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Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number

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A Commonwealth Higher Education Student Number (CHESSN) is a 10-digit number provided by the Australian Government, to all students who are in receipt of a:

  • Commonwealth Support Place CSP)
  • HELP loan (HECS, FEE, SA, OS)
  • Commonwealth Learning Scholarship.

The CHESSN is a unique, lifelong identifier used by all higher education providers. It allows you to view details of your Commonwealth-assisted study, including any HELP debts incurred.

Your CHESSN is on your Commonwealth Assistance Notice. This Notice is available in the Web Enrolment System (WES) by 28 days after the census date. To view information on how much Commonwealth assistance you have received, login to myUniAssist.

FEE-HELP students

If you have a FEE-HELP loan, it's your responsibility to keep track of your FEE-HELP balance using the myUniAssist website. You need to advise the University if you don't have enough left to cover your course fees.

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