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Loan deadlines

Census date

The census date is the last day you can get a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) or a HELP loan.

It is also the last day you can withdraw from your course without being charged.

If you do not submit your HELP loan form by the census date:

  • you will not be eligible to access a HELP loan for that study period, and
  • if you are enrolled in a CSP, your enrolment (and subsidy) will be cancelled.

Each university or higher education provider sets their own census date, so the date will be different for different courses and providers.

 

Administrative date

Some providers set an extra deadline date, called an administrative date, which is before the census date. If your provider has an administrative date, you must submit your form, accept your offer in a CSP, pay your fees or withdraw your enrolment before this date.

If you miss the administrative date, you may have to pay a late enrolment fee or a late withdrawal fee.

Check with your provider to see if they have an administrative date.