Higher Education Support Act 2003

Chapter 4 - Repayment of loans  


Division 137 - How do HELP debts arise?  

SECTION 137-15   OS-HELP debts   Incurring OS-HELP debts

A person incurs a debt to the Commonwealth if, under section 124-1 , the Commonwealth makes a loan to the person. The debt is an OS-HELP debt .


For a student who is entitled to a supplementary amount for Asian language study, see subsections 124-1(2A) and (2B) .


The amount of the *OS-HELP debt is an amount equal to the amount of the loan. When OS-HELP debts are incurred

The *OS-HELP debt is taken to have been incurred on the day on which a higher education provider, on the Commonwealth ' s behalf, paid the amount lent to the person.


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