You may be entitled to some financial help as an SAO student. This depends
on what country you are from and what your government supports. Unfortunately
SAO cannot provide information about avenues of support for all
countries, but we're happy to help you where we can. If you know of potential
support in your home country which might be available to other SAO students,
please let us know.
Australian students enrolling in an SAO degree program (not the SAO Short
Course or Individual Units) may be eligible for FEE-HELP. FEE-HELP is a loan
scheme that assists eligible students to help pay part or all of their
tuition fees. Students repay their loan through the tax system once their
income is above the minimum threshold for compulsory repayment. FEE-HELP
is only available to Australian citizens or holders of a permanent
humanitarian visa who will be resident in Australia for the duration of
For more information, visit the FEE-HELP website
. Note that when you complete the SAO
online enrolment, you will be asked if you intend to apply for FEE-HELP.
The US Department of Education provides more than $78 billion a year to help
millions of American students and families pay for post-secondary education.
They can help you with various forms of aid, including loans, grants, and
work-study. For more information, see the
of Education website
If your employer or government is prepared to support your SAO studies but
requires evidence of your enrolment or current status as an SAO student,
please let us know as we are more than happy to provide supporting letters