Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Students who withdraw from a Summer or Winter School Unit of Study on or before the census date for the relevant 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 and is the last date that you can withdraw from a unit without incurring a financial liability for that unit.

Students who discontinue from a Summer or Winter School Unit of Study after the census date will be ineligible for a refund and 100% tuition fee liability or FEE-HELP debt will be incurred.

How to apply for a refund

If you have withdrawn from a Summer or Winter School Unit of Study on or before the census date you may apply for a refund.

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 have been rolled over to cover your semester 1 or 2 debt and you may not be eligible for a refund.

If your account is in credit you can request a refund through Sydney Student portal (go to ‘My finance’, then ‘Your finances’, ‘Continue’, then ‘Request refund’).

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.