Information on how to pay for your Student Contribution or Tuition Fees.
- Your Invoice
Invoices are issued for each study period through Access Adelaide.
An email message to your University of Adelaide student email account advises you when an invoice is available. This enables you to view and print your invoice as soon as it is generated.
To view your invoice online, log in to Access Adelaide, then select:
- My Finances
- My Invoices
Your invoice includes:
- your personal details, including name, address, program/s in which you are enrolled and student ID number
- the fees and charges for the current invoice period or, if you are receiving a second invoice for that period, the new items not previously included. These fees and charges are based on your enrolment at the time the invoice was produced
- the total amount due for the invoice period
- a summary of your account, including an Opening Balance (the status of your account before this invoice was produced) and a Total Payable (including this invoice and any previous amounts outstanding)
- the due date by which payment must be made. If you are enrolled in multiple sessions your invoice may include multiple due dates. These will be displayed next to each charge.
If you make an enrolment change after the invoice is produced and there is a financial implication, a further invoice will be issued, with the date for payment remaining the same.
Please note: Students are NOT sent a hardcopy of their invoice unless there are exceptional circumstances.
- Your Account
You can check your student account online at any time through Access Adelaide. Your account has the most up-to-date information based on your current enrolment details and any recent payments. If you believe your account on Access Adelaide is incorrect, contact Ask Adelaide.
Please note: Electronic payments can take up to three working days to register on your account.
- Payment Due Dates
Your invoice will specify a due date for payment. All payments must be received by this date as the consequences of late or non-payment of fees can be significant.
Domestic Commonwealth Supported students
All Student Contribution payments are due by the date specified on your invoice. If you wish to make a partial payment, you must do so by the due date.
If you intend to defer payment of your Student Contribution to a HECS-HELP loan, have provided your Tax File Number (TFN) and have completed The Request for Commonwealth Support and HECS-HELP form, you don't have to pay anything by the due date. If you have not provided your TFN it can be entered into Access Adelaide via:
- My Finances
- Tax File Number
Please see our HECS-HELP page for more information.
The University cannot accept a payment of Student Contribution after the census date. You may however make a voluntary repayment directly to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) after that time.
Domestic Tuition Fee Paying Students
All local tuition fee payments are due by the date specified on the invoice. If you wish to make a partial payment, you must do so by the due date.
If you intend to defer payment of your local tuition fee to a FEE-HELP loan, have provided your Tax File Number (TFN) and have completed The Request for FEE-HELP form, you don't have to pay anything by the due date. If you have not provided your TFN it can be entered into Access Adelaide via:
- My Finances
- Tax File Number
Please see our FEE-HELP page for more information.
All international tuition fee payments are due by the date specified on the invoice.
The University may cancel the enrolment of international students who have not paid their fees by the census date and have not entered a formal arrangement to pay their outstanding tuition fees. For more information on the consequences of late or non payment of international tuition fees please visit our Outstanding Debts for International Students page.
See our International Financial Assistance page for possible assistance options.
- Sponsored Students
- Payment Options
You can pay outstanding student finance related fees and charges using the University's ePayment Gateway, accessible via your Access Adelaide login. This method uses the secure services of the Commonwealth Banks' CommWeb facility, and is the University's preferred payment method. The following credit/debit cards are accepted with the epayment gateway:
- American Express
Approved payments through the ePayment gateway can take up to 2 business days to reach your account.
International Students Please Note: DEBIT cards are NOT accepted from overseas when attempting to pay initial deposits and associated costs. Please follow the instructions on your offer letter.
You can pay your invoice in person over the counter at most Australia Post outlets, up to and including the due date specified on the invoice. You can use cash, a cheque (made out to Australia Post), a credit card or EFTPOS. You must take a hardcopy of the invoice with you to pay.
There is an Australia Post office near Hub Central on the North Terrace campus.
You can also pay your account 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, over the telephone by calling 13 18 16, or online by visiting Post Billpay. You can only use a credit/debit card for this form of payment. The Billpay Code is 2815. Your 10 digit Reference number is shown on the front of your invoice. Keep a record of the receipt number and the date on which you paid.
Approved POSTbillpay payments can take up to 2 business days to reach your account.
Bpay allows you to pay your fees by telephone or online via a participating financial institution, using your cheque, savings or credit card account. Contact your financial institution for more details. The Biller Code is 45385. Your 10 digit Reference number is shown on the front of your invoice. Keep a record of the receipt number and the date on which you paid.
Approved Bpay payments can take up to 2 business days to reach your account.
You can post cheques, bank drafts or Australian dollar money order payments along with the completed tear-off section of your invoice to:
The University of Adelaide SA 5005