Domestic fees (FEE-HELP)

Most domestic, graduate students (and undergraduates not in a Commonwealth Supported Place) must pay full course fees unless you have a government loan.

Use the domestic course fee calculator (full-fee) to estimate your fees:

Course fee payments

We send you a fee statement based on your unit enrolment. See fee payment dates. If you do not have FEE-HELP, you must pay in full by the due date. If you have FEE-HELP, the government lends you the balance of course fees that are unpaid at the census date (up to certain limits).

To avoid paying fees for units you no longer want to take, you must discontinue by the census date.

Overdue payments

If you don't pay on time, and you do not have FEE-HELP, we will cancel your enrolment.


FEE-HELP is mostly used by domestic students enrolled in a full fee-paying, graduate (non-research) award course. In some cases, undergraduates can get FEE-HELP but there is a 25% administrative fee. Some CSP students apply for FEE-HELP to assist with course fees for full fee summer or winter semester units. If you change course, you must apply for FEE-HELP for the new course.

Loan repayments

You repay any FEE-HELP loan through the tax system once your income reaches a certain level. Your debt remains even if you do not complete your course. In special situations, you can apply to have the debt removed. See remission of debt.

Loan conditions and limits

FEE-HELP general conditionsExceptions
Covers course fees for study in award courses, which lead to a recognised qualification such as a Bachelor Degree, Graduate Certificate, Masters etc.

See FEE-HELP booklet (pdf 478kb).
Professionals with a degree from overseas may get FEE-HELP for non-award (bridging) study.

You need a letter from an Assessment Authority.
Available to Australian citizens  
Available to permanent humanitarian visa holders (if residing in Australia for the duration of the unit). Non-humanitarian permanent visa holders may only get FEE-HELP if doing a bridging course for overseas-trained professionals and residing in Australia for the duration of the unit.
Available to some New Zealand citizens (if residing in Australia for the duration of the unit) if you meet all of the eligibility criteria in HELP loans for New Zealand citizens. Most New Zealand citizens are not eligible.
For all courses, regardless of when you started studies, the FEE-HELP loan limit for 2018 was $102,392 and for 2019 is $104,440.

The loan limit applies over your lifetime.
For Medicine, Veterinary Science and Dentistry, the FEE-HELP limit for 2018 was $127,992 and for 2019 is $150,000.
Your FEE-HELP loan balance is the loan limit less any loan amount borrowed.  
Undergraduates can apply for FEE-HELP. However there is a loan administration fee of 25% on the amount of the loan each semester.  

Apply for a loan

Most students apply during enrolment after entering unit choices.

Australian citizens with a Tax File Number (TFN) Use the Web Enrolment System (WES) to apply before census date. You can apply if the FEE-HELP link appears in the Enrolment/Re-enrolment section in WES.

Fill in the Request for FEE-HELP Assistance including your TFN and submit.

Record the transaction number, which begins with FH.
WES is only open for applications during a set time, and closed after census date.

We email the transaction number to your Monash account.
Australian citizens - with no TFN You cannot apply for FEE-HELP until you have a TFN. You can apply for a TFN through the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). They will send you a certificate as proof that you have applied for one.

Make sure you provide Monash Connect with your certificate.

Once you have your TFN, change your fee payment option in WES before the census date.
You must initially be a full-fee student.
Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders Fill in an application at Monash Connect.

Show staff your passport (including visa stamp) or a letter from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) as proof that your visa application was approved.
If you cannot come in person, call Monash Connect staff to mail the form to you. Fill it in and mail it back.
New Zealand citizens who meet all of the eligibility criteria in HELP loans for New Zealand citizens. WES doesn't show this recent change, so you must follow all the application instructions in the FAQ. Provide all the visa and residency documentation at least five business days before your census date to start the application process. Provide proof of your special category visa and that you meet all of the residency requirements, then we'll send you a hard-copy application. Fill it in and mail it back.
Australian Permanent Resident Visa (APRV) holders including New Zealand citizens who hold a permanent resident visa. You cannot apply unless in a bridging course for overseas-trained professionals. New Zealand citizens must also have permanent resident visa.

Fill in an application at Monash Connect.
Attach a copy of a letter from your assessment authority.

See FEE-HELP booklet (pdf 478kb)


Fill in a Request for FEE-HELP Assistance form at Monash Connect if you are:

  • not an Australian citizen with a TFN
  • a CSP student wanting FEE-HELP for summer or winter semester units.

Closing date

You must apply for FEE-HELP at least five days before your fees are due (see your fee statement in the Web Enrolment System).

Approved applicants get a new fee statement the following week. This shows FEE-HELP is your payment option.
Unsuccessful applicants get a letter within five business days. You must pay your course fees in full or we will cancel your enrolment.

Tracking your payments or debt

Your Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN) has the census dates, your contributions and any government debt you have (indexed each year). Check this every semester in the Web Enrolment System (WES). Use the Dispute button if anything is incorrect. You must tell us within 14 days, or we will assume it's correct and you will be liable for that loan debt or use of study entitlements.

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