Fee Help

FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible students to pay tuition fees.

If you are an Australian citizen, on a New Zealand Special Category visa (SCV) or permanent humanitarian visa holder and meet the residency requirements, then you may be eligible to apply for FEE Help. There are several requirements so please read them carefully to determine your eligibility. The Fee Help Loan does not cover costs like accommodation, laptops or textbooks and can only be used for tuition fees. The Australian Government pays the amount of the loan directly to the student’s education provider, in this case ACPE. Students then repay their loan through the Australian taxation system once their income rises above the minimum threshold for compulsory repayment.

For undergraduate courses of study, the government applies a FEE-HELP loan fee of 20% (subject to government review). Additional information about the FEE-HELP loan scheme is available from the Government’s Study Assist website.

It is also important for you to meet the pass rate requirements to remain eligible for FEE Help.  Please refer to the Study Assist website for more information.

To apply for a FEE-HELP loan, you must submit the Electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF) on or before the census date of your first enrolment period. The form will require your Unique Student Identifier (USI) and tax file number (TFN).

Further information about FEE-HELP and its administration at ACPE is available from the Policies and Procedures section