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OS Help Loans policy

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Section 1 - Preamble

(1) This Policy was approved by the Vice-Chancellor on 17 January 2005 and incorporates all amendments to 27 October 2014.

(2) This Policy is pursuant to the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (Cth).

Governing law

(3) The law governing OS-HELP loans at the University includes:

  1. Higher Education Support Act 2003 (Cth)
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Section 2 - Purpose

(4) This Policy governs the University's administration of the Australian Government's Overseas Study Higher Education Loan Program (OS-HELP) for Commonwealth-supported students of the University undertaking part of their study overseas.

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Section 3 - Scope

(5) This Procedure applies to Commonwealth-supported students of the University.

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Section 4 - Policy

(6) The Overseas Study Higher Education Loan Program (OS-HELP) provides loans to assist students to undertake some of their study towards their undergraduate degree overseas. The eligibility and selection criteria are specified in the Deakin University OS-HELP Loans Guidelines.

(7) To apply for an OS-HELP loan, students will complete and submit an OS-HELP Loan Application form.

(8) The University will notify students in writing of the outcome of their application within two months of the closing date for the application.

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Section 5 - Procedure

(9) There is no attendant procedure.

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Section 6 - Definitions

(10) There are no definitions arising under this Policy.