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.

More information on your CHESSN, including how to use it to view your loan debts, is available on the Study Assist website.

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