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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16 April 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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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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