If you know a high-achieving Year 11 or 12 student who would like to get a taste of university life while in high school, they can apply to take part in START QUT. Applications for Semester 2, 2021 are open 31 March and close on 31 May, 2020.
To be eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP (Commonwealth assistance), students must provide a TFN (or a Certificate of Application for a TFN) and a USI (applicable to new students from 1 January 2021), on their Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF). To obtain a TFN and create a USI, students should apply online.
The TFN and USI application processes are free and students will be required to provide proof of identity. Students should apply early, as it can take up to 28 days to process a TFN application.
When applying for a HELP loan at university, it is necessary to ensure that all personal details including full name, date of birth, and tax file number, exactly match those that are held with the Australian Taxation Office. Read more about QUT fees and HECS-HELP on the QUT website or visit the government StudyAssist website.
The Tertiary Access Payment is a scholarship provided by the Federal Government to assist students who completed Year 12 in 2020, with the cost of relocating from an outer regional or remote area for tertiary study.