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FEE-HELP

As a full-fee paying student you may be eligible for FEE-HELP.

  1. Overview and eligibility
  2. How to apply
  3. What happens next

Overview and eligibility

FEE-HELP is a government scheme assisting eligible students to access a loan to help cover all or part of their tuition fees.

There is a fixed maximum amount that you can borrow in your lifetime, called the FEE-HELP limit.

Any amount borrowed becomes part of an accumulated HELP debt which you will be required to repay through the tax system once you meet a certain salary threshold.

Loan fee

If you choose to use FEE-HELP during an undergraduate course there is a loan fee of 25 percent. This doesn’t count towards your FEE-HELP limit but will be added to your accumulated HELP debt.

There is no fee if you’re using FEE-HELP for a postgraduate course or higher degree by research.

Eligibility

To be eligible for FEE-HELP you need to be:

  • a full-fee paying student
  • an Australian citizen undertaking at least some of your course in Australia
  • an Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder residing in Australia for the duration of your study
  • a permanent visa holder undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals and residing in Australia for the duration of your study
  • a New Zealand citizen who meets the long-term residency requirements.

If you are enrolled as a non-award student, you are not eligible for any Commonwealth support or loan-scheme assistance and need to meet the full cost of your tuition fees.

Eligibility criteria and legislation around FEE-HELP can change, so see the Study Assist website for full details.

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