Your CHESSN explained
What is a CHESSN?
A Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) is a unique identifier provided by the Commonwealth government. Not all students are provided with a CHESSN. A CHESSN is only allocated when a student applies for a Commonwealth Supported Place, HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP, SA-HELP, or OS-HELP loan.
Your CHESSN is used by the Australian Government to follow your use of your Student Learning Entitlement (SLE) [prior to abolishment in January 2012], or your HELP balance (from 2020) and any accumulated Government student loan debt you may have. The CHESSN appears on your Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN) which can be found on studentConnect.