Accept your offer and enrol in subjects

  • The easiest way to accept and enrol is to use the link in your offer email.
  • If you have already started but have not completed these four steps, you must use the StudentOnLine link in your offer email to continue your enrolment.

Congratulations on your offer to study at La Trobe University.

Follow the steps below to activate your account, enrol and secure your place.

  1. Set up your account
  2. Accept offer
  3. Confirm your personal details and payment option
  4. Enrol in all of your subjects and next steps

Once you have completed these four steps, you have secured your place.

1. Set up your account

  • Click the Activate account link below.
  • Use your applicant ID or Student ID and personal email to verify your identity. It needs to match the ID provided to you by VTAC, UAC or Apply Direct (including any letters). All details need to match your original application for you to continue.
  • After activating your account, your student ID displays. This is your La Trobe ID and your username for StudentOnLine.
  • You'll receive a confirmation email.

Activate account

Current La Trobe students

You already have a La Trobe account. Use your student ID and password to log in to StudentOnLine.

2. Accept your offer

  • Log in to StudentOnLine.
  • Under the Offers tab, select the view button from the left-hand column to view your offer.
  • Select accept, defer or decline.

StudentOnLine

3. Confirm your personal details and payment option

StudentOnLine

At La Trobe, the government subsidises many undergraduate and postgraduate places, known as commonwealth supported places. If you're eligible, you can defer the student contribution amount through HECS-HELP. If you have an Australian fee-paying place and you're eligible, you can defer your contribution through FEE-HELP.

As well as your tuition fees you'll pay a student services and amenities fee which covers all non-academic services costs at the university. If you're eligible, you can also defer this fee through SA-HELP.

Defer your fees: Australian citizens & permanent humanitarian visa holders

  • Visit Study Assist to learn more about government payments and loans.
  • Have your tax file number (TFN) handy, or apply for one at the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). You will normally receive a TFN within 28 days of applying. Apply early as the ATO receives many applications before the census date and you may not get your TFN before the deadline.
  • Complete the relevant electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF) through StudentOnLine.
  • You need to complete these forms by the census date.

Pay your fees upfront

  • If you're an Australian permanent resident (non-humanitarian) or a New Zealand citizen you must pay your fees upfront.
  • If you're an Australian citizen or permanent humanitarian visa holder, you can choose to pay your fees upfront rather than deferring your fees.
  • Complete the relevant electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF) on StudentOnLine.
  • Complete these forms by the census date.

4. Enrol in your subjects

  • The easiest way to accept and enrol is to use the link in your offer email.
  • If you have already started but have not completed these four steps, you must use the StudentOnLine link in your offer email to continue your enrolment.
  • You haven't confirmed your place until you enrol in all your subjects for your first year.
  • Follow the enrolment instructions (click the button below) to ensure you understand your study plan, successfully enrol in all your subjects and read up on your next steps.
Enrol and next steps


Completed previous university study that you want credited towards your degree?
Apply for advanced standing within three working days of receiving your La Trobe offer.

Note: Once you have accepted your offer, you will receive a separate email confirming your account details and access to many of the student systems. If you cannot access these systems after receipt of this email, please try again after 24 hours. You can continue to complete steps 3 and 4 whilst awaiting this email. You will have full access to your student systems 24 hours after enrolling in your subjects.