Find out if you are eligible to defer payment of your subject and Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSA Fee) through the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) scheme.
You can defer payment of your subject and SSA Fee if you meet the residency requirements:
See the residency requirements for all HELP loans on the StudyAssist website.
The Australian Government is proposing changes to Higher Education from 1 January 2018 and to the test for Australian Citizenship (for applications made after 20 April 2017). To find out how these changes may affect you if the legislation is passed, refer to the StudyAssist and the Department of Home Affairs websites.
You are not eligible to defer payment if you are:
You can apply to defer payment of your fees by submitting the relevant forms below. It is important that you submit the correct forms according to the type of student you are.
For more information about the different HELP options, see All financial support options.
Get your Tax File Number (TFN) – you’ll need to supply it prior to the census date when submitting your HELP loan form.
If you don’t have a TFN, go to the Australian Tax Office website for the steps to apply.
If you have applied for a TFN but haven’t yet received it, you’ll need to supply your certificate of application for a TFN to the Student Centre before the census date and get advice on how to complete the relevant form.
Defer payment of your SSA Fee by submitting the SA-HELP form.
If you need help submitting your forms in eStudent, see Submitting and viewing Commonwealth Assistance Form.