Application Form for FEE-HELP Assistance

Only certain citizenship statuses are eligible to apply for FEE-HELP. To find out if you are eligible,
please select your current citizenship status from the option(s) provided below.

Is your course a bridging course for overseas trained professionals? And will you be resident in Australia
for the duration of the unit(s) of study for which you are applying for FEE-HELP?

Is your visa a permanent humanitarian visa? And will you be resident in Australia for the duration of the
unit(s) of study for which you are applying for FEE-HELP?

You are eligible to apply for FEE-HELP!

You MUST read the FEE-HELP Information booklet before completing this form. Also, for this application to be processed, the information that you provide on the form below must be identical to what you stated on your enrolment form.

* - denotes a required field.

Your personal details

Your contact details

Your course & campus details

Sydney Institute of Business and Technology Pty Ltd
Refer to your Offer Letter

Tax File Number (TFN)

Your provider is authorised under the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to collect your TFN. It is not an offence not to provide your TFN. However, you will not be able to obtain FEE-HELP assistance for the amount of your tuition fees that remain unpaid on the census date unless you give your provider, on or before the census date, either your TFN or a Certificate of application for a TFN from the Australian Taxation Office (the 'Tax Office'), stating that you have applied for a TFN.

Note: as TFNs are usually provided within 28 days of application, it is essential that you apply early to ensure you have your TFN on or before the census date. For more information on requesting a TFN, visit the ATO website at or phone 13 28 61 between 8 am and 6 pm (EST), Monday to Friday.

Your provider is authorised to retain your TFN information only for the purpose of reporting details of your FEE-HELP assistance to the Tax Office. Privacy and taxation laws protect your TFN information. There may be severe penalties if these laws are broken.

Your Obligations

  • I understand, over my lifetime, the amount of FEE-HELP assistance AND VET FEE-HELP assistance that I access must not exceed the FEE-HELP limit.
  • I have read the FEE-HELP information booklet and I am aware of my obligations if I receive FEE-HELP assistance.
  • I understand that my debt with the Commonwealth will remain if I withdraw or cancel my enrolment after the census date but that it may be removed by my provider in special circumstances.
  • If I am reaching my FEE-HELP limit I understand that it is my responsibility to be aware of my FEE-HELP balance and to advise my provider(s) and VET provider if I am approaching the FEE-HELP limit and may not have enough FEE-HELP balance to cover my tuition fees.
  • I understand I will have to notify each provider (and VET provider) of how much FEE-HELP (or VET FEE-HELP) assistance I wish to access for my units of study.

Terms and Conditions

By submitting this form, you:

  • declare that:
    • you have read the FEE-HELP information booklet and are aware of your obligations if you receive FEE-HELP assistance.
    • the information on this form is complete and correct and you can produce documents to verify this if required.
  • request that:
    • The Commonwealth lend you the amount of the tuition fees for units in your course of study outstanding at the census date and to use the amount so lent to pay the fees outstanding to your provider on your behalf.
  • understand that:
    • a 25% loan fee will be applied to the amount of FEE-HELP assistance if it relates to an undergraduate course of study, and that this loan fee will be included in your FEE-HELP debt;
    • you will repay to the ATO the amount that the Commonwealth has loaned to you (plus the loan fee if applicable). These repayments will be made in accordance with Chapter 4 of the Act when your income reaches a certain level, even if you have not completed your studies;
    • your HELP debt will be indexed annually in line with the Act;
    • you will not be able to obtain FEE-HELP assistance if you do not meet the TFN requirements;
    • you will no longer be able to obtain FEE-HELP assistance when the total amount of FEE-HELP assistance you have obtained reaches the FEE-HELP limit as set out in the Act;
    • you are able to cancel this request, in writing, at any time, with your provider, and that it will no longer apply from that time. However this must be done by the census date, otherwise you will have a debt to the Australian Government that you are legally required to repay;
    • your personal information will be collected and stored by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations in order to administer your Commonwealth assistance and may be shared for this purpose with the ATO and the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education;
    • if your eligibility for FEE-HELP assistance changes you must notify your provider;
    • the authority to collect the information on this form is contained in the Act;
    • the information may not otherwise be disclosed without your consent unless authorised or required by law; and
    • giving false or misleading information is a serious offence under the Criminal Code Act 1995.

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