Students are eligible for HELP loans if they are:
An Australian citizen and studying at least one unit of their course of study in Australia or, the holder of a permanent humanitarian visa and will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit.
A New Zealand citizens holding a Special Category Visa (SCV) who meet the below criteria are also eligible to apply for a HELP loan, providing they:
Applications are made by completing a Request for Commonwealth Support form that students receive during their enrolment.
HELP loans do not cover additional study expenses that may include computer software.
For more information on HELP loans, visit the Australian Government Study Assist website.