FEE-HELP is a student loan scheme that is funded by the Commonwealth Government to assist eligible students to pay for all or part of their tuition fees. Currently it is available to students studying in the Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine at SITCM. FEE-HELP loans are not subject to income/assets tests or age restrictions.
For more information, please visit the Study Assist website:
You are eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for a unit of study if you:
FEE-HELP can cover all or part of your tuition fees, i.e. you can choose to apply it to all or part of your unit of study debt. FEE-HELP provides a loan for tuition fees only, and does not cover additional text books, equipment, travel, tools, accommodation or general living expenses.
Other incidental charges apply to the following services provided by SITCM. These include:
You start repaying your accumulated HELP debt through the Australian Taxation Office when your income is above the minimum threshold for compulsory repayment.
To apply, a Request for FEE-HELP Assistance form must be lodged before the Census Date. However if the form is lodged after the Start Date a Late Enrolment Fee of 3% of tuition fee will be charged per Unit of Study. This fee cannot be deferred to FEE-HELP.
SITCM will will treat fairly all of its students and persons seeking to enrol with SITCM through all its policies and procedures.
SITCM implements these procedures in reviewing decisions made in relation to re-crediting a student
SITCM complies with the Information Privacy Principles as set out in section 14 of the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 when dealing with personal information collected in relation to FEE-HELP and VET FEE-HELP assistance.
View the Personal Information Procedures
SITCM has met the tuition assurance requirements as specified in the Provider Guidelines through its current membership of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET) ASTAS.