SA-HELP explained

What is SA-HELP?

SA‑HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible students to pay for all or part of their Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Eligible students who do not want to pay some or all of their UWA Student Services & Amenities Fee invoice up front can request a loan from the Commonwealth via studentConnect and defer the fee through SA-HELP. The amount of the loan will be added to your accumulated HELP debt. An eligible student is able to take out an SA-HELP loan to pay the Student Services & Amenities Fee even if they do not wish to take out any other HELP loan.

Students who are Australian citizens, permanent humanitarian visa holders resident in Australia or New Zealand Special Category Visa holders who meet the long-term residency requirements enrolled in a course of study or bridging course for overseas-trained professionals are eligible for SA-HELP.

Cross-institutional students, Australian permanent residents (other than holders of a permanent humanitarian visa), New Zealand citizens and international students are not eligible for SA-HELP and cannot defer payment.

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