Since 2005 Ridley students have been able to access financial help from the Commonwealth Government to help pay their tuition fees.
FEE-HELP provides students with a loan of up to $100,879 (indexed each year) over their lifetime towards their tuition fees. The fees are paid by the Government to the ACT (the Higher Education Provider). The student may make voluntary repayments at any time. The student must start repaying the debt when their taxable income reaches $45,000 (2018-19 figure).
To be eligible for FEE-HELP a student must:
There is a 25% loan fee each time a loan is taken out for undergraduate units of study, such as the diploma and undergraduate degrees. There is no loan fee for units of study in a post/graduate course, such as the Graduate Diplomas, Master of Divinity, the MA’s and the research awards.
FEE-HELP may be taken even if a student has a HECS debt.
semester one: 9 March
semester two: 27 July
semester three: 23 November
No FEE-HELP applications can be accepted after these dates.
Please contact the Registrar if you have any questions.