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Financial Assistance for Courses - Am I eligible for a FEE-HELP Student Loan?

You are eligible for FEE-HELP if you:

  • are studying at an approved FEE-HELP provider or through Open Universities Australia (OUA);
  • meet the citizenship and residency requirements:

- you are an Australian citizen or New Zealand Special Category Visa holder who meets the long-term residency criteria and who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to you course; OR

- you are a permanent humanitarian visa holder who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit; OR

- you are a permanent visa holder who is undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of the study;

  • are enrolled in an eligible unit of study by the census date for that unit;
  • have not exceeded the FEE-HELP limit; and
  • meet the tax file number (TFN) requirements:

- you must give your provider your valid TFN; OR

- 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 after you have applied for a TFN.