HECS-HELP is for eligible students in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) and allows you to defer payment of up to 100% of your student contribution.
Important update for higher education students: Proposed changes under the Higher Education Reform Package
The Australian Government has proposed changes to eligibility for Commonwealth supported places (CSP) for New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents. Subject to the passage of legislation, from 1 January 2018 commencing New Zealand citizens and Permanent Residents will not be eligible to access a Commonwealth supported place in undergraduate and postgraduate programs but will be eligible to take out an optional FEE-HELP loan.
To find out about HECS-HELP and if you’re eligible to apply, go to the Government’s Study Assist website.
How to apply
If you've been offered a Commonwealth supported place, you'll be automatically prompted to complete an application for HECS-HELP when you enrol in your RMIT program.