Fee Waivers

What are Fee waivers?

Fee waivers are a waiver of the student contribution that is applicable to students studying in Commonwealth Supported Places. They are sometimes referred to as a HECS fee waiver or HECS scholarship.

Fee waivers are managed by the Fees Office. We have a memorandum of understanding with some employers such as Department of Health and Human Service, Department of Education and the Alumni Office where by a waiver is applied to particular unit/s or your degree, which pays for the student contribution amount of your tuition fees.

The closing date for applications for a fee waiver is the census date that is applicable to your enrolment. If you apply for a fee waiver, you are strongly advised to check your invoice before the census date to ensure the waiver has been applied.

If you meet the eligibility criteria common to all fee waiver, as stated on the Eligibility & Application, as well as the in eligibility guidelines, the fee waiver will be approved.

To find out what fee waivers may be available to you or to apply online, where applicable go the the Eligibility and Application Page.

  • Future Students should view HECS Scholarships information available on the Future Student site
  • Current UTAS students can also access the available fee waivers and eligibility by logging in to your eStudent and clicking on the HECS Scholarship link under the Fees & Scholarships menu.

*Fee waivers are separate to the Tasmania Scholarships Program (Merit and Equity Based Scholarships) and these scholarships are managed separately.

To find out what fee waivers may be available to you or to apply online, where applicable go to the Eligibility and Application page.