Research report

The Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) and related loans: a chronology

28 Mar 2018
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Since 1989, student contributions through the Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS) and its replacement, the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), have been an integral part of the Australian higher education system.

This research paper contains a brief summary of the development of HELP and related schemes, including VET FEE-HELP, and includes some relevant statistics, as well as a detailed chronology of changes to the scheme. More detailed information on each of the types of loans available under HELP, and key statistics on their use, are available in the Parliamentary Library publication Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) and Other Student Loans: A Quick Guide. This publication does not cover other income-contingent student loans, such as Trade Support Loans and Student Start-up Loans.

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2203-5249
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CC BY-NC-ND
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2018

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