Eligible students enrolled in a full-fee paying place may be able to get help paying their fees through the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP), administered by the Government.
There are HELP loans available to assist you with the cost of your course.
FEE-HELP is a loan scheme to help eligible domestic full-fee paying students pay for all or part of their tuition fees. It cannot be used for additional study costs such as accommodation or text books. The total amount of FEE‑HELP a person can use is known as the ‘FEE‑HELP limit.’
Once you start using FEE‑HELP, the amount of FEE‑HELP you have left to use is known as your ‘FEE‑HELP balance,’ which you can check on your Commonwealth Assistance Notice.
Read more about FEE-HELP and how to apply on the StudyAssist website.
For 2018, eligible students can borrow up to the FEE‑HELP limit to pay their tuition fees. The FEE‑HELP limit is $102,392 for most students.
The new combined HELP loan limit for 2019 is $104,440 for most students.
This is a lifetime limit and is not reset or ‘topped up’ by any repayments that you make. The FEE‑HELP limit is the total amount available to eligible students under both the FEE‑HELP and VET FEE‑HELP loan schemes. Any amount you borrow under either FEE‑HELP or VET FEE‑HELP will reduce your FEE‑HELP balance until you have reached the FEE‑HELP limit.
Student services & amenities (SA-HELP)
SA‑HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible students to pay for all or part of their student services and amenities fee (SSAF). The SSAF covers student services and amenities of a non-academic nature.
Read more about SA-HELP on the StudyAssist website.