Make a student contribution payment

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Make a student contribution payment

You can pay your Student Contributions through eStudent via credit card (Visa or Mastercard). You can identify your Student Contributions by census dates and the course you are enrolled in.

If you are not eligible for HECS-HELP Assistance you must make FULL payment by the relevant Payment Due Date or your enrolment may be cancelled. You must finalise all matters relating to your enrolment by the subject census date.
To determine if you are eligible to defer your fees please read the information on Commonwealth Assistance.

To pay a student contribution payment:

  • Enter the amount you wish to pay into the Amount To Pay field/s. An example of what you will see once you have inserted amount to pay is shown below:

    An example of what you will see once you have inserted amount to pay.

The Student Contribution payment screen lists the fees included in the total debt owing for the census period.

Screenshot showing an example of Fee Details.

Upfront payments of $500 or more receive a 10% discount, known as the HECS-HELP discount. (Only students eligible to defer their student contributions to HECS-HELP can receive the HECS-HELP discount).

For example, your total invoice is $1178.00. If a full up-front payment is made, a 10% discount will be granted and the total invoice comes down to $1060.20.

You can make partial payments on any charges listed but you will only receive the 10% discount on total payments above $500 or at least 90% of the total fee.

  • You change the amount you wish to pay by updating the Amount to Pay field
  • Click on Calculate button to update the amount your credit card will be charged
  • Screenshot showing Amount to Pay field and Calculate button

  • Fill in your credit card details:

    • Credit Card Type

    • Credit Card Name

    • Credit Card Number

    • Credit Card CVV Number

    • Credit Card Expiry Month and Credit Card Expiry Year

    • Select Email Type – JCU recommends using your JCU email account

  • Click on Submit Payment button

    Screenshot showing credit card payment fields, a note Payment may take up to 3 working days to be processed and the Submit Payment button.

Credit card payments in eStudent can be used for specific fees and charges or to pay your entire debt. These payments are made through the SecurePay gateway. The minimum acceptable payment is $10 and the maximum is $20,000.If you chose personal email you MUST have previously recorded a personal email address in eStudent via Email Details. You will not receive a Payment Notification Advice if this hasn’t been completed. We recommend you use your JCU email for this.

  • After submitting your payment you need to confirm that the payment details are correct by selecting Confirm Payment button

Screenshot showing confirmation of payment screen with Confirm Payment and Cancel and Return to the Previous Payment Page buttons.

The amount will then be charged to your credit card. Once you make a payment a Payment Notification Advice will also be sent to the email address you selected.

An example of a Payment Notification Advice:

An example of a Payment Notification Advice.

For more help:

Student Centre - Cairns or Townsville
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