This website will help you determine only whether you meet the citizenship or residency criteria and the prior study and training criteria for Fees Free tertiary education and training. You can only receive Fees Free if you meet those criteria and you are enrolled in a Fees Free eligible course or programme. For more information, go to eligibility criteria.

For the terms of use relating to the Fees Free Facebook page, see the social media terms of use.

Only enter your own information

If you’re using the National Student Number (NSN) checker on this website to confirm your eligibility for Fees Free, you may only enter your own personal information and your own National Student Number (NSN). If we need to ask you additional questions, you may also enter information concerning your own circumstances.

One exception to this is where you are the parent, guardian or support person for someone. You may enter their information into this website on their behalf if you have their consent to do so.

Accuracy of information

When you use the NSN checker tool, we will advise you of your eligibility status based on the information we hold about you. We may change your eligibility status if we become aware of other information relating to your eligibility, or if we determine that the information we relied on is incorrect.

You need to enter accurate information into this website and are not permitted to give answers to questions that, to your knowledge, are untrue. If you're unsure of how to answer a question, please contact us. If you think that the information we hold is not correct, please contact [email protected].


We do our best to ensure this website is available, does not contain any incorrect information and does not suffer from technical faults.

You agree that we will not be liable to you, on any legal basis (including negligence), for any loss, damage or inconvenience you may suffer through your use of this website, its content or any website to which it is linked, except in those cases where the law does not allow us to exclude or limit our liability to you.


We may change these terms and our privacy statement at any time and will provide you with notice of changes by updating the terms or privacy statement. You accept that notice of a change on this site is sufficient notice to you. Your continued use of the site after such changes means you consent to those changes.