Financial assistance

Financial assistance

Government help

Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) loans

Australians and permanent humanitarian visa holders may request a Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) loan.

There are a number of HELP loans:

  • HECS-HELP - pay a student contribution.
  • FEE-HELP - pay a private provider.
  • OS-HELP - pay for overseas study.
  • SA-HELP - pay for all or part of student services and amenities fee.
  • VET FEE-HELP - pay VET tuition fees.

Contact the relevant institution for more details.

Income support

Indigenous scholarship programmes

The Commonwealth Scholarships Programme assists Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students on low incomes. The Commonwealth scholarships are:

  • Indigenous Commonwealth education costs scholarships
  • Indigenous Commonwealth accommodation scholarships
  • Indigenous access scholarships
  • Indigenous enabling scholarships.

Institution help

Institution scholarships

Most institutions offer scholarships, including equity scholarships that assist regional students, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students, and students from low-income backgrounds access study.

You must apply to the institution directly for most scholarships, except:

For these two, apply for the Financial Hardship category of our Educational Access Scheme in your QTAC application.

Contact the relevant institution for more details.

Institution loans

Some institutions offer student loans.

Contact the relevant institution for more details.

Industry help

Industry scholarships

Some companies offer scholarships through institutions.

Contact the relevant institution for more details.

 

Page last updated: 28 Sep 2016