Government Student Loans

AIT is an approved provider of FEE HELP courses for all of our higher education diplomas as well bachelors.

FEE-HELP is a loan scheme, provided by the government, that assists eligible students in the payment of part of all of their tuition fees.

Over their lifetime, eligible students may borrow up to the FEE-HELP limit. For students applying at AIT, the limit is currently $100,879 (this amount is subject to change). In addition, there is a one-off loan fee of 25%, imposed by the government, for undergraduate courses of study.

The government directly pays AIT the amount of the loan, and students (that is you) pay it back through the Australian taxation system once their annual income reaches the minimum repayment threshold.

This amount is subject to change annually, you may view the threshold here. For the 2017-2018 income year the threshold is $55,874.

FEE-HELP loans don’t attract interest but a CPI increase is applied every June 1st for amounts that have been unpaid for 11 months or more.

Read more about FEE-HELP here: http://studyassist.gov.au/sites/StudyAssist/

You are eligible for FEE-HELP if:

  • you meet the citizenship and residency requirements:
  • you are an Australian citizen or a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder who meets the long-term residency criteria and who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to your course; OR
  • you are a permanent humanitarian visa holder who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit; OR
  • you are a permanent visa holder who is undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of the study;

You must also be enrolled in an eligible unit of study by the census date for that unit and must not have exceeded the FEE-HELP limit.

The first Census Date is the date by which you will need to submit your application for FEE-HELP. This is the date by which you can also withdraw from a Unit of Study without penalty or incurring any fees or a FEE-HELP debt. All vocational courses offered by AIT and its partners have 3 study periods and census dates.

VET Student Loans is a Government loan program that helps students pay for their tuition fees up to a set amount (known as a loan cap). As the difference between the loan cap and course price varies by study mode, please speak to your Course & Careers Adviser about what this means for you.

Eligible students can apply for a loan to pay for their fees up to capped amounts through the Commonwealth Government’s VET Student Loans scheme. The loan applies to eligible courses at the Diploma level or above. Academy of Information Technology is an approved VET Student Loans provider.

  • an Australian citizen; or
  • hold a permanent humanitarian visa and usually reside in Australia; or
  • be a qualifying New Zealand citizen.

Further information about VET Student Loans, and to download the VET Student Loans Information Booklet 2017, visit the Australian Government website: https://www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans.

Although the loan is provided by the Australian Government, failure to make repayments when due may affect your credit rating.

The government applies a loan fee of 25% on all FEE-HELP loans, which is not included in the course fees or the FEE-HELP loan limit.

For more information, read the FEE-HELP Information Booklet (2017), or fact sheets: Choosing the right qualification for you, Why is your census date so important, Protect your Tax File Number and Need more assistance.

Schedule of Fees

Academy of Information Technology 2017 2016 2015
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Diploma of Interactive Media (2D Animation) Download
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Diploma of Interactive Media (Film & Video) Download
Diploma of Information Technology (Games Programming) Download
Diploma of Information Technology (Mobile Application Development) Download
Diploma of Digital Design Download
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Bachelor of Interactive Media (Film) Download Download Download
Bachelor of Interactive Media (3D Design) Download Download Download
Bachelor of Information Technology (Mobile Application Development) Download Download Download
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Bachelor of Digital Design Download Download
Coder Academy 2018 2017 2016
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Gen Tech Bootcamp Download
AIT - iscd 2018 2017 2016 2015
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RedHill Online 2017 2016
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The Left Bank 2017 Jul-Dec 2016 Jan-Jun 2016 2015
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