Students in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) get help from the government and pay a lower course fee called the student contribution amount. See student contribution amount to estimate your fees.
The level of support and your payment options depend on your citizenship:
The level of support and your payment options also depend on where you will live when studying. To see what you are eligible for, see Commonwealth assistance residency requirements.
You will also need to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
When you first enrol using the Web Enrolment System (WES), you need to accept your place by completing the Request for Commonwealth support and HECS-HELP section.
Read the online form carefully. It will explain your payment options (if any) and provide a link to further information provided by the government.
After submitting, WES gives you a transaction number beginning with C. You need to record this. We also email a copy to your Monash account.
If you change course, you must apply for a CSP for the new course and complete another Request for Commonwealth Support and HECS-HELP.
We send you a fee statement based on your unit enrolment. See fee payment dates. If you are paying your SCA directly to the University, you must pay it by the due date. To avoid paying fees for units you do not want to take, you must discontinue them by the census date.
New Zealand citizens and permanent visa holders (non-humanitarian) cannot get HECS-HELP discounts and loans. When you accept your Commonwealth Supported Place, you must agree to pay your SCA upfront and in full with no discount. You must also:
Australian citizens and permanent humanitarian visa holders can get HECS-HELP (discounts and loans) to assist in paying their SCA. When completing the online Request for Commonwealth support and HECS-HELP in WES, you must select whether you plan to use a loan or not.
If you do not have a tax file number, you can only select the upfront SCA payment option. You can change this in WES up to the census date.
If you provide your tax file number by the census date, the loan offer remains open to you even if you choose not to use it. HECS-HELP includes a 10% discount for full or partial upfront payments to the University of $500 or more.
|HECS-HELP terms and conditions for Australian citizens and permanent humanitarian visa holders only|
|SCA payment option||Accrue loan debt||10% discount (payments of $500 or more)||Must provide Tax File Number (TFN) by census date|
|Full upfront SCA payment with discount||No
(Pay 90% of full SCA)
|Partial upfront payment with part HECS-HELP loan||Yes
(Pay less than 90% of full SCA)
|Full HECS-HELP loan with no upfront payment||Yes
(Pay 0% of full SCA)
You repay your HECS-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.
If you have HECS-HELP, have not provided us with your tax file number and do not pay on time, we will cancel your enrolment after census date. You cannot re-enrol as a Commonwealth supported student until the next semester.
Your Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN) shows your contributions and any debt that you owe the government (indexed each year). Check this each semester in WES. Use the Dispute button if anything is incorrect. You must tell us within 14 days, or we will assume it is correct and you will be liable for the loan debt.