FEE-HELP repayment calculator

Considering a postgraduate course at Deakin? See what your FEE-HELP repayments will look like and take the next step towards making university study a reality.

What is FEE-HELP?

FEE-HELP covers all or part of your tuition fees for eligible students. This loan type means that the Australian Government pays your tuition fees directly to Deakin. You pay back your loan when your employment income reaches the compulsory repayment threshold – currently $51,550.

Estimate your FEE-HELP repayments

Fees shown by the calculator are indicative only and based on 2024 rates. Actual fees may vary. We advise confirming fees with Prospective Student Enquiries prior to enrolment.

Estimate your FEE-HELP

FEE-HELP payments

per pay cycle

Take-home pay
after FEE-HELP and tax

per pay cycle

Your estimated FEE-HELP repayments

  • $* is the estimated full cost for a ( credit points), based on the 2024 fees.
  • is the annual FEE-HELP payment, based on your current salary
  • of your current salary be spent on FEE-HELP
  • is how long it will take to pay off your FEE-HELP loan on your current salary

Disclaimer *

Deakin University (Deakin):

  • gives no warranty and accepts no responsibility for the currency, accuracy or the completeness of the information provided;
  • advises users that no reliance should be placed upon on the information provided, and;
  • instructs users that they should confirm the actual course fee with Prospective Student Enquiries prior to enrolment.

This tool provides indicative information about the fees that will be payable in respect of courses and subjects offered to prospective students domiciled in Australia during the periods indicated.

Please note that the fees shown by the calculator are indicative only and actual fees may vary. Users are advised to confirm the actual course fee with Prospective Student Enquiries prior to enrolment.

The estimated course fee is based on the tuition fee costs applicable to a domestic full time student commencing the course in Trimester 1 and studying full time for the duration of the course but:

  • does not include non-tuition costs that may apply, such as Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF);
  • does not take into account any scholarships or bursaries awarded to the student (including the 10% Deakin alumni discount);
  • assumes the maximum number of units that need to be successfully completed actual number completed may be reduced if recognition of prior learning is granted;
  • assumes that no exceptional, or non-typical, circumstances apply to the proposed course of study;
  • assumes that the options that the user selects are appropriate for the course of study that they intend to undertake;
  • where fees are estimated for future years those fee will be subject to annual increases in accordance with increases in the cost of course delivery.

Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?

You can apply for FEE-HELP if you’re a domestic student enrolled in a fee-paying place on an eligible course. You must also meet the FEE-HELP eligibility criteria.

How to apply for FEE-HELP

To apply for FEE-HELP, you must complete a Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF) when you enrol. If completely correctly, it will be automatically approved when you submit.