Graduation costs

Your graduation fee includes everything you need for graduation day, from regalia to refreshments.

Graduation Fees

Your graduation fee covers:

  • two guest tickets
  • academic dress (regalia) hire
  • keepsake trencher
  • program booklet
  • light refreshments (post-ceremony) for you and your guests.

October and December 2020 Graduation Ceremonies

Due to the current restrictions around COVID-19, attendance at the October and December round of graduations has been cancelled.

There is no requirement to pay the graduation fee for the October and December  graduations as all students allocated to the October graduation round who are deemed eligible by Friday, 14 August 2020 and all students allocated to the December graduation round who are deemed eligible by Friday, 13 November 2020 will be graduated in absentia and have your testamur mailed to your postal address.

If you who wish to attend a graduation ceremony, you will be given the opportunity to do so once the University can resume normal business.

Refunds for graduation fees

You can apply for a refund if you've already paid your graduation fee but are ineligible to graduate or can no longer make it to your ceremony.

The amount refunded will vary depending on how much notice you give us.

  • Four weeks' notice from commencement of ceremony round - full refund
  • 2-4 weeks' notice from commencement of ceremony round - $140 refund
  • Less than two weeks' notice from commencement of ceremony round - no refund
  • Students deemed ineligible and who have applied to attend and paid the graduation fee - full refund

Email your request to us

Guest tickets

Each graduate is allocated two guest tickets as part of their graduation fee. Graduates can register for their two guest tickets and purchase additional tickets online with Reed Graduations.

Extra tickets cost $40 per ticket (subject to availability). Children under three are free if they're not occupying a seat.

Guest tickets for JIU graduations are non-refundable.

Visit Reed Graduation Services to buy extra tickets

If you have your own academic dress (regalia)

Graduates may choose to purchase their own regalia through our preferred supplier Spear of Fame. Part of the graduation fee may be refunded if the graduations office are notified of purchase of regalia prior to the commencement of the ceremonies. To purchase your own regalia please contact the graduations office for pricing and further information.

Refund rates for own regalia (prices include GST):

Complete academic dress (gown and hood) $66     
Gown $55
Trencher N/A
Hood $11

To apply for your refund, simply attach proof of purchase of your academic dress in an email to the graduations office.

Email the Graduations office

Post-ceremony academic dress hire

Academic regalia can be hired post-graduation for up to ten days. Just fill out the gown-hire form and email it to the graduations office.

Regalia hire within $230 ($130 refund upon return)
Regalia hire outside of $330 ($230 refund upon return)

You'll have to submit your request for post-ceremony hire at least five business days (or 10 for international orders) in advance.

PDF Gown Hire Form696.7KB