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Deferring Fees Eligibility

Can I defer all or some of my student contribution amounts or tuition fees?

If you meet the eligibility criteria, you may choose to defer your student contributions through  HECS-HELP (if you are a Commonwealth supported student), or your tuition fees through FEE-HELP (if you are a local fee paying student).

For further information about eligibility for deferring your payments, please refer to Study Assist.

Combined HELP limit

From 1 January 2020 onwards, any borrowing under HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP will count towards your combined HELP limit. The HELP limit is the maximum amount that you can borrow under HELP over your lifetime.

Any previous HECS-HELP debts will not count towards your HELP limit. Previous FEE-HELP and VET FEE-HELP debts, however, will count towards your HELP limit.

Detailed information about the combined HELP limit is available from the Study Assist