FEE-HELP repayment calculator

If you’re considering a postgraduate course at Deakin, our FEE-HELP repayment calculator gives you the confidence to make university study a reality.

What is FEE-HELP?

FEE-HELP loans cover up to 100% of tuition fees for eligible students. By taking out a FEE-HELP loan, the government pays your tuition fees directly to Deakin, and the balance is repaid from your employment income – but only once you're earning over $45,881.

Please note: fees shown by the calculator are indicative only and based on 2020 rates. Actual fees may vary. We advise confirming fees with Prospective Student Enquiries prior to enrolment.

Estimate your FEE-HELP repayments

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 2020 estimated tuition fee for a ( credit points) at Deakin
  • 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 15% Deakin Alumni Postgraduate Course Fee Bursary);
  • assumes the maximum number of units that need to be successfully completed actual number completed may be reduced if Credit for 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.

Need help?

Ask a question about studying at Deakin

Contact us

Are you eligible?

To be eligible for a FEE-HELP loan, you must be:

  • a domestic student
  • a fee paying student
  • studying an eligible course.

Find out more about eligibility

How to apply

Applying for a FEE-HELP loan is simple. When you enrol, you'll need to complete an online Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF). If completely correctly, it will be automatically approved when you submit.

Further information

To find out more about FEE-HELP loans, eligibility and repayments, explore our guidance or visit the government’s Study Assist website.