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FEE-HELP Limit

Eligible students can borrow up to the FEE‑HELP limit to pay their tuition fees.

The FEE‑HELP limit is a lifetime limit and is not reset or ‘topped up’ by any repayments that a student may make. The FEE‑HELP limit is the total amount available to eligible students under both the FEE‑HELP and VET FEE‑HELP loan schemes. This means that any amount a student borrows under either FEE‑HELP or VET FEE‑HELP will reduce their FEE‑HELP balance until they have reached the FEE‑HELP limit.

For 2016, the FEE‑HELP limit is $99,389 for most students. For students undertaking medicine, dentistry and veterinary science courses (as defined in the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA)) the FEE‑HELP limit is $124,238.

For 2017, the FEE‑HELP limit is $100,879 for most students. For students undertaking medicine, dentistry and veterinary science courses (as defined in the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA)) the FEE‑HELP limit is $126,101.

Note that the higher FEE‑HELP limit only applies to courses that lead to initial registration to practice in those fields. The lower limit will apply to any further study that is undertaken by a student once they have gained the requisite level for initial registration.


This glossary item applies to the collection types:
  • Higher Education Student Collection
  • VET Collections