22 November 2013
Proposed changes to the HECS-HELP upfront discount and HELP voluntary repayment bonus in 2014. As announced in the 2013-14 Budget the Australian Government is proposing changes to elements of the HELP
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21 November 2013
Subject to the passage of legislation, from 1 January 2014, the Australian Government will remove the upfront HECS-HELP discount of 10% and the voluntary HELP repayment bonus of 5%.
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21 November 2013
The Australian Government provides funding to reduce the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt of early childhood education teachers working in area of high need, which are defined as regional or remote areas, Indigenous communities...
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11 June 2013
Subject to the passage of legislation, changes proposed by the Australian Government will allow eligible New Zealand Special Category Visa holders access to the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP).
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23 April 2013
Subject to the passage of legislation, the Government will cap the allowable tax deductions for self-education expenses to $2,000 for 2013-14 tax returns onwards...
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15 April 2013
On 13 April 2013, the Government announced that from 1 January 2014 Student Start-up Scholarships will be replaced by income contingent loans for new student payment recipients...
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3 January 2013
The rules for continuing to receive a student payment (Youth Allowance, Austudy or ABSTUDY) for a temporary absence overseas, changed on 1 January 2013.
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12 October 2012
A new search tool has been developed to help students learn more about student payments such as Youth Allowance, Austudy and ABSTUDY.
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13 July 2012
To further encourage and support early childhood teachers working in areas of high need the Government has expanded the scope of the HECS-HELP Benefit for early childhood education teachers.
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5 June 2012
The Government has announced that, subject to the passage of legislation, it is amending the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to remove eligibility for...
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28 May 2012
The Government has announced that, subject to the passage of legislation, from 1 January 2013, the maximum student contribution amounts for all students enrolled in maths or science units will..
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8 February 2012
We wish to call to your attention to an error in the printed version of the VET FEE-HELP information for 2012 booklet. The error is on page 2; chapter 2 Eligibility for VET FEE-HELP; Section 2.1 Am I eligible?
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13 December 2011
Whether you are planning to study at university, TAFE or other approved education provider the new Study Assist website provides a one-stop-shop for all your questions about Australian Government assistance available to help finance your tertiary studies.
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12 December 2011
From 1 January 2012, the HELP voluntary repayment bonus has decreased from 10% to 5% on all voluntary repayments that are $500 or more. The 10% bonus will only apply to voluntary repayments received by the ATO on or before 31 December 2011.
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9 December 2011
From 1 January 2012, the Australian Government has lowered the HECS-HELP discount from 20 per cent to 10 per cent for up-front student contribution payments of $500 or more.
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31 October 2011
The Government is making tertiary education fairer by giving students more choices about their study. From 2012, the Government will fund a Commonwealth supported place for every eligible student accepted at a public university.
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