As a domestic postgraduate student, you may be eligible for a FEE-HELP loan to help cover the costs of your tuition fees.
Use our FEE-HELP calculator tool to find out how your postgraduate study may cost, and how much you'll be paying back after you graduate.
Paying your fees
There are a range of government loans available to eligible domestic students to defer payment of tuition fees. These are known as HELP loans.
Scholarships are a great way to support your university studies. Some are based on previous academic merit and others are awarded by need.
Other ways to reduce fees
When you enrol in a postgraduate course you may be eligible for to claim income tax deduction for your course fees and study-related expenses, such as your computer, books, stationery etc., or some of your travel expenses between home or work and university. The ATO can offer advice on claiming study expenses, but broadly, if your intended course is upskilling and directly relates to your work, you might qualify.
Share your costs with your employer
If you’re already working in the field, approach your employer with a proposal for postgraduate study as professional development. It’s not uncommon for postgraduate students to have a cost-sharing arrangement with their employer. Upskilling is a benefit to the workplace, so it’s worth asking.