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Applying for HECS-HELP
How do I apply for HECS-HELP?
Submitting a 'Request for Commonwealth Support and HECS-HELP' when enrolling online
If you are a new student enrolling into a Commonwealth Supported Place you are required to complete a 'Request for Commonwealth Assistance and HECS-HELP' form as part of your administrative enrolment regardless of your eligibility to receive HECS-HELP. You are required to complete a 'Request for Commonwealth Assistance and HECS-HELP' form for any new degree you’re enrolling in.
You will not be able to complete your enrolment until your 'Request for Commonwealth Assistance and HECS-HELP' is approved. Generally this will happen automatically, however, if your form is 'Submitting - Awaiting Approval', you will receive instructions to your student email address within three working days.
If you are an Australian citizen or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa and wish to apply for HECS-HELP you must provide your Tax File Number (TFN) when completing this form.
If you do not have a TFN, please visit the 'I don't have a TFN but wish to apply for HECS-HELP' FAQ for more information.
Applying for HECS-HELP after you have enrolled
If you are an Australian citizen or permanent humanitarian visa holder and wish to receive HECS-HELP you can resubmit your 'Request for Commonwealth Support and HECS-HELP' on my.unimelb to update your payment option for any future census date.
To download the request form for Commonwealth Assistance and HECS-HELP, or to apply for another Commonwealth loan such as FEE-HELP or SA-HELP, visit the Commonwealth Assistance Forms page in my.unimelb.
For further information regarding Commonwealth Support and HECS-HELP eligibility, please visit the Study Assist website.