Bond University Hecs

FEE-HELP is an interest free loan that helps eligible fee paying students pay their tuition fees.

The accumulated debt is indexed according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI). FEE-HELP applies to undergraduate study and postgraduate coursework and research study.

Eligibility for FEE-HELP

The following cohorts of students are eligible to apply for a FEE-HELP loan to cover the costs of tuition fees at Bond University:

  • Australian citizens undertaking at least one subject in Australia
  • Permanent humanitarian visa holders living in Australia for the duration of the program
  • Permanent visa holders who are enrolled in bridging study for overseas-trained professionals and living in Australia for the duration of the program.
  • Maintain a pass rate of more than 50 per cent 
  • New Zealand citizens who meet the eligibility requirements. 

A Tax File Number is needed to access the Australian Government’s Higher Education Loan Program. From January 2021, new higher education students will also need a Unique Student Identifier (USI) to be eligible. Applications for a USI are free and obtained through a short application process online. 

Submitting a FEE-HELP application

If you have received an offer from Bond University and have your Student Identification Number (SID) you can submit a FEE-HELP application online using your eStudent account as follows:

  • Login to eStudent via the Student Portal
  • Select FEE-HELP form tab
  • Enter details including your tax file number (TFN), Unique Student Identifier (USI) and submit the form online. If you have applied for a TFN but have not received it as yet, please upload you application summary and receipt from Australia Post as requested
  • DO NOT print the form as it won’t be accepted

Application forms must be completed by Friday, Week 2 of the semester of commencement. A new form must be submitted if you change your program of study.

HELP loan limits

On 1 January 2020, the FEE-HELP loan limits became the HELP loan limits. Any existing FEE-HELP, VET FEE-HELP or VET Student Loans will count towards your HELP loan limit. Any HECS-HELP borrowed from 1 January 2020 onwards will also count towards your HELP loan limit.

On 1 January 2020, your FEE-HELP balance became your HELP balance.

In 2021 the combined HELP loan limit is $108,232 for most students. The limit for students in the ^Medical Program is $155,448.