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Graduation fees

Payment of graduation fees

The current graduation fee for students attending their ceremony must be paid at least one week prior to your ceremony. Students will be sent a SOLS mail regarding payment for the graduation fee.


Ceremony round

April 2020 $160

Please refer to the fees website for payment options.

What does the fee cover?

Your graduation fee assists with the cost of:

  • Hire of academic dress

  • Trencher or bonnet to keep (your hat)*

  • Guest tickets

  • Graduation programs for you and your guests

  • Light refreshments for you and your guests

  • Hall hire and presentation

  • Other costs associated with the ceremony

*Due to hygiene reasons from July 2017 all students will be provided with a UOW custom made trencher or bonnet to keep.

Please note:

  • If you purchase your own academic dress, you are still required to pay the graduation fee that includes the trencher or bonnet.

  • If you are graduating from multiple degrees in different ceremonies, fees apply to each ceremony you are attending.


If you have exceptional circumstances and cannot attend your graduation after the cut-off date and you have already paid, or if you paid the fee but are ineligible to graduate, you can submit a refund form to Student Central. Refunds for non-attendance will only be considered in exceptional circumstances which do not include things like work, holidays, car breakdown or change of mind.