FEE-HELP offers financial assistance to eligible students studying higher education qualifications.
It’s available to eligible students who are:
- Australian Citizens, Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holders or Permanent Visa holders
- Students undertaking bridging study for an overseas course
- Studying a course leading to higher education (such as a Bachelor Degree, Graduate Diploma, or Doctorate)
- Meet tax file number requirements
- Have not exceeded the FEE help loan limit ($102,392 in 2018)
Which Kent courses is FEE HELP available for?
FEE-HELP is available for three Kent courses:
- Bachelor of Business: 3 Years (6 trimesters). (074600G)
- Bachelor of Accounting: 3 Years (6 trimesters). (074601G)
- Bachelor of Information Technology: 3 Years (6 trimesters). (074601G)
How can I apply?
How much is the EFTSL value for each unit of study?
Each unit of study at Kent has an EFTSL value of 0.125 towards the course.
What if I need to cancel my studies?
If you have applied for FEE-HELP and then decided to cancel your studies, you must withdraw your enrolment in each unit of study before the census date or you’ll incur debt.
If you withdraw from a unit after the census date due to serious illness or other “special circumstances”, you can apply to Kent to have your HELP debt remitted (and your FEE-HELP balance re-credit if applicable). Requests for re-crediting of HELP debts should be sent to StudentFinance@kent.edu.au accompanied by independent supporting documentation. Students will be informed of the outcome within ten (10) working days.
If you withdraw from a unit after the census date due to “change of mind”, you are legally obliged to repay your HELP debt and will not be able to apply to have your HELP debt remitted.
Further information regarding payments and refunds can also be found at:
How do I get a Tax File Number?
To apply for a Tax File Number, visit the Australian Taxation Office website.
What is a CHESSN?
When you enrol at Kent you’ll be allocated a Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) if you don’t already have one. It’s a unique identifier that helps Kent to manage your FEE-HELP application.
What happens if my course ceases to be offered?
Please read our Statement of Tuition Assurance.