Fees & charges
Eligible OUA students can apply for HELP loans, which allow you to defer paying your fees until your income reaches the minimum threshold. Then you simply repay your debt as you pay your taxes!
There are currently three types of HELP loan available, each designed for students with various needs:
- FEE-HELP is accessible by undergraduate and postgraduate students, and can be applied for on a unit-by-unit basis. Simply select FEE-HELP as your payment method when enrolling, and follow the prompts.
- HECS-HELP is a loan scheme for eligible Commonwealth supported place (CSP) students, and is only available if you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) course.
- VET FEE-HELP is tailored to meet the needs of students undertaking eligible TAFE courses.
You can pay any fees and charges upfront via:
- credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
- money order
Secure online credit card payments can be made on the Make a Payment page in My study centre or by calling a Student Advisor. Payments by cheque or money order can be made payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and sent to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
No matter which payment method you choose, remember to make sure OUA receives your payment by the Close of Enrolment date relevant to your study term so you don't miss out.