Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN)

A unique, personal identification number that the department allocates to students. The CHESSN is used by students, higher education providers, VSL providers and the Australian Government to track the amount of Commonwealth assistance (such as HELP and VSL loans) that the student has used and to manage the HELP limit.

Application of glossary term:
  • Student (HE)
  • Student (VET)