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Personal loans

Education loan

Invest in your future

Personalised rates from 6.99%¹
(comparison rate 7.79%)²

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Take control of your future with an education loan

An education expenses loan breaks down the barriers to the qualifications you need. Now you just need to study.

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NO DELAYS

Education expenses loans on Harmoney are normally funded within 24 hours, so you won’t have to worry about missing deadlines.

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NO SURPRISES

When you’re approved for a study expenses loan, you’ll know exactly how much you can borrow and budget what you need to pay.

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REDUCE RISK

You don’t need to risk your home, car or other asset to be approved for a study loan on Harmoney. All our loans are unsecured.

What our customers say

5.0 Happy NSW, Australia
5.0 i,m very happy with the ease of which this process is carried out , an helpful staff available. Qld, Australia
5.0 Very happy with the service. Quick painless online application and very quick turn around on funding. NSW, Australia
5.0 Very happy with the overall experience, easy and quick online services and Ron was very helpful over the phone Tas, Australia
5.0 just happy to not have to worry about money and I now have a buffer of savings
don't want to be in debt like everyone else is or worry about what,s due and when
WA, Australia
5.0 I'm so happy that I came across Harmoney as I have had difficulty trying to get a loan through others,simple and easy to apply NT, Australia
5.0 Mia was very helpful and respectful.I have no complaints, was hoping to get a little more but still happy. NSW, Australia
5.0 Quick Easy process , easy to understand & good communication , prompt reply's , Very Happy Paul NSW, Australia
5.0 Fast, easy, in simple English. Friendly consultants Qld, Australia
5.0 Happy with the speed of the whole process although the interest rate is higher than I believe it should be. 16.49% for a personal loan is very high NSW, Australia
5.0 Easy application. Look forward to confirmation. I am not an employee or family member of an employee, and this is a tue honest review of my dealings. Very easy and quick service. Happy with my contract and communication from staff. Pleasant application thank you. WA, Australia
5.0 Very happy with service.
Easy hassle free no stress.
Team were very pleasant to deal with.
I would definitely use Harmoney again.
NSW, Australia
5.0 Excellent service, very friendly staff, happy to recommend to everyone NSW, Australia
5.0 Great customer service with Lenny. All questions answered. Very happy with the whole loan process. Thankyou. NSW, Australia
5.0 Great facility, excellent website, easy process. A very sleek and professional company - service was excellent and funds received very quickly and efficiently. Very happy and would thoroughly recommend. NSW, Australia
5.0 Hassle free, quick and fast service. Happy with everything Vic, Australia
5.0 Fast efficient service, cannot fault in any way, so happy I managed to find someone willing to help me consolidate my debts with a very fair interest rate. Would definitely recommend to friends and family and would certainly use their services again if the need ever arose. Vic, Australia
5.0 So far the experience has been a positive one. Harmoney's service was very fast and efficient. Had notice of the loan being fully funded this morning and the money was in my account tonight. Amazing service. Couldn't be happier right now. Qld, Australia
5.0 Harmoney provided me with the funds I needed very quickly which was really important to me. The application process was simple and when I had questions I was able to speak to someone in person and sort things out. One very happy Harmoney customer. Vic, Australia
5.0 quick and easy to apply and very quick response, loan fully funded with 24 hours so happy with the whole experience. I will be recommending them to family and friends, so much better than the banks Vic, Australia
5.0 Happy with overall service from start to finish.
Quick and painless. Love the fact that I was notified of status of each step of the process.
Thank you Harmoney.
Vic, Australia

Simple, 100% online

Step 1. Get to know you

Let us know how much you need to borrow and provide some details about yourself and your finances.

Step 2. Get your loan terms

We’ll send you a detailed quote for your education expenses loan for you to approve.

Step 3. Get your money

Provide some last details after accepting your quote and you should get your money within 24 hours.

What we offer

$2K - $50K

Loan limits
3 or 5 years

Loan terms
$275 or $575

Establishment fee
$0

Early repayment fee
  • All loans are unsecured
  • Rates from 6.99% - 25.69% p.a.¹ (comparison rate 7.79% - 26.65% p.a.²)
  • Your rate is fixed for the life of the loan
  • You can repay weekly, fortnightly or monthly
  • Establishment fee of $275 for loans under $5,000 ³
  • Establishment fee of $575 for loans $5,000 and over ³
  • No monthly account keeping fees

Find out more about our rates and fees

Quick study loan estimate

Try our loan calculator for a quick estimate of the interest rate and repayments on your study expenses loan.

Common education loan questions

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Can anyone apply for an education loan?

To apply for an education expenses loan in Australia, you have to:

  • Be 18 or older
  • Be an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident or a New Zealand citizen
  • Prove that you are employed full-time or permanent part-time
  • Prove your identity with valid photo ID such as your Australian driver’s licence or passport
  • Not have a default, judgment or bankruptcy listed on your credit file
  • Need at least $2,000 for your loan

To apply for an education expenses loan in New Zealand, you have to:

  • Be 18 or older
  • Be a citizen or Permanent Resident of New Zealand
  • Prove that you earn a stable income

An education loan is a type of personal loan. You can apply for a loan online following our simple step-by-step process.

What can I use an education loan for?

A study expenses loan can be used to cover education costs up to your borrowing limit, including tuition fees, on-campus housing, academic books, transport and equipment such as computers. Knowing your ongoing costs are covered up-front makes managing your day-to-day expenses easier.

Can I delay paying back my loan until after I complete my studies?

A personal loan for education expenses is not like a government student loan, which only needs to be repaid once you’re earning above a certain threshold. You will need to make regular repayments on your Harmoney loan from the start of the loan.

If you want to lower your monthly repayments, you can choose a 5 year loan rather than a 3 year loan. Keep in mind, the longer the loan term the more interest you pay over the life of the loan.

I need to borrow more. Can I increase my loan?

You may be able to extend your borrowing limit and borrow more on your education loan if you’ve been making your scheduled repayments to Harmoney for 6 months or longer and your credit profile is the same or better.

Can I cancel the loan if I’m no longer in education?

Harmoney loans can be cancelled within a “cooling-off period” of 7 days of the loan starting if you change your mind. As long as you’re in the cooling-off period, you can return your money to us and we’ll refund your establishment fee.

If you’re not in the cooling-off period, but your plans change and you no longer need a study expenses loan, you will have to pay back your remaining balance (including any interest owing at that time) to close your loan account.

Can I pay off my loan early?

Yes. If you have the chance to pay back your remaining balance before the end of your loan term, doing so will help you to save on interest payments and get out of debt sooner. Harmoney doesn’t charge early repayment fees.

Fast and fair education expenses loan

With fewer financial worries, you can focus on getting your qualification.

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PERSONALISED RATE

Pay a fair interest rate that’s calculated based on your personal credit assessment.

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100% ONLINE – 24/7

No queues, no face-to-face meetings, your loan is fully online.

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NO EARLY REPAYMENT PENALTY

Unlike most lenders, we don’t charge a fee if you pay back your loan early.

About education loans

Education and training can be a great investment in your future, but often an expensive one.

An education loan can help to cover the costs of studying, as well as covering your living costs if studying is impacting on your regular employment. Here are some of the main points to consider when you’re comparing education expenses loans from different providers.

Unsecured education loan

All Harmoney personal loans are unsecured, including education expenses loans. This means we don’t need you to put forward an asset as security for the loan - putting those assets at risk.

Secured education loan

Some loan providers offer secured personal loans. While these may have a lower interest rate, they also involve more risk, as a high-value asset is required as security for the loan. If you can’t repay your loan, the loan provider has the right to sell your asset to recover their lost money. Harmoney does not offer these types of loans.

Student loan

If you’re studying an approved course run by an approved education provider, you may be eligible for a student loan. These are designed to cover course fees, course-related costs and living costs. Interest payments are generally lower than for a personal loan, but so are borrowing limits.

Fixed or variable rate?

Whatever type of study loan you choose, another important detail to compare is whether the interest rate is variable or fixed.

A variable rate can go up or down in line with the market base rate, which can make this option more of a gamble. A fixed rate stays the same, so you’ll always know how much your repayments will be.

All Harmoney personal loans have a fixed interest rate to give our borrowers more certainty. Learn more about our interest rates.

Focus on your future

Apply for a study loan so you can concentrate on what’s important.

Loans of all kinds

Harmoney can help you achieve your goals.

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EDUCATION COSTS

If you’re furthering your education, a study loan from Harmoney can help to support you. Tell us how much you need to borrow.

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DEBT CONSOLIDATION

Simplify debt repayment by combining your existing loans, credit cards and other debt into a single loan with a new interest rate.

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We're real people and here if you need us

If you need help, just give us a call on 1300 042 766 or jump on to online chat and one of our more than 30 specialists will be there to lend a hand.

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Terms and conditions

1. Subject to approval and funding. Harmoney’s interest rates range from 6.99% p.a. to 25.69% p.a. (Comparison Rate 7.79% p.a. to 26.65% p.a.) and are offered based on the individual borrower’s credit assessment according to Harmoney’s credit scorecard. In order to be approved and list your loan you must meet Harmoney’s credit criteria and responsible lending requirements. Fees, charges, terms and conditions apply.

2. Comparison rate of 7.79% p.a.to 26.65% p.a.is based on an unsecured personal loan of $50,000 over 5 years. WARNING: The comparison rate applies only to the example given. Different amounts and terms will result in different comparison rates. Costs, fees, government charges like stamp duty, and cost savings are not included in the comparison rate but may influence the cost of the loan.

3. Establishment fee of $275 for loans up to $5,000 and $575 for loans $5,000 and over. Fixed rates range from 6.99% p.a. (Comparison Rate 7.79% p.a.) to 25.69%(Comparison Rate 26.65% p.a.) on 36 to 60 month terms, with no early repayment penalties.