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.
VU Polytechnic students should see our information on VET Students Loans.
For 2019, eligible students can borrow up to the FEE‑HELP limit to pay their tuition fees. The FEE‑HELP loan limit 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 Student Loans schemes. Any amount you borrow under either FEE‑HELP or VET Student Loans will reduce your FEE‑HELP or VET Student Loan balance until you have reached the FEE‑HELP limit.