FEE-HELP Application Support

Applying to offer FEE-HELP assistance to your eligible students

The introduction of FEE-HELP in 2004 was a major step in levelling the higher education playing field. It has become a valuable marketing tool for independent higher education providers and a great benefit for their eligible students. In order to gain access to FEE-HELP for their students a higher education provider must be approved as a FEE-HELP Provider.

To be approved as a FEE-HELP Provider an institution must:

  • be a body corporate which carries on its business in Australia;
  • have as its principal purpose education and/or research;
  • deliver at least one accredited higher education course;
  • be financially viable as set out in the current version of the Financial Viability Instructions for Applicants;
  • provide appropriate tuition assurance arrangements;
  • observe certain quality control & accountability requirements; and
  • supply data to the Commonwealth as required.

Higher Education Leadership Institute (HELI) is available to support approved higher education providers prepare their applications to become a FEE-HELP Provider.

We can assist you by:

  • providing an Evidence Gathering Tool outlining the documentation required to lodge an application to become a FEE-HELP Provider;
  • advising the institution regarding the requirements of the application process;
  • reviewing documentation provided by the HEP;


  • developing new policies in line with specific FEE-HELP requirements;
  • assisting with the uploading of the application into HITS;
  • assisting with any requests for further information arising from the application.


Higher Education Leadership Institute (HELI) has assisted many higher education providers to gain approval, so if you are thinking of becoming a FEE-HELP Provider but would like some assistance with the application process, perhaps we can help you.

For a no obligation discussion please contact us.