To be assessed as eligible to defer your fees you need to provide evidence to the University that you are currently a New Zealand SCV holder and that you have been living in Australia for the required periods. This evidence must be received before the relevant census date or you will not be eligible for HELP assistance for that study period and will need to make full upfront payments on or before the census date.
To apply, take these steps:
- Download and fill in a Request for international movement records form.
- You will generally receive a response from the Department of Home Affairs within 14 working days
- Upon receipt of the international movement record, submit it with a certified copy of your proof of citizenship to VUHQ or email to the Student Financials team via AskVU. Students can submit movement records and other supporting documentation via ASK VU by selecting the FEES topic and then from the drop-down menu select ‘New Zealander (SCV444) Long-term residency Assessment.
If you are assessed as eligible to defer your fees through the HELP loan scheme, you will be notified on what to do next. We may advise you to either complete a hard-copy Commonwealth Assistance form for your HECS-HELP and/or SA-HELP application, or direct you to the online enrolment platform to complete this task.
Please ensure that you submit the international movement record and subsequently your Tax File Number (TFN), if eligible, before the relevant study period census date.
If you have missed this deadline you are required to pay your fees upfront for this study period, but may be eligible to defer for further study periods.