HELP loans

Commonwealth Supported places

If you are offered a Commonwealth Supported place, you must complete a Commonwealth Assistance Form (CAF) by the census date.

Commonwealth supported students may be eligible for HECS-HELP assistance if you are one of the following:

  • an Australian citizen 
  • a holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • a New Zealand citizen who meets all of the long term residency requirements.

New Zealand citizens or Permanent Residents who are not humanitarian visa holders

New Zealand citizens who do not meet the long term residency requirements and holders of a Permanent Residency Visa (not humanitarian) will be eligible for Commonwealth support provided they are a resident in Australia for the duration of the unit of study in which they are enrolled. Full eligibility requirements of Commonwealth Support and HECS-HELP assistance is available. 

Domestic full tuition places

Domestic full tuition fee paying students may be eligible for FEE-Help if you are one of the following:

  • an Australian citizen
  • a holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • a New Zealand citizen who meets all of the long term residency requirements.

To set up your FEE-HELP loan, you must complete a Request for FEE-HELP loan within your Student Centre > Commonwealth Assistance Forms > FEE-HELP form, by the census date

If you do not meet the eligibility for FEE-HELP you must pay your fees by the payment due date.  

Full eligibility requirements of FEE-HELP assistance is available.