Higher Education Support Act 2003

Schedule 1A - VET FEE-HELP Assistance Scheme  

Note:

See section 6-1 .

PART 2 - VET FEE-HELP assistance  

Division 8 - How are amounts of VET FEE-HELP assistance worked out?  

SECTION 54   Amounts of VET FEE-HELP assistance and FEE-HELP assistance must not exceed the FEE-HELP balance  

Amount of VET FEE-HELP assistance for one unit

54(1)  
The amount of *VET FEE-HELP assistance to which a student is entitled for a *VET unit of study is an amount equal to the student ' s *FEE-HELP balance on the *census date for the unit if:


(a) there is no other:


(i) VET unit of study, with the same census date, for which the student is entitled to VET FEE-HELP assistance; or

(ii) unit of study, with the same census date, for which the student is entitled to *FEE-HELP assistance; and


(b) the amount of VET FEE-HELP assistance to which the student would be entitled under clause 52 for the unit would exceed that FEE-HELP balance.

Amount of VET FEE-HELP assistance for more than one unit

54(2)  
If the sum of:


(a) the amount of *VET FEE-HELP assistance to which a student would be entitled under clause 52 for a *VET unit of study; and


(b) any other amounts of:


(i) VET FEE-HELP assistance to which the student would be entitled under that clause for other units that have the same *census date as that unit; and

(ii) *FEE-HELP assistance to which the student would be entitled under clause 52 for other units that have the same census date as that unit;

would exceed the student ' s *FEE-HELP balance on the census date for the unit, then, despite subclause (1) of this clause, the total amount of VET FEE-HELP assistance and FEE-HELP assistance to which the student is entitled for all of those units is an amount equal to that FEE-HELP balance.

Example:

Kath has a FEE-HELP balance of $2,000, and is enrolled in 4 units with the same census date. Kath ' s VET tuition fee for each unit is $600. The total amount of VET FEE-HELP assistance to which Kath is entitled for the units is $2,000, even though the total amount of her VET tuition fees for the units is $2,400.

54(3)  
If the student has enrolled in the units with more than one *VET provider or higher education provider, the student must notify each provider of the proportion of the total amount of *VET FEE-HELP assistance or *FEE-HELP assistance that is to be payable in relation to the units in which the student has enrolled with that provider.




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