HECS-HELP is a loan which allows you to defer paying fees until you are earning a salary. If you are eligible for and are offered a Commonwealth supported place, the majority of your tuition fees will be subsidised and you will only be required to pay a portion of the total amount, which can be deferred through HECS-HELP. A HECS-HELP loan can cover all or part of your student contribution amount, and you repay it through the taxation system once you are earning a certain salary.
FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible full fee-paying students pay all or part of their tuition fees. It cannot be used for additional study costs such as accommodation or text books.
St Mark’s offers payment plans for most of our VET courses. VET FEE-HELP is no longer available due to the Commonwealth Government’s decision to end this scheme.
There is a huge range of scholarships and grants available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. Being granted a scholarship at Charles Sturt University may be easier than you think, and it’s always a good idea to start planning early in the process. These grants are open to St Mark’s students studying through the School of Theology at Charles Sturt University.