarships and sign up for email alerts. Read the application forms carefully and answer every question as Curtin scholarships receive many applications each semester and only those that are completed fully are considered.
They do not chase students for missing information.
Extensions & Payment Plans
What can I do if I need a little more time to pay but the money is coming?
International Students: If you are having difficulty is short term such as a delay in transferring funds from your home country, then you can ask Curtin Fees for a Payment Plan.
Find the application through this link Application for Payment Instalment Plan | Curtin University.
Important things to remember:
- The application must be lodged before the fees invoice due date.
- There will be a sanction (red banner) on your OASIS until your fees are paid in full. This may mean you will not be able to see results for assessments you have submitted.
- Fees are expected to be paid in full BEFORE final exams of the semester or you may not be able to sit exams. So plan accordingly.
- If approved, your fees will be divided into equal payments which will be due on the 15th day of the month. All fees must be paid by the study week prior to final exam period of the study period.
Ongoing Financial Hardship
If your circumstances are of a longer term nature then please seek advice from Student Assist at the Guild or Curtin Connect to explore other avenues such as reducing your study load or taking a leave of absence.
Finding a Job
First make sure you have an updated CV/resume. For assistance in writing a resume, contact Curtin Careers in Building 102 or via email.
Curtin offers an Earn While You Learn program - check it out for employment opportunities on campus
Here are some other places to look for work.
Permanent Residents have the same requirements as International students except there are two advantages:
- Permanent Residents can work as many hours as they wish.
- Permanent Residents can study part time.
If you are a Permanent Resident who is having difficulty paying your fees, we recommend working while you are studying part time. We would not recommend getting into debt to study. Save up and start your studies when you can afford it.
Student Assist is the free support and advocacy service of the Curtin Student Guild.
Our officers are unbiased, confidential, and—most importantly— run by the Guild, therefore completely independent of Curtin University
Please include your name, student number, course of study and a description of your query.
Phone: (08) 9266 2900
Free call: 1800 063 865
Building 106F, Curtin University
Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm
Students at the Kalgoorlie WASM campus are welcome to contact us.