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Fee-Help

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:

  • 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 Theological Academic Management System (TAMS) 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 Diplomas, Master of Divinity, the MA’s and the research awards.
FEE-HELP may be taken even if a student has a HECS debt.

2018 administrative dates

semester one: 9 March

semester two: 27 July

semester three: 23 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. © 2018 Copyright. All Rights Reserved.