What do I do if I’m eligible for Fees Free, but I’ve already applied for a Student Loan?

Please confirm your eligibility status by entering your National Student Number (NSN) on the Fees Free homepage.

If your eligibility status is 'yes', you won't need a student loan for your compulsory fees. If you are eligible for Fees Free and doing eligible study or training, your fees will be paid directly to your tertiary education organisation by the Tertiary Education Commission.

If StudyLink has not paid your provider yet, you will need to get in touch with StudyLink to cancel or change your application. Go to the StudyLink website for contact information.

If StudyLink has paid your provider, you don't need to do anything. StudyLink will be refunded by your provider and the amount you borrowed for compulsory course fees will be reversed off of your Student Loan.

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