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1. What is Tertiary Education Loans Scheme (“TELS”)?
2. Is it true that everyone that gets an offer letter from the Higher Education Institution qualifies for TELS?
3. Is TELS available for Overseas Studies?
4. Is TELS available for Post-Graduate Studies?
5. Does TELS support Foundation Studies/Bridging programs/courses?
6. What are the other programs/course which are not funded by TSLB under any category of TELS?
7. How many categories of TELS are there and what are these categories?
8. Which local higher education institutions are currently eligible for students funding under TELS?
9. What is the eligibility criteria to apply for TELS for New Students?
10. What are the documents that I need to submit with my TELS for New Students application?
11. What is the eligibility criteria to apply for TELS for Existing Students?
12. What are the documents that I need to submit with my TELS for Existing Students application?
13. What is the eligibility criteria for TELS for Technical College of Fiji?
14. What are the documents that I need to submit with my TELS for TCF Students application?
15. What is the eligibility criteria for TELS for Private Sector Employees?
16. What are the documents that I need to submit with my TELS for Private Sector Employees application?
17. What is the eligibility criteria for TELS for Public Sector Employees?
18. What are the documents that I need to submit with my TELS for Public Sector Employees application?
19. What is the eligibility criteria to apply for TELS for Pilot Training Students?
20. What are the documents that I need to submit with my TELS for Pilot Training Students application?
21. What is the eligibility criteria to apply for TELS for Students Completing Year 12 in 2017 or thereafter - FNU Engineering Programs Only?
22. What are the Fijian Government approved FNU engineering programs eligible for funding for students who have completed Year 12 in 2017 or any year thereafter?
23. What are the documents that I need to submit with my TELS for Year 12 Students application for eligible FNU Engineering program?
24. What is the eligibility criteria to apply for TELS for Graduates Seeking to upgrade to MBBS?
25. What are the documents that I need to submit with my TELS for Graduates Seeking to upgrade to MBBS application?
26. What is TELS for Accommodation Support Scheme?
27. What is the eligibility criteria to apply for TELS Accommodation Support Scheme?
28. What is the “Zoning policy”? Does it apply to all TELS Categories?
29. What are the allowances type and the maximum rates that I can apply for under TELS for Accommodation Support Scheme?
30. What is the best way/method for me to apply TELS Accommodation Support Scheme?
31. Can I apply for TELS Accommodation Support Scheme Only?
32. What are the documents that I need to submit for my TELS Accommodation Support Scheme application?
33. Can I apply for Allowances after receiving my bond form and TSLB provisional offer letter?
34. Can I apply for allowances after receiving my TELS Confirmation Letter?
35. Can I apply for Accommodation Support Scheme if I am a Part-Time Student?
36. Can I apply for allowances if I am a working student?
37. Can I apply for allowances (rent and food) if I am married and staying with my spouse and family during the course of studies?
38. How much interest is charged for the amounts that I borrow under TELS?
39. How much of the loan that I borrow has to be repaid after graduating and getting into employment under the TELS Accelerated Repayment Incentive (“ARI”)?
40. I am trying to apply for a program of study under TELS on TSLB online application, but the program/institution is not in the drop down menu. Why can’t I find my preferred program/institution in the drop down menu?
41. After the offer for TELS has been made by TSLB, can I change my program/major/minor institution?
42. Can I request for change in program/major/minor/institution after I have commenced studies under TELS?
43. How many times can I apply for either a change in the program/major/minor or institution during my award period.
44. What does either a change in program/major/minor /institution only once during the period of sponsorship mean?
45. How can I apply for either a change in program/major/minor or institution once during the award duration?
46. When will the allowances for each new academic term be paid?
47. How are the allowances calculated and paid?
48. How is the Load Factor for each academic term calculated?
49. Which courses that I have enrolled for are excluded from the Load Factor calculation by TSLB to determine the amount of allowances I will receive per academic term?
50. How many weeks’ allowances am I paid for each academic term for my higher education institution?
51. What are the maximum allowances payable to me at various load factors under the loan scheme?
52. How do I redeem my E-Ticket card so that I can start utilizing my bus fare allowance?
53. What should I do if I have lost my E-Ticket card after redeeming the funds transferred by TSLB?
54. What should I do if I have lost my E-Ticket Card before redeeming the bus fare allowance transferred by TSLB?
55. What is my responsibility in relation to the M-Paisa/Bank account details I have submitted to TSLB for the receipt of my allowances other than the bus fare allowance?
56. Am I eligible for an Extension of the Award?
57. What is the maximum extension period that I may be granted?
58. Will I be paid allowances for any period of extension?
59. Can my TELS be suspended or terminated.
60. Can I repeat any courses under TELS?
61. How will my academic progress be monitored and evaluated by TSLB?
62. What happens if I fail to meet the academic requirements as per the terms and conditions of my award?
63. Can I travel overseas during my studies and bond service period?
64. What are the requirements that I must satisfy and meet before being granted any release to travel overseas?
65. Can my TELS be terminated? If so how and what happens after my TELS is terminated?
66. Can I apply for TELS again or any other Fijian Government or Donor Funded Scholarships administered by TSLB if my TELS has been terminated or if I have not completed my current bond obligation?
67. Can I Upgrade my program under TELS?
68. Am I bonded as a TELS student?
69. What does the bond mean?
70. Do I require guarantors for signing the bond for TELS?
71. What happens if I submit any false information to TSLB or FRCS?
72. When does the application for TELS open? When does it close?
73. How do I apply for TELS?
74. Can I apply without my Year 13 results and Offer letter from the institutions as Year 13 results are only released in December while Offer letters may be received after the closing date of 31st December each year?
75. Can I attach my provisional offer letter from the institution for my TELS application?
76. How would I be notified the outcome of my TELS application?
77. How do I fill the bond form and offer letter if I have received the provisional offer letter?
78. How much time do I have to complete the bond form and offer letter and submit the same to TSLB?
79. When and how is my TELS confirmed?
80. What should I do after I have received the award confirmation letter from TSLB?
81. Will my tuition and allowances be paid if I have been given the award offer by TSLB but have not returned the signed offer letter and bond form to TSLB?
82. What are my requirements after I have completed my program of studies?
83. How do I notify TSLB of any changes that I wish to make to my personal, academic and finance details with TSLB?
84. What should I do if I am facing issues that are affecting my academic progress or I am struggling to cope up with my studies?
85. Can I work part-time while being on TELS as a full time student? (Apart from the Employees Schemes)
86. Can I postpone/defer my TELS?
87. What happens to my TELS if I am either suspended or terminated by the university?
88. Can I withdraw late from the course(s)/unit(s)? That is after the normal withdrawal period of my Institution without any withdrawal penalty?
89. What happened if my allowances have been overpaid by TSLB due to certain issues or if my tuition for an ineligible course has been wrongly tagged?
90. Will TSLB release any information about me to any other person /authority not authorized by law?
91. How can I access my TSLB Account Statement to find out how much I owe to the Fijian Government?
92. How to contact TSLB should I have any queries or concerns about the Tertiary Education Loans Scheme?