What happens now to VET FEE-HELP?

From 1 January 2017, a new scheme called VET Student Loans was introduced, replacing the VET FEE-HELP loan scheme. "Grandfathering" arrangements were implemented to minimise disruption to continuing students wanting to continue their studies under VET FEE-HELP in 2017.

Students who had accessed VET FEE-HELP on a course prior to 2017 may have had the option to continue accessing VET FEE-HELP on that course through to 31 December, 2017, under exceptional circumstances.  Continuing students will not automatically be eligible for VET FEE-HELP in 2018. Students eligible to apply were contacted by Chisholm in 2017 with the process for applying to continue using VET FEE-HELP in 2018. If you have any questions about this, please contact vetfeehelp@chisholm.edu.au

Eligible students will be contacted by the Department of Education and Training in early 2017 with the process for applying to continue using VET FEE-HELP in 2017. 

Students have up until 31 January 2018 to indicate to apply to keep using VET FEE-HELP in 2018, otherwise they will become ineligible and need to either pay their tuition fees up-front, or apply for a VET Student Loan (if the course is eligible for VET Student Loans assistance).

Find out more about the opt-in process for VET FEE-HELP by visiting the Department of Education and Training fact sheet or visit studyassist.gov.au.

Download the 2018 Tuition Fee Schedule (VET FEE-HELP eligible students) .

View the VET FEE-HELP Statement of Tuition Assurance

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