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HECS-HELP provides eligible Commonwealth supported students with a loan to cover their student contribution amount and/or a discount if they choose to pay all, or at least $500, of their student contribution amount up front.
Only Australian citizens and holders of a permanent humanitarian visa are eligible for HECS-HELP. New Zealand citizens; and holders of a permanent visa (other than a humanitarian visa) are unable to access this loan scheme and are required to pay the full student contribution amount up front.
If you are a student who is eligible for HECS-HELP assistance you may pay your student contribution in one of three ways:
If you take out a HECS-HELP loan, the Commonwealth pays the loan amount directly to Deakin on your behalf and a HECS-HELP debt is recorded for you with the Australian Taxation Office.
If you would like to obtain HECS-HELP please complete an electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF) via StudentConnect.