What is FEE-HELP?
FEE-HELP is an Australian Government Loan Scheme that assists students to pay their tuition fees.
ECC is an approved Higher Education Provider and can offer FEE-HELP to eligible students to assist them in the payment of all or part of their tuition fees.
How does it work?
The Australian Government pays the amount of the ECC tuition fees directly to ECC. You'll repay the loan through the Australian taxation system once you earn a minimum of $51,309 per year. CLICK HERE to download the 2017 FEE-HELP information brochure.
As long as you're an Australian citizen studying an ECC Diploma course, you'll be eligible for FEE-HELP. Unfortunately, Australian citizens studying our Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation Program are NOT eligible for FEE-HELP.
From 1 January 2016, New Zealand Special Category Visa (SCV) holders may be eligible to access HELP loans provided they came to Australia as a dependent child and meet the relevant residency criteria. For more information please read the information at: FAQs NZ
FEE-HELP loan fee
Your FEE-HELP loan can cover all or part of your tuition fees with a 25% loan fee incurred for each unit. This is imposed by the Australian Government.
How do I apply for FEE-HELP?
Once you receive your Letter of Offer, you will be given the option to apply for FEE-HELP. You will need to fill out the application form in person at the ECC Reception and it will be submitted from there.
The census date is the last date you can submit your request for FEE-HELP or withdraw from your course without incurring a HELP debt (falls 20% of the way through the study period). If you do not submit your form by the census date, you will not be able to claim FEE-HELP. If you do not submit an application for FEE-HELP by the census date you will have to wait until the next study period to apply.If you withdraw from your course after the census date you will still have a FEE-HELP debt which must be paid.
Paying for your ECC course has never been easier. If you've still got questions about FEE-HELP, check out Study Assist Fee Help page for more information.