How it works
The Government pays the loan amount directly to Deakin on your behalf and a HELP debt is recorded for you with the ATO.
You'll be issued with a Commonwealth Assistance notice (eCAN) each enrolled study period. This will detail any amount deferred to the ATO.
You can make payments directly to Deakin before the invoice due date. Alternatively, once the FEE-HELP debt has been reported to the ATO you can make voluntary repayments directly to them of any amount.
FEE-HELP applies for the duration of your course so if you temporarily suspend your studies your FEE-HELP form will remain in place. If you transfer to another course you will need to complete a new FEE-HELP form.
HELP loan limit
The HELP loan limit is the maximum that you can borrow over your lifetime. This excludes the loan fee of 25%, which is applied to FEE-HELP loans for undergraduate courses of study.
- All courses except medicine, dentistry and veterinary science: $106,319
- Medicine, dentistry and veterinary science courses: $152,700
- All courses except medicine, dentistry and veterinary science: $108,232
- Medicine, dentistry and veterinary science courses: $155,448
How to apply
To apply for FEE-HELP, complete a Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF) on StudentConnect when you enrol.
FEE-HELP applies for the duration of your course and carries over for each study period. If you change courses or start a new one, you'll need to complete another eCAF.
To find out more about FEE-HELP loans, eligibility and repayments, explore the Australian Government’s Study Assist website.