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 semester 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.
- Lodge it with the Department of Home Affairs by scanning the form and a certified copy of your photographic identification, and emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Download a Commonwealth Assistance Form from MyVU.
- Submit your International Movement Record along with your completed Commonwealth Assistance Form at any VUHQ. Don’t forget to include your Tax File Number (TFN).
Your International Movement Record must be current and complete. Records that are incomplete or do not show the certification stamp will not be assessed. You will be advised if further supporting documentation is required to assess your eligibility.
If your International Movement Record is received after you have submitted the Commonwealth Assistance Form/s, or you are a continuing student, please email the record to email@example.com.
If you are assessed as not eligible to defer, you will be notified and required to submit a new Commonwealth Assistance Form indicating your correct citizenship status.