A Full fee-paying place is one that is offered to students who are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place.
As a fee-paying student you may be eligible for Commonwealth assistance via a HELP loan.
To be eligible for a Commonwealth assistance, you must:
There are four Higher Education Loan Programs (HELP) that allow you to defer payment of your fees:
|HECS-HELP||This loan scheme is only available to students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place and allows you to defer payment of your student contribution amounts.|
|FEE-HELP||This loan scheme is only available to eligible students in a fee-paying place and allows you to defer your course fees.|
|SA-HELP||This loan scheme allows you to defer your Student Services and Amenities Fees.|
|OS-HELP||This loan scheme is available to students in a Commonwealth supported place who undertake some of their studies overseas and defer some associated costs through the HELP system.|
If you choose to use a HELP loan, the Australian Government pays your fee amount directly to Flinders University on your behalf and a HELP debt is recorded with the Australian Taxation Office against your tax file number.
To access a HELP scheme, you will need to complete a relevant Commonwealth Assistance Form via the Student System. You must complete a separate HELP form for each loan type you would like to access (eg. HECS-HELP and SA-HELP forms).
You need to start repaying your HELP debt through the taxation system once your income reaches the compulsory repayment threshold.
A Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN) is a statement of your enrolment, a record of the Commonwealth assistance you have accessed as part of your studies and shows what has been deferred via a HELP program for future payment through the Australian Taxation Office.
Your CAN is not an invoice and does not require payment. If you are enrolled in semester and non-semester topics you may receive multiple CANs within the same semester. CANs are generated based on the census date for each topic you are studying.
A CAN is provided to all students who have received Commonwealth assistance, and will include:
In accordance with Commonwealth legislation, you will be provided with a CAN within 28 days:
You will receive a notification to your Flinders email account when your CAN is available. You can access your CAN via the Student System under the ‘My Documents’ tab.
If you require further assistance and advice, Student Assist - which is a part of FUSA - provides a free and confidential financial counselling service which can negotiate and advocate on your behalf with creditors as well as provide you with information on student grants, student loans and emergency assistance that may be available to you.
Contact Flinders Connect with all your enquiries. We are located on Level 0, Central Library, Bedford Park campus.
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