HECS-HELP is a loan available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place to pay their student contribution amounts.
To be eligible for HECS-HELP you must:
- Be enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
- Meet the citizen and residency requirements (and specific requirements for New Zealand Special Category Visa holders)
- Submit a HECS-HELP eCAF via OASIS before the due date of the relevant study period and provide your tax file number or Certificate of Application for a tax file number.
Note: It is important that you submit your eCAF by the due date to ensure it is verified and processed prior to the census date.
Before applying for HECS-HELP we recommend you read the Australian Government's Information for Commonwealth supported students and HECS-HELP.
You can find more information about HECS-HELP on the StudyAssist website.
Changes to the amount you can borrow using HELP
From 1 January 2020, the Australian government is introducing a combined cap on the amount you can borrow to cover the cost of your tuition fees. Please see What are the 2020 HELP loan limit changes? or visit the StudyAssist website for information about how these changes may affect you.