Current Students

Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN)

The CHESSN is a unique identifier issued to Commonwealth-assisted students by the Commonwealth Government.

The CHESSN is linked to a student for their entire academic life, regardless of which institution they attend. The CHESSN is used to manage the Student Leaning Entitlement (SLE) (abolished from 2012), the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) and Commonwealth Learning Scholarships.

Students must use their CHESSN to access information on their use of Commonwealth assistance through the Study Assist website.