Did you know what one of the most common questions we get is, “How much does the Academy cost?”.
Most students don’t realise that FEE-HELP* is available for eligible students.
So, what does that mean?
In a nutshell, it means that you can defer the cost of the Academy until after you graduate and start earning $54,126 a year, similar to other universities. The only difference is, at a regular uni you don’t get to play and train footy in an elite environment under the guidance of current and past AFL stars and coaches.
Through our partnership with Torrens University, a recognised Higher Education Provider, eligible students have the opportunity to apply for the Australian Government FEE-HELP loan scheme.
How does FEE HELP work?
Get ready for some legalese—but it’s important!
FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible fee-paying students to pay their tuition fees.
Eligible persons may borrow up to the FEE-HELP limit to pay tuition fees over their lifetime. For 2017, the FEE-HELP limit is $100,879 for most students.
The FEE-HELP limit is indexed on 1 January each year (as measured by the CPI index). A loan fee of 25% applies to FEE-HELP loans for undergraduate courses of study only. Indexation and the loan fee do not count towards your FEE-HELP limit.
Students repay the loan to the Australian Government through the tax system once a student reaches the minimum income threshold level for repayment, which for 2015-16 is $54,126.
How do you apply?
Once you are accepted into the Academy, you will receive a Request for FEE-HELP Assistance Form that you will need to complete if you want to access FEE-HELP to defer payment of some, or all, of your tuition fees.
How much does the Academy program cost?
The cost of the program is $24,800 for the first 12 months. This includes the entire athletic program, the Diploma of Sports Development (Elite) and all other personal development programs. There is no upfront cost to students if they select FEE-HELP and approved by the Government.
Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?
If you’re keen to find out more about the Academy and if you’re eligible for FEE-HELP give us a call on 1300 855 117.
Can I pay upfront?
Yes – you have the option to pay up front or on a payment plan.
More info about FEE-HELP
*FEE-HELP IS A LOAN SCHEME THAT ASSISTS ELIGIBLE FEE PAYING STUDENTS TO PAY THEIR TUITION FEES. ELIGIBLE PERSON MAY BORROW UP TO THE FEE-HELP LIMIT TO PAY TUITION FEES OVER THEIR LIFETIME.
FOR 2017, THE FEE HELP LIMIT IS $100,879 FOR MOST STUDENTS. THE FEE-HELP LIMIT IS INDEXED ON 1 JANUARY EACH YEAR (AS MEASURED BY THE CPI INDEX). A LOAN FEE OF 25% APPLIES TO FEE-HELP LOANS FOR UNDERGRADUATE COURSES OF STUDY ONLY. INDEXATION AND THE LOAN FEE DO NOT COUNT TOWARDS YOUR FEE-HELP LIMIT.
STUDENTS REPAY THE LOAN TO THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT THROUGH THE TAX SYSTEM ONCE A STUDENT REACHES THE MINIMUM INCOME THRESHOLD LEVEL FOR REPAYMENT, WHICH FOR 2015-16 IS $54,126. GET MORE INFO HERE AT STUDY ASSIST