I am now an Australian permanent resident. Can I defer my fees to HECS-HELP?Updated 10/02/2022 09.00 AM
No. To access a HECS-HELP loan you must be studying in a Commonwealth supported place, AND:
- be an Australian Citizen, or
- be the holder of a Permanent Humanitarian visa, or be an eligible former Permanent Humanitarian Visa holder, or
- be an eligible New Zealand Citizen who holds a Special Category visa (SCV).
As an Australian permanent resident you need to pay your fees upfront prior to the census date of each trimester.