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Removal of Commonwealth assistance for overseas residents

5 June 2012

The Government has announced that it has amending the Higher Education Support Act 2003 to remove eligibility for Commonwealth supported places and the HELP schemes for Australian citizens not resident in Australia.

From 1 January 2013, a person will not be eligible for Commonwealth support or a HELP loan if a higher education provider reasonably expects the person will not undertake any of their course of study in Australia.