Tuition fees

FEE-HELP FAQ

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Citizenship requirements

Australian citizen who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to your course; OR

New Zealand Special Category Visa holder who meets the long-term residency criteria and who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to your course; OR

Permanent humanitarian visa holder who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit

FEE-HELP application

If you would like to defer the payment of your tuition fees for a course to a FEE-HELP loan, it is your responsibility to complete a Commonwealth Assistance Form. This must be completed on or before the census date of your units. Instructions are available under the Students folder in Documents on this website.

Borrowing limit

For 2019, the combined HELP loan limit is $104,440.

Currently, the combined HELP loan limit is a lifetime limit and is not reset or ‘topped up’ by any repayments that you make. This means that any amount you borrow under FEE‑HELP will reduce your FEE‑HELP balance until you have reached the combined HELP loan limit.

NEW: From the 2019- 20 income year, you can top up your HELP balance by making repayments on your loan. Repayments starting from the 2019-20 income year will top up a person’s HELP balance. Any compulsory or voluntary repayments can be re-borrowed in the future, up to the current HELP loan limit. See the Study Assist website for more information.

Loan fees

There is a loan fee of 25% for FEE‑HELP loans for undergraduate courses of study only. The loan fee does not count towards your combined HELP limit.

How do I repay my FEE-HELP loan?

See the Loan repayment page on the StudyAssist website for information on repaying your loan.