Study now and pay later

Chisholm has been approved as a Higher Education provider under the FEE-HELP Assistance scheme and has been able to offer FEE-HELP assistance since July 2011.

What is FEE-HELP?

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government income contingent loan scheme that assists eligible students to pay for all or part of their tuition fees when studying one or more of the following accredited courses at Chisholm:

  • Bachelor of Community Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Design

The 2017 FEE-HELP Tuition Fee Schedule (Higher Education) sets out the fees for courses and units of study in which an eligible student may request FEE-HELP assistance to pay for all or some of their 2017 tuition fees when enrolling in Bachelor Degrees. Please note there is no charge for Skills Recognition assessment (recognition of prior learning) or processing Credit Transfers (credit for equivalent formal study).

A different loan scheme, VET FEE-HELP is available for VET courses.

Students do not have to repay the loan, which is facilitated by the Australian Government - until their income is above the minimum repayment threshold for compulsory repayment.  Voluntary repayments may be made at any time. 

Find out more by referring to Study Assist and downloading the 2016 FEE HELP brochure.

Contact us about your eligibility to apply

To be eligible for FEE-HELP you must:

  • Be an Australian Citizen or
    A Permanent Humanitarian Visa holder who will be residing in Australia for the duration of the unit
  • Meet Tax File Number Requirements
  • Present Unique Student Identifier (USI) number
  • Have not exceeded the FEE-HELP limit
  • Present proof of citizenship, such as Australian birth certificate, passport or naturalisation certificate.

If you are a New Zealand Citizen who holds a Special Category Visa (SCV) you must also meet the below criteria:

  • First entered Australia as a child under 18 years of age and at that time did not have a spouse or de facto partner
  • Meet the residency requirements
    • First started to be generally living and resident in Australia at least 10 years before the test day (successfully applied for a HELP loan as a NZ SCV holder)
    • Have been in Australia for at least
      • a total of 8 out of 10 years immediately before the test day
      • A total of 18 months out of the two years immediately before the test day; and
  •  Are otherwise eligible for FEE-HELP

Further information on eligibility and how to apply for FEE-HELP can be obtained by calling 1300 CHISHOLM (1300 244 746) or by emailing enquiries.

The Study Assist website contains important FEE-HELP information and students intending to access the scheme should visit and download the FEE-HELP brochure.

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