Determining your eligibility for FEE-HELP
Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?
Answer ID 147 | Last updated on 16/11/2022 12.00 PM
To be eligible for a FEE-HELP loan, you must:
- be one of the following:
- an Australian citizen who will study at least one unit of your course of study in Australia; or
- a New Zealand Special Category Visa (SCV) holder who meets the long term residency requirements and who studies the entire course while living in Australia; or
- a permanent humanitarian visa holder; or an eligible former permanent humanitarian visa holder; who studies the entire course while living in Australia
- an Australian permanent resident can get FEE-HELP for approved bridging studies
- be enrolled in a fee-paying place at a provider that offers FEE-HELP loans
- be enrolled in an eligible course at your provider by the census date (your provider can tell you if your course is eligible)
- submit the Request for FEE-HELP loan form to your provider by the census date
- have an available HELP balance
- have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) prior to the first census date (for new enrolments from 1 January 2021)
- maintain a completion rate of 50 per cent or above:
- to continue to be eligible for FEE-HELP if you are studying at a non-university higher education provider
- to be eligible for FEE-HELP if you are commencing study in a new course at an Australian university from 1 January 2022
- not undertake more than 2 years' worth of higher education study in the last 12 months (unless your provider has approved a higher study load.
You will need to provide your Tax File Number (TFN) on your FEE-HELP form.