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Fee-Help

Ridley College students may have access to 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:

  • be an Australian citizen or the holder of a permanent humanitarian visa or the holder of a permanent visa who is undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals. If you fall into the last two categories you must also be resident in Australia for the duration of the unit;
  • have completed Ridley’s application and enrolment procedures by the appropriate deadline;
  • have completed the eCAF (electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form) through the ACT’s Education Management System (PARADIGM) on or before the appropriate census date.

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 Diploma, Master of Divinity, the MA and research awards.

2019 administrative dates

semester one: 8 March

semester two: 2 August

semester three: 22 November

No FEE-HELP applications can be accepted after these dates.

For further information on FEE-HELP, including any proposed changes, visit the government website: www.studyassist.gov.au or the ACT website: www.actheology.edu.au

Please contact the Registrar if you have any questions.

We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri People, who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which the Ridley College campus is built. Ridley College is an affiliated college with the Australian College of Theology, CRICOS Provider Code 02650E. © 2019 Copyright. All Rights Reserved.