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 loans available from either the Curtin Student Guild or Curtin University to help you pay your fees.
International Students - visit StudyPerth to find out more about what financial support is available.
Curtin offers a range of scholarships rewarding academic excellence, supporting research and enabling students from all backgrounds to realise their potential. Scholarships are available for both commencing and current Curtin students.
Scholarships are more than just financial support, they can enhance your portfolio of achievements.
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.
To be eligible to be considered for a tuition fee payment instalment plan, you must:
- Be a continuing (i.e. not in your first study period) International student enrolled in an award degree.
- Apply before the due date shown on your invoice.
- Not owe any tuition fees from previous study periods/research terms at the time of application.
Important things to remember:
- 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.