Higher Education Support Act 2003

Chapter 3 - Assistance to students  


Division 96 - How are amounts of HECS-HELP assistance paid?  


Part 5-1 deals generally with payments by the Commonwealth under this Act.

SECTION 96-1   96-1   Payments to higher education providers - no upfront payment of student contribution amount  

If a student is entitled to an amount of *HECS-HELP assistance for a unit of study with a higher education provider and no *up-front payments are made in relation to the unit, the Commonwealth must:

(a) as a benefit to the student, lend to the student the amount of HECS-HELP assistance; and

(b) pay to the provider the amount lent in discharge of the student ' s liability to pay his or her *student contribution amount for the unit.

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