Fee-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists eligible higher education students, enrolled in fee paying places, to pay their tuition fees. Fee paying places are not subsidised by the Government.
If you are an eligible student and apply for FEE-HELP, the Government will lend to you the amount of the tuition fees for your subjects.
FEE-HELP loans are not paid directly to you; the Government pays the tuition fees directly to your higher education provider on your behalf.
FEE-HELP cannot be used for additional study costs such as accommodation or text books.
You apply for FEE-HELP during your online application for Summer/Winter School. Remember to have your Tax File Number ready.
You are eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for a unit of study if you:
- an Australian citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of at least one subject that contributes to your course; or
- the holder of a permanent humanitarian visa who will be resident in Australia for the duration of the subjects.
There is a loan fee of 25% applied to FEE-HELP loans used to pay for undergraduate courses of study. The loan fee does not count towards the FEE-HELP limit.
For further information please refer to the Student Centre website.
Fee-HELP census dates
Fee-HELP students must withdraw from a unit of study in Summer School before the relevant census date to avoid incurring a Fee-HELP debt.