How do I apply?
To apply for a FEE-HELP loan, you will need a tax file number (TFN) and a Request for FEE-HELP assistance form (this is only available from your provider). Before you sign and submit your form you must read the FEE-HELP information booklet. The form will ask you to provide your TFN (if your information is not assessed as correct by the ATO, your application will not be finalised and you will be ineligible for a FEE-HELP loan). If you don't have a TFN, you can give your provider a Certificate of application for a TFN. This certificate is available from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) after you have applied for a TFN. Contact the ATO on 13 28 61 for TFN information.
You must submit the signed and completed form to your provider before the census date or administrative date. If you do not submit your form on or before the census date, you will not be eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.
Note: You have six weeks from the census date of a unit to correct any errors on your form that would prevent you from being eligible for FEE-HELP.
For important information on the census and administrative dates, see Deadlines and withdrawals.