FEE-HELP is the Australian Government loan scheme that will assist eligible full fee paying domestic (Australian) students to pay their tuition fees at an eligible Higher Education Provider.
A FEE-HELP loan can cover all or part of a student's tuition fees. There is a maximum dollar value in tuition fees that may be paid using FEE-HELP over a student's lifetime. There is also a loan fee imposed by the Government.
Repayments can be made through the taxation system along with any other HELP loan (e.g. HECS). Compulsory repayments commence once taxable income reaches a threshold. Voluntary repayments can be made at any time.
For detailed information, including a FEE-HELP information booklet, please refer to the Australian Governments Study Assist website at http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/StudyAssist.
In addition there are FEE-HELP information booklets and application forms available which we can mail to you.
Please note: FEE-HELP is only available for the Diploma programs, for Australian Citizens and Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders.
Centrelink is an Australian Government office, operating within the Department of Human Services, and provides income support payments for eligible Australian students. SAIBT's programs have been approved by Centrelink, so eligible Australian students may be able to access income support payments while studying at SAIBT. For more information about accessing income support payments, please refer to the website http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/themes/students-and-trainees.