Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
Simply put, a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is a place at Monash which is partially subsidised by the government.
The government pays a portion of your course fees, with the student paying the rest in the form of a Student Contribution Amount (SCA).
The good news is that the SCA can be covered by a HECS-HELP loan from the government.
As of 2021, the HELP loan limit is $108,232 -- but this rises to $155,448 for medicine.
It’s important to note that a HECS-HELP loan only covers course fees -- it doesn’t cover things like course materials or accommodation.
You can check whether a course is a CSP course on the individual course pages -- under the Applications and Fees tab.
We’ll also let you know if a course is a CSP course when we make you an offer.
Remember, to be eligible for a CSP, you need to be:
- an Australian citizen, who must reside in Australia for at least one unit of study contributing to their course of study.
- a New Zealand citizen, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit(s) of study or;
- a permanent visa holder, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit(s) of study.
To get a HECS-HELP loan to cover the rest, you’ll need a Tax File Number (TFN) and submit a Request for Commonwealth Support and HECS-HELP form by census date -- but don’t worry, we’ll supply one of these in plenty of time.