FEE-HELP LOANS

Helping eligible students pay for all or part of their tuition

PLT Plus has academic status as a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice which means you may be eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.

FEE‑HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible students pay all or part of their tuition fees. It does not cover study costs such as accommodation and textbooks.  

Loans are only available to Australian citizens or to students who hold a permanent humanitarian visa. Loans are also only available to students who undertake at least part of their PLT in Australia.

You can apply for a FEE-HELP loan when completing your online enrolment form.


Learn more about FEE-HELP

Visit StudyAssist website

Upfront Payment

You must pay the full course fee when submitting your application to enrol in the Coursework component.

If you are using FEE-HELP, you are not required to make an upfront payment (since the cost of the course is repayable through the tax system after you begin working).


How to pay

Payment may be made by any of the following methods:

  • Credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Amex)
  • Bank cheque
  • Personal cheque
  • Direct deposit into The College of Law account:

  Account Name  College of Law
Bank Name  National Australia Bank
BSB No  082 212
Account No 164 281 531
Bank Address  32 Willoughby Road, Crows Nest NSW 2065


Cash will only be accepted for payments less than $100.

I felt that there was a culture that they really wanted you to do well and pass and that there was a fostering of that and certainly assistance where you needed it.

Vanessa Hernandez

Special Counsel, BT Lawyers, Brisbane Australia

Tax Deduction

You may be able to claim a tax deduction for the cost of self-education at the time the expense was incurred. 

Please visit the ATO website to learn more.

Personal Loans

You have the option to pay for PLT Plus using a personal bank loan. The Money Manager website has a personal loan online comparison tool that may help you choose the right loan.

BURSARY SCHEME 

The College of Law has a bursary scheme that covers a limited number of positions. To be eligible, you must show that you are experiencing financial hardship to the extent that it prevents you from being able to pay for the program.

If you are eligible for FEE-HELP, it will be difficult to satisfy this criterion.

INCIDENTAL FEES

FEE-HELP only covers tuition fees and does not typically apply to incidental fees. These fees are in accordance with the rules and policies outlined in the Program Manual (PDF).

 


Incidental item - 2018


Fee

Early withdrawal penalty (prior to Census Date) $600
Program transfer fee  $400 
On-site session transfer fee  $300 
One on-site event including exam transfer fee $100
CEM transfer fee $100 
CEM early withdrawal penalty  $300 
Remote exam (if required by student)  Set by institution hosting the exam 
Replacement Practice Papers following transfer 
$300 
Archive search and reproduction of documents  $60 
Express post (if required by student) Australia Post 
London on-site additional charge $1,575 

WITHDRAWALS & REFUNDS

If you wish to withdraw, you must submit your notice of withdrawal in writing on or before the census date. The census date is the last date you can withdraw from a subject without financial penalty.

Refunds will not be given after the census date (other than in exceptional circumstances which are at the College’s discretion).

If you have applied for FEE-HELP, you may withdraw on or before the census date without incurring a Commonwealth debt. After the census date, you become liable to repay the tuition fees via the tax system.

Visit the StudyAssist website to learn more about withdrawals and refunds relating to FEE-HELP.

Our Refund Policy and Complaints and Disputes Policy can also be found in our Program Manual (PDF).

single subject 

If you are completing individual subjects only, the following fees apply.

 

Subject

EFTSL

2018 Fees

Civil Litigation Practice

0.1

$1,852

Commercial and Corporate Practice

0.075

$1,389

Property Law Practice

0.075

$1,389

Lawyer’s Skills

0.075

$1,389

Ethics and Professional Responsibility

0.075

$1,389 

Elective 1

0.05

$926
Elective 2  0.05 $926

Total

0.5

$9,260 

 The optional additional unit of study (Clinical Experience Module – CEM) is 0.1 EFTSL.

View the Statement of Tuition Assurance