When and how invoices are sent
You will receive a tax invoice listing your fees and charges at the start of each semester (February and June/July) or when fees are charged. All tax invoices will be provided as online statements in Enrolment Online, accessible via myRMIT. A notification email will be sent to your RMIT student email account when your tax invoice is available to view online. Your tax invoice will also be posted to your mailing address.
Accessing your tax invoice online
To access your tax invoice online, login to myRMIT, select the link to Enrolment Online. Select the My student record button. Under Financial details, select the View Invoices link. You can print the PDF version of your tax invoice at any time. All invoices that have been generated will be available for you to print. All invoices are valid at the time of issue.
Payments made by you will be allocated in the following order:
- Unpaid charges from a previous invoice.
- Materials fees.
- Library fines.
- Student services and amenities fees (SSAF) and other admin fees.
- Student contributions or tuition fees.
- Any other charges.
Commonwealth loan scheme students
You will receive a tax invoice from RMIT even if you have nominated to defer your fees through any of the Commonwealth loan schemes (HECS-HELP, OS-HELP, FEE-HELP, VET FEE-HELP or SA-HELP). This is to give you the option to pay all, or part, of your student contribution for the current semester. Invoices for students with a HECS-HELP loan show the up-front amount payable. If you defer your tuition fees via HECS-HELP the amount deferred will be higher. For students with FEE-HELP, VET FEE-HELP, OS-HELP or SA-HELP, no discount for up-front payment is applicable. Students who are permanent residents or New Zealand citizens in a Commonwealth supported place are not eligible for a discount and must pay their student contribution up-front by the census date.
Any other charges not related to tuition, e.g. material fees and library fines, cannot be deferred via a HELP loan and must be paid by the due date.
For more information on the Commonwealth loan schemes and payment options visit the Higher education loan program (HELP) web page.
What are my payment options?
Refer to your invoice for payment options.
RMIT does not automatically provide receipts when a payment is made, however, any payments you make will appear on your next tax invoice. If you would like proof of your payment, print your BPAY or BPoint receipt page at the time of payment and note your receipt number. To obtain a receipt (charges apply) visit the Hub on your campus or phone +61 3 9925 8980 during business hours.
RMIT fee policy
The Approved schedule of fees and charges outlines all fees that can be charged to students at RMIT. It is published annually under the authority of the Council of RMIT University. A full list of RMIT fees and charges is available.
If you fail to pay all of your fees and charges by the due date on your tax invoice, you are deemed to be a University debtor. Debtors are not permitted to enrol, add classes, obtain a transcript of results or a Statement of Academic Completion, or receive an award until the debt is cleared.
When you enrol at RMIT you authorise RMIT to share your credit worthiness, credit standing, credit history and/or credit capacity with credit reporting agencies under the Australian Privacy Act 1988 and other applicable regulatory requirements.
Late payment of fees
All charges are expected to be paid by the due date of your original tax invoice. Any charges not paid by this date will appear on the next tax invoice as Overdue pay immediately and may incur a late payment fee.
Glossary of terms
Balance brought forward
This is the amount due from your previous invoice. Please disregard this if you have paid your previous tax invoice in full. If this amount is overdue, you must pay it immediately. If you are commencing at RMIT you will have a $0.00 balance brought forward.
Any amount that has been credited to your account. This may include payments, scholarships, waivers and dropped courses or HELP deferral waivers. These figures will appear in brackets.
Any amount greater than $0.00. This may include added courses, payments that have been reversed or refunds. Please note that any payment reversals or refunds do not require payment.
Payment due by
The total amount that needs to be paid by the due date listed on the invoice.
Overdue pay immediately
This is any amount that has been invoiced previously and has not been paid by the original due date. You must pay this immediately.
The release of specific academic, financial or personal information about past or present RMIT students to anyone other than the student is expressly forbidden under the Australian Privacy Act 1988. This includes releasing information to a student’s parents and relatives.
More detailed information about the rules governing the release of student information is available on the Privacy web page.
If you have a query regarding your tax invoice:
- visit the Hub on your campus or call +61 3 9925 8980 during business hours
- login to myRMIT and click on the Ask RMIT tab to access frequently asked questions on fees and charges and other student administration topics.