Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Students who choose to withdraw from a summer/winter unit of study on or before the census date for the particular session are eligible for a full refund of their tuition fees. The census date is the date by which all your enrolment requirements must be finalised. Students withdrawing from units after the census date will be able to do so online through the Sydney Student online, student self-administration service via myuni in the same manner as regular semester, but you will be ineligible for a refund. Students intending to change their summer/winter unit selection can do so on or before the census date, subject to availability of places in classes.

How to apply for a refund

Students must withdraw from their units in good time - on or before the census date - before applying for a refund of summer/winter tuition fees. Only then will students be eligible to request a refund of tuition fees online by EFT. Please note, if you are a continuing student, then other tuition fees accrued during semester 1 and/or 2 may have been charged to your account. This means that fees paid for summer or winter sessions may be rolled over to cover your semester 1 or 2 debt and you may not be eligible for a refund. In all cases, students should login to myuni then navigate to your Sydney Student portal - My Finances - to request a tuition fee refund or review fee balance and rollover options.

Academic Penalty

You can withdraw from a Unit of Study until the end date of the teaching period however there may be an academic penalty. The teaching period is defined in hours of scheduled classes from the first day through to the last day, excluding the final examination or assessment. The following Academic penalties apply:

  1. Discontinue with no fail (DNF) applies if you withdraw after the census date but before half of the teaching period for that subject. You will not receive a refund of your tuition fees. DNF will be recorded on your academic transcript.
  2. Discontinue with fail (DF) applies if you withdraw after the census date and after half of the teaching period has passed, but only to the end of the teaching period. You may not withdraw after this date. You will not receive a refund of their tuition fee. DF will be recorded on your academic transcript.

Academic Transcripts

Academic transcripts are available from the Student Cretre in the Jane Foss Russell Building.