We understand that you may experience financial difficulties at some point during your studies.
If you are experiencing financial hardship it is very important you don’t ignore your situation.
There is help available. Read about our support services and book an appointment with a Student Support Advisor as soon as possible to discuss your options.
You* may also:
- reduce your fees by changing your enrolment
- apply for a leave of absence for a semester, or
- if you cannot afford your tuition fees, you may need to cancel your enrolment.
*If you are an international student you must ensure any enrolment changes are not in breach of your visa conditions.
Please note: In response to COVID-19, regulators (TEQSA and ASQA) are providing temporary short-term allowances for RMIT to approve requests from international students to reduce their study load; without impacting student visa requirements. Before reducing your study load, it is important to seek advice from your School or Course Coordinator about how these changes could impact your progression and whether there will be opportunities to catch up in an accelerated mode at a later date. It is also important to keep comprehensive records of any agreements made with your School/Course Coordinator about reducing your study load, as this information may be needed to extend your student visa in future. These COVID-19 allowances are temporary only, and will be withdrawn at a future date to be determined by the regulators. Once these temporary allowances are withdrawn, international students will be required – as per usual process – to provide evidence of continued compassionate or compelling circumstances in order to remain studying with a reduced study load. See the Department of Home Affairs for the latest information on student visa requirements.