The Australian Government pays the amount of the loan directly to the student's Higher Education Provider, in this case ACPE. Students then repay their loan through the Australian taxation system once their income rises above the minimum threshold for compulsory repayment.
For undergraduate courses of study, the government applies a loan fee of 25% to Fee-Help loans. Additional information about the FEE-HELP loan scheme is available from the Government's Study Assist website.
Specific information about FEE-HELP and its administration at ACPE is available from the Policies and Procedures section. The FEE-HELP Assistance Application Form and a hardcopy of the Government's FEE-HELP information booklet can be obtained from the College.
Frequently Asked Questions are available on the Study Assist website.
Tuition assurance protects students in the event a course of study provided by an approved HELP provider ceases to be provided after it starts but before it is completed.
National tuition assurance arrangements for private Higher Education providers changed on 1 January 2018. The Government has implemented interim tuition assurance arrangements for the 2018 calendar year for FEE-HELP students. New tuition assurance arrangements are slated for commencement on 1 January 2019. For more information please visit the education.gov.au website.
During these interim changes, please note:
- If you are a Full Fee Paying domestic student (i.e. you have paid full fees for your study) your tuition fees are no longer assured by Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET)
- If you are a FEE-HELP student (i.e. you have used a FEE-HELP loan to pay for your study) for tuition assurance services are being provided by the Department of Education and Training
There have been no changes which apply to eligibility for FEE-HELP. Details of eligibility are published by the Australian Government on the StudyAssist website.
You can read ACPE Limited statement of tuition assurance exemption here.