VET Student Loans is a loan scheme that assists eligible full fee paying students studying an approved vocational education and training (VET) qualification to pay their tuition fees. Important note: you must be studying at an approved VET Student Loans provider, able to offer an approved VET Student Loans course in order to access VET Student Loans assistance.
The Australian Government has a range of means-tested payments available to support eligible students who are undertaking, or who are planning to undertake, approved study or an Australian Apprenticeship.
SA-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible higher education students to pay for all or part of their student services and amenities fee. Students should check whether their provider charges this fee.
HECS-HELP is a scheme that assists eligible Commonwealth supported students to pay their student contribution amount with either a loan or a discount for certain up-front payments. HECS‑HELP loans are available at all public universities and at a handful of private higher education providers. Important note: you must be studying in a Commonwealth supported place at an approved HECS‑HELP provider in order to access a HECS-HELP loan.
FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible full fee paying students pay their tuition fees at university and other higher education providers. Important note:you must be studying at an approved FEE-HELP provider in order to access a FEE-HELP loan. For a list of providers who are approved to offer FEE-HELP loans, please visit the Providers that offer Commonwealth assistance page.
Bridging study is a specific type of study that is required in order to meet the professional recognition requirements to practise your professional occupation in Australia. This is the only instance in which permanent residents may access a FEE-HELP loan for their tuition fees if their study meets the specific eligibility criteria.
Commonwealth supported places are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, so that students are only required to pay 'student contribution' amounts for their units of study rather than tuition fees. These places are mainly offered at public universities and at some private higher education providers. Please double check with your provider whether you will be offered a Commonwealth supported place.