SA-HELP is a loan available to eligible domestic students who do not wish to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) upfront.
If you receive a SA-HELP loan the amount of SSAF will be added to your accumulated HELP debt held with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).
Am I eligible for SA-HELP?
To be eligible for a SA-HELP loan you must:
- Be enrolled in an eligible course of study at an approved provider (such as Curtin University);
- Be an Australian citizen or permanent humanitarian visa holder, residing in Australia;
- Eligible New Zealand citizen who holds a Special Category Visa (SCV)
- Have read the SA-HELP Information for 2016 booklet [.pdf];
- Submit a valid electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF) prior to census date; and
- Meet the Tax File Number (TFN) requirements by providing your TFN or a Certificate of application for a TFN from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) prior to the census date of the study period.
How do I apply for SA-HELP?
To apply for SA-HELP, you need to complete an eCAF.
Please note, when completing your eCAF and applying for FEE-HELP, you will need to supply your Tax File Number (TFN).
If you do not have a TFN, you must apply for one through the ATO prior to enrolling in units.
Your TFN or Certificate of application for a Tax File Number must be provided prior to your study period due date. Failure to provide these documents by the census date of your study period will result in cancellation of your enrolment.
For further information on FEE-HELP, please see the Study Assist website.