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Cancel your program enrolment

What you need to do if you wish to cancel your program enrolment.

If you want to withdraw completely from your program, you must cancel your program enrolment.

Contact your school for academic advice before proceeding. Student Services offers a range of free support services if you are experiencing difficulties. You should also consider alternatives such as taking leave of absence.

Before you cancel

Financial liability – If you have not officially withdrawn by the relevant census date you will remain liable for your fees, even if you are no longer attending classes. This includes tuition, SSAF and administrative fees. If you have a HELP loan, e.g. HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, or a VET Student Loan, you will still have to pay your fees if you cancel your program after the relevant census date.

Academic penalty –If you are a higher education student, you may be subject to academic penalties, e.g. fail grades. To avoid academic penalties, you must cancel your program before the last day to withdraw without academic penalty.

Sponsored and scholarship students – You must contact your sponsor or scholarship provider and advise them of your cancellation. You may be liable to repay any payments made to you.

Apprentices and trainees – You should contact your RMIT school before cancelling your program if you have a current training agreement.

Research candidates – You should discuss options with your supervisor/s and/or HDR coordinator in your school before cancelling your program. You should also read about variations to your candidature including readmission advice.

Students studying at partner institutions – Cancelling your program may affect your visa. You must contact your local partner institution for visa information before cancelling your program.

Access to RMIT systems – You will lose access to all RMIT systems including myRMIT, Enrolment Online and Blackboard immediately after you cancel your program unless you are enrolled in another program. Please take the time to save or print any important documents in Enrolment Online such as invoices, Confirmations of Enrolment and Commonwealth Assistance Notices for future reference.

Before you cancel – international students studying in Australia

Student visa impact – Cancelling your program will affect your student visa. You must contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) for visa information before cancelling your program.

Change your program – if you would like to change your enrolment to another program, don't cancel your program online. Instead, complete an Application for change of program form available from student forms. See general student visa conditions or contact RMIT International.

Leaving to study elsewhere in Australia? If you have not yet completed six months of study in your principal program but you wish to study at another education provider, you must apply for a release letter before cancelling your program. Apply online for a release letter.

Financial penalties – If you are a commencing international student and have enrolled in the first semester of a program, financial penalties may apply for cancelling your enrolment before or after the census date. Refer to Enrolment processes: refund of fees (PDF 582kb 16p).

How to cancel your program

From 18 March 2016, all students can cancel their program via Enrolment Online.

Follow these steps to cancel your program online via Enrolment Online:

You cannot cancel your program online if you are:

Instead, you should follow these steps to cancel your program:

If you cannot lodge the form by the census date, please contact RMIT Connect to discuss your options.

Related links

Credit balances and refunds

Refunds for international students