Higher Education Support Act 2003
An up-front payment , in relation to a unit of study for which a person is liable to pay his or her *student contribution amount, is a payment of part of the student ' s student contribution amount for the unit, other than a payment of *HECS-HELP assistance under this Part.
The payment must be made on or before the *census date for the unit. 93-15(3)
A payment made in relation to a unit of study for which a person is liable to pay the person ' s *student contribution amount is not an up-front payment in relation to the unit to the extent that: (a) the payment; or (b) if other such payments have already been made in relation to the unit - the sum of the payment and all of those other payments;
exceeds 90% of the person ' s *student contribution amount for the unit.
It is a condition of grants under Part 2-2 that a higher education provider not accept, from a student who is entitled to HECS-HELP assistance for a unit of study, up-front payments in relation to the unit totalling more than 90% of a student ' s student contribution amount for the unit: see section 36-50 .