If you are not eligible for the Victorian Training Guarantee, Academia is a registered provider for VET FEE-HELP
VET FEE-HELP is a student income contingent loan scheme for the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector that is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) that assists eligible students to pay their VET tuition fees for:
- Full fee paying courses at a Diploma and Advanced Diploma levels or above and;
- Government Subsidised courses at a Diploma and Advanced Diploma levels or above
Interest is not charged on your VET FEE-HELP debt. However there is a loan fee of 20% that applies to full fee-paying students undertaking VET FEE-HELP loans indexed annually by the Tax Office to maintain its real value.
The Australian Government pays the amount of your loan directly to Academia. You have to start repaying your HELP debt through the taxation system once your repayment income is above the compulsory repayment threshold, even if you are still studying. The compulsory repayment threshold is adjusted each year. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2014-15 income year is $53,345.
You are eligible for VET FEE-HELP if you:
For more information regarding eligibility requirements, read the VET FEE-HELP Information booklet, available on the
If you are eligible for VET FEE-HELP assistance and would like to obtain a VET FEE-HELP loan, you should obtain a Request for VET FEE-HELP assistance form and VET FEE-HELP information booklet from your Academia – please contact us at email@example.com or call (03) 9671 4755.
You must read the Information booklet before completing and signing the form and returning it to the VET FEE HELP admissions officer at Academia before the commencement of your course for the first unit of study for which you wish to obtain VET FEE-HELP assistance. If you have not submitted a completed Request for VET FEE-HELP assistance form on or before the census date for the unit, you will not be entitled to VET FEE-HELP assistance for that unit and the Australian Government will not pay your tuition fee for that unit.
When completing the form, you must tick all relevant boxes and sign the Declaration. You should contact Academia if you are unsure how to complete the form.
VET FEE-HELP provides a loan for tuition fees only. VET FEE-HELP does not cover accommodation and general living expenses.
Contact us to find out if you are eligible at firstname.lastname@example.org
The student tuition fee is indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student services and amenities fees
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