I'm trying to apply for HECS but the system won't let me. I'm an Australian Permanent Resident.

Question:

I'm trying to apply for HECS but the system won't let me. I'm an Australian Permanent Resident.

Answer:

Australian Permanent Residents accepted into an undergraduate degree are eligible for the Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS - lower tuition rate for local students) but are not eligible to defer their fees through HECS-HELP. You will need to pay your tuition fees upfront by the due date. If you become an Australian Citizen your eligibility will change.