Is there a deadline for submitting my statutory declaration?

If your eligibility status is showing as ‘Maybe”, and you know you meet the eligibility criteria for Fees Free, you need to complete and submit a statutory declaration in order to be recognised as eligible for Fees Free.

It is important that you confirm your eligibility status for the calendar year that you start Fees Free eligible study or training.

You need to submit your statutory declaration within 12 months of the start date of your first Fees Free eligible course or programme to receive payment for this.

If you do not submit your statutory declaration within 12 months, any eligible study or training you did will still count as you ‘using’ Fees Free.

If you are doing provider-based study and haven’t used 120 credits (1 EFTS) or $12,000 in your first calendar year, you may have some Fees Free entitlement remaining to use in future years.

If you are doing work-based learning, the months that you have been enrolled will be counted on your entitlement use.

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