Higher Education Support Act 2003
This Chapter deals with a person ' s Student Learning Entitlement and provides for 4 kinds of assistance that the Commonwealth provides to students.
The Commonwealth meets all or part of the higher education costs of students who are enrolled in places funded under Part 2-2 .
A person may be entitled to HECS-HELP assistance for a unit of study for which the person is a Commonwealth supported student if, among other things, the unit is covered by the person ' s Student Learning Entitlement. Part 3-1 deals with a person ' s Student Learning Entitlement.
The 4 kinds of assistance available under this Chapter are:
The Commonwealth pays the assistance to the relevant higher education provider either (in the case of HECS-HELP assistance, FEE-HELP assistance and SA-HELP assistance) to discharge the student's liability, or (in the case of OS-HELP assistance) to pay to students on the Commonwealth's behalf.
The assistance is (in most cases) in the form of a loan from the Commonwealth to the student.
Chapter 4 deals with the repayment of loans made under this Chapter.