Stanley College is an approved FEE-HELP provider and offers fee-paying places within its higher education courses. Eligible domestic students may elect to defer all or part of their tuition fees by accessing the Commonwealth Government's Higher Education Loan Program (HELP).

FEE-HELP is an Australian government loan for eligible higher education students to pay tuition fees. You cannot use it for accommodation, laptops, or textbooks. If eligible, FEE- HELP can cover all parts of your tuition fees up to a maximum amount, which is the FEE- HELP loan limit.

Visit the StudyAssist website for more information.

All courses at the Higher Education level are applicable for FEE-HELP. Currently, all our Bachelor's degree courses at Stanley College are applicable for FEE-HELP, but you need to meet the eligibility criteria.

To be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for a unit of study, a person must be:

  • Australian Citizen or NZ SCV holder or Permanent Humanitarian visa holder or an eligible former Permanent Humanitarian visa holder or a Pacific Engagement visa holder
  • Meet Tax File Number Requirements
  • Meet the USI requirements
  • Have Not Exceeded The FEE Help Loan Limit
  • Maintain a reasonable study load of no more than 2 EFTSL per year unless approved by Stanley College to study a higher load
For further information, visit the Australian Government website Study Assist

There is a fixed maximum amount that you can borrow in your lifetime, called the FEE-HELP limit. For 2024, the HELP loan limit is $121,844 for most students, but there is a higher limit for some approved courses. When enrolled in a full fee-paying place, there is a 20 per cent FEE-HELP loan fee applied to some undergraduate study. The loan fee does not count towards the HELP loan limit. The loan fee is applied to each unit of study.

Any amount borrowed becomes part of an accumulated HELP debt which you will be required to repay through the tax system once you meet a certain salary threshold, which

Once you begin using your HELP loan limit, the amount of HELP you have left to borrow is known as your available 'HELP balance'. You can view your FEE-HELP balance through the myHELPbalance portal. Please note that this portal will not show your current session usage so please check your Commonwealth Assistance Notices for your latest usage.

If you receive an offer to study for a Bachelor's degree course and are eligible for FEE- HELP, you can apply by filling out an Electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (Ecaf). You will need to quote your tax file number or provide a Certificate of Application for a tax file number. The form must be submitted before the census date to ensure fees are deferred onto your loan.

For further information, visit the Government's FEE-HELP page.