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  • Study and training loans – what's new

    This page is to keep you updated with the latest study and training support loan legislation related information.

    New VET FEE-HELP student redress measures

    The Australian Government has introduced new legislation to provide a remedy for students who incurred a VET FEE-HELP debt because of inappropriate behaviour by some VET FEE-HELP providers (or their agents).

    This legislation allows debt to be remitted if the conduct of the provider is determined to be inappropriate. As of January 1 2019, the VET Student Loan Ombudsman in the office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman will be the first point of contact for anyone who believes that they have a VET FEE-HELP debt which they should not have. This will include complaints under the new VET FEE-HELP Student Redress Measures.

    For more information on the process to undertake a remedy for incurred VET FEE-HELP debt see VET-FEE HELP Student Redress Measures

    VSL separation

    We keep track of any loans you have deferred for payment through the tax system. You can use our online services to view your loan account and other information, via a created myGov account and linking to the ATO.

    New VSL loans from 1 July 2019 will display under a separate VSL account when you log in to view your loan account online.

    Minimum repayment threshold lowered

    From 1 July 2019, the new minimum repayment threshold will be $45,881 at a 1% repayment rate, with a further 17 thresholds and repayment rates. This graduates up to a top threshold of $134,573 where 10% of income will be repayable for all study and training support loans. This may impact on your 2019–20 tax return and subsequent years.

    Last modified: 05 Jun 2019QC 59241