Higher Education Support Act 2003

Chapter 3 - Assistance to students  

PART 3-2 - HECS-HELP ASSISTANCE  

Division 93 - How are amounts of HECS-HELP assistance worked out?  

SECTION 93-15   Up-front payments  

93-15(1)  


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.

93-15(2)  
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.

Note 1:

For when the Commonwealth pays one-ninth of the up-front payments made in relation to a unit of study, see sections 96-2 and 96-3 .

Note 2:

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 .




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