Higher Education Support Act 2003

Chapter 4 - Repayment of loans  

PART 4-1 - INDEBTEDNESS  

Division 134 - Introduction  

SECTION 134-1   What this Part is about  


A person incurs a HELP debt if he or she receives, as HECS-HELP assistance, FEE-HELP assistance, OS-HELP assistance or SA-HELP assistance, a loan from the Commonwealth under Chapter 3 .

A person also incurs a HELP debt if he or she receives, as VET FEE-HELP assistance, a loan from the Commonwealth under Schedule 1A .

A person will also have incurred a HELP debt if (before 1 July 2019) the Secretary used an amount of a VET student loan approved under the VET Student Loans Act 2016 to pay tuition fees for the person.

HELP debts are incorporated into the person ' s accumulated HELP debt. This accumulated debt forms the basis of working out the amounts that the person is obliged to repay (see Part 4-2 .

Note:

If the Secretary uses an amount of a VET student loan approved under the VET Student Loans Act 2016 to pay tuition fees for a person on or after 1 July 2019, the person incurs a debt under that Act.




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