The Australian Government provides financial assistance in the form of the HELP loans scheme.
A HELP loan can assist eligible students to pay tuition fees, the student services and amenities fee, or to meet overseas travel expenses.
You can choose from one of the following options:
Higher education students
- HECS-HELP – for eligible Commonwealth supported students.
- FEE-HELP – for eligible full-fee students.
- OS-HELP – for eligible Commonwealth supported students studying overseas.
- SA-HELP – for eligible higher education students to defer paying the student services and amenities fee.
Before applying for any HELP loan you MUST READ the relevant booklet available from the Australian Government’s Study Assist website.
A Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN) is an official statement from RMIT outlining the HELP loan or student contribution payment option you have chosen and any HELP assistance you have received. Learn more about your CAN including how to access it.
Vocational education students
If you are commencing a new program after 1 January 2017 you will need to apply for the new VET Student Loans program.
Current RMIT students
If you currently have a VET FEE-HELP loan and you are continuing your program in 2017, the Government will contact you to give you the option to continue to access VET FEE-HELP until 31 December 2017, or to apply for the new VET Student Loans program.