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HELP Study Assistance Information

Watch these videos to find out more about:

  • The Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) 
  • Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP).

These videos have been put together by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education and should answer any questions you have.

HELP limit

Following the passage of the Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (Student Loan Sustainability) Act 2018, from 1 January 2020 the FEE-HELP limit is replaced by the HELP limit and will include HECS-HELP loans.

The HELP limit is the maximum amount that a person can borrow under HELP over their lifetime. This limit excludes any loan fee.  

The HELP limit in 2020 is $152,700 for medicine, dentistry and veterinary science students (as defined in the Higher Education Support Act 2003) and $106,319 for all other students.

Contact the Student Centre with any further questions.

1. An overview of HELP