Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) and other student loans: a quick guide

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Author: Ey, Carol

Abstract:

Australia's Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) provides loans to students studying approved higher education courses. The scheme allows students to defer the costs of tuition until their taxable income reaches a certain level at which repayments commence. HELP is regulated by provisions in the Higher Education Support Act 2003. VET Student Loans provide similar loans to students studying approved higher level vocational education and training (VET) courses. VET Student Loans are regulated by provisions in the VET Student Loans Act 2016. Both programs are administered by the Department...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Finance; Policy

Keywords: Financial aid; Financial aspects; Government role

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Parliament of Australia, 2017

Physical description: 5 p.

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http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/pubs/rp/rp1617/Quick_Guides/HELP

Series: Parliamentary Library research paper series; no. 2016-17, updated 2 May 2017

ISSN: 1834-9854

Resource type: Paper

Call number: TD/TNC 130.83

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