FEE-HELP

FEE-HELP loan scheme for eligible students

FEE-HELP is available for accredited higher education award courses provided by TAFE NSW, such as undergraduate and postgraduate degrees or graduate certificates.

About FEE-HELP?

The Australian government provides assistance to higher education students through the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). FEE-HELP is a loan scheme available to eligible fee paying students to pay all or part of their tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is available to eligible students enrolled in an accredited higher education award course, such as undergraduate and postgraduate degrees or graduate certificates.

For eligible fee-for-service courses, FEE-HELP provides you with the option of:

  • deferring all of your tuition fees; or
  • paying some of your tuition fees upfront and deferring the balance.

There is a loan fee of 25% for all FEE HELP loans.

There is no loan fee for FEE-HELP loans for postgraduate courses, bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, enabling courses or units of study undertaken with Open Universities Australia.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for FEE-HELP, you must be:

  • an Australian citizen; or
  • the holder of a permanent humanitarian visa who will be resident in Australia for the duration of the course of study; or
  • the holder of a permanent visa who is undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals and will be resident in Australia for the duration of the course of study.
  • not exceed your FEE-HELP loan limit
  • provide, or be allocated, a Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number(CHESSN) – a unique identifying number provided by the Australian government.

You must also be undertaking accredited higher education award study at an approved higher education provider.

You must be enrolled and submitted a valid Request for FEE-HELP assistance form for the units of study on or before the census date and meet the Tax file number requirements.

Click here to view FEE_HELP course schedule for 2015

How do I apply?

To apply for FEE-HELP, you should:

  • Read the FEE-HELP Information Booklet (2.5MB)
  • Complete a Request for FEE-HELP Assistance form on or before the census date. The FEE-HELP Assistance form will be available from your local TAFE NSW location at the time of your enrolment.

Need more information?

Further information about FEE-HELP, including Frequently Asked Questions, your rights and responsibilities and information about FEE-HELP loan limits, may be found on the Study Assist website.

You can also find more information by clicking here

Tuition Assurance

If TAFE NSW ceases to provide a course in which you are enrolled, TAFE NSW will ensure that you are offered enrolment in a similar course of study. Alternatively, TAFE NSW will:

  • refund any upfront payment for any unit of study that you have commenced but not completed because TAFE NSW ceased to offer that course
  • re-credit your FEE-HELP balance for the affected unit.

Statement of VET Tuition Assurance ( 72Kb)