Complete my student finance forms

It’s important for you to know that all students supported by the Commonwealth or deferring payment of fees using a Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) loan, need to complete and submit the relevant forms, via the Student System.


The following information will point you in the right direction:

Commonwealth Supported Students

There are three Commonwealth Assistance Forms:

  • Request for Commonwealth Support and HECS-HELP
  • Request for FEE-HELP Assistance
  • Request for SA-HELP

The Request for Commonwealth Support and HECS-HELP forms need to be completed by eligible students before enrolling in topics.

As well as describing the terms and conditions of a Commonwealth supported place, these forms also allow eligible students to elect to defer payment of course fees using a HELP loan.

Please note:

Some students are experiencing issues when trying to load the Commonwealth Assistance Form (CAF) in the Student System as part of their enrolment. If you experience this issue please press the ‘back’ button and try again, until the CAF loads. We are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible.

Deferring Student Fees

  • If you’re an Australian citizen, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holder or an eligible New Zealand citizen, you may defer your student fees by completing a HECS-HELP, SA-HELP or FEE-HELP form
  • As a general rule, all students are charged a compulsory student services and amenities fee. If you are eligible and wish to defer this fee you must submit an SA-HELP form in addition to your HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP form
  • Eligible New Zealand citizens must have been long-term residents of Australia since childhood and meet certain eligibility criteria. (See the Study Assist website for more details).
  • Permanent residents and most New Zealand citizens are not eligible to defer fees, and will need to pay fees upfront each semester.

More information:

Enrol in topics

You can enrol in topics for the entire academic year via the Student System.


Each topic code contains information about the subject area and level of study for that particular topic. For example, BIOL1101 is a biology topic and is designed to be taken in the first year of study; DRAM2100 is a drama topic designed to be taken in the second year of study.

To help you coordinate your enrolment, use these links to access additional information:

Please note, Flinders Foundation Studies Program students DO NOT need to enrol in topics.

Register in classes

You’ll be able to register in classes once you’ve enrolled in topics. Class registration is done via the Student System.


For further information:

Please note, Flinders Foundation Studies Program students DO NOT need to register in classes.

Order my ID card

Your Student ID card is an important part of life on campus. You’ll need your Student ID to:

  • attend exams
  • obtain student concessions
  • access University buildings
  • borrow resources from the library
  • store credit for printing and photocopying
  • and more.

Order your Student ID card online, via Order My ID Card on your Flinders dashboard the day after you complete your enrolment.


Contact Flinders Connect if you have any issues.

Pay my fees

If you’d like to defer your fees, and you’ve already completed the relevant HELP forms, you can move onto the next section. If you haven’t completed the forms, please return to Complete My Student Finance Forms. Even if you have completed your HELP forms, you can still opt to pay some or all of your fees upfront. You can pay your fees via the Student System.


For more information about paying your fees, visit Flinders’ Fee Information.

The Australian Government has proposed a number of changes to the funding of higher education which may come into effect in 2018.  Due to a delay in the legislation, Flinders is unable to confirm the 2018 student contribution amounts for Commonwealth supported students.

You will be notified when 2018 student contribution amounts have been approved and charged.  Until then, the fee account for Commonwealth supported courses will not display any amount owing, or to be deferred.

For more information about the legislation see StudyAssist.

Are you ready?

Complete the Are you Ready? survey to help us prepare you for your Flinders experience. Based on your responses, we may send you some information about services, support and resources at Flinders which may help you with some of the things you are not sure about.