How to pay your fees

How do I obtain my fees invoice?

All students must generate and print a student invoice in USC Central before making a payment.

Your student invoice will display the fee liability, fee description and fee payment due date. Your unique PostBillpay reference number changes each study period and is only available on your student invoice.

Logon to USC Central to:

  • Generate and print your student invoice after you have completed your enrolment; and
  • record the fee payment due date.

If you are eligible and requested to defer payment of your fees to SA-HELP, HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, you needed to provided your Tax File Number for each help loan you wish to access. You only need to be aware of the fee due date if you wish to make an up front payment. Part payments will be accepted on or before the fee due date with the balance owing being deferred to your HELP loan after the Census date).

Refer to the USC Central guide for how to generate your student invoice in USC Central.

Note: Your invoice will not be mailed to you. It is your responsibility to access your online invoice via USC Central.

When do I pay my fees?

Your student invoice (also a tax invoice) includes all charges and fees owing on your Student Account at the time generated and will include the payment due date.

We encourage you to pay at least two days prior to the fee due date to ensure payment is received by USC on or before the due date.

Refer to the relevant Academic Calendar for key administrative dates.

Eligible Commonwealth supported students can pay all or part of the student contribution up front by the fee due date and receive a 10% bonus . If you are eligible for the bonus your student invoice will include the full up-front payment bonus. If you part pay your fees, the bonus is available for payment amounts of at least $500 and will be calculated on the amount paid only - not your fee balance.

Note: Late payment of University fees attracts penalties that may include but are not limited to the withholding of results. Outstanding fees may also impact on future enrolment at the University.

How do I pay my fees?

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Go to postbillpay.com.au You will need to enter USC's four digit biller code and your reference number, as shown on your student invoice generated in USC Central. The receipt number quoted at the end of your transaction is your official receipt.

Alternatively, you may make a payment using a smartphone by downloading the Australia Post Mobile iPhone app from the iTunes App Store or via m.auspost.com.au if you have a smartphone and internet browser.

Note: POSTbillpay payments may take up to two business days to appear on your University account. For example, if you make a POSTbillpay payment on a Friday, it may not appear on your student account in USC Central until the following Tuesday (assuming the Monday is not a public holiday).

To avoid missing the payment deadline, students are advised to make POSTbillpay payments a few days prior to the due date.

In person

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Payment can be made at any Australia Post office when you have your student invoice related to the fees being paid. You may pay at any Post office by:

  • Cash
  • EFTPOS
  • Credit card (Visa or MasterCard)
  • Cheque (Payable to University of the Sunshine Coast)

You will need to generate and print an invoice in USC Central to pay in person at an Australia Post office. Your invoice includes USC's four digit biller code and your unique reference number. Your reference number changes in each study period in which you enrol. The receipt issued by Australia Post is your official receipt.

Note: POSTbillpay payments may take up to two business days to appear on your University account. For example, if you make a POSTbillpay payment on a Friday, it may not appear on your student account in USC Central until the following Tuesday (assuming the Monday is not a public holiday).

To avoid missing the payment deadline, students are advised to make POSTbillpay payments a few days prior to the due date.

EFTPOS is available in Student Central for payment of replacement ID cards and student records only.

By telephone

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Telephone 13 18 16

To pay by Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)

You will need to quote USC's four digit biller code and your reference number, as shown on your invoice generated in USC Central. The transaction number quoted at the end of your transaction is your official receipt.

Note: POSTbillpay payments may take up to two business days to appear on your University account. For example, if you make a POSTbillpay payment on a Friday, it may not appear on your student account in USC Central until the following Tuesday (assuming the Monday is not a public holiday).

To avoid missing the payment deadline, students are advised to make POSTbillpay payments a few days prior to the due date.

By mail

You may mail a cheque, bank draft or Australian money order which must be:

  • in Australian dollars (AUD)
  • drawn on an Australian Bank Account
  • made payable to the University of the Sunshine Coast

To pay your fees by mail, you are required to:

  • send a copy of your invoice
  • write your name and student number on the back of your cheque or money order
  • mail your payment to:

    Student Finance
    Student Administration
    University of the Sunshine Coast
    Locked Bag 4
    MAROOCHYDORE DC QLD 4558
    AUSTRALIA

To avoid missing the payment deadline, students are advised to mail payments a few days prior to the due date.

Payments after fees deferred to HELP loans

Eligible students may request the following fees be deferred to a HELP loan:

Student contributions (HECS-HELP)
Tuition fees (FEE-HELP)
Student Services and Amenities fees (SA-HELP).

Fees cannot be deferred unless you have provided your Tax File Number and your enrolment is confirmed at Census date. This means your fees remain on your student account until a couple of days after the census date.

Once your fees are deferred to your HELP loan you may make voluntary payments direct to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). In 2013 voluntary payments to the ATO attract a 5% bonus on the value of the payment.

Further info on how to make a voluntary payment is available on the Paying back my loan page of the study assist website.

Or contact the ATO: