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Important changes affecting Commonwealth supported students, and students accessing FEE-HELP, from 1 January 2022
From 1 January 2022, the following changes have taken effect:
1. Completion rate requirements for Commonwealth supported students and FEE-HELP students
All students commencing a new program in a Commonwealth supported place from 1 January 2022, or accessing a FEE-HELP loan in a postgraduate coursework program commencing from 1 January, 2022, must maintain a completion rate of 50% or higher after attempting their first eight courses (24 units) in a Bachelor or above qualification, or after attempting four courses (12 units) in a Graduate Certificate qualification, otherwise they will become ineligible for a Commonwealth supported place and HECS-HELP, or FEE-HELP. For more information please visit https://www.studyassist.gov.au/low-completion-rate.
2. Student Learning Entitlement
Student Learning Entitlement (SLE) has been re-introduced by the Government from 1 January, 2022, for all Commonwealth supported students (commencing and continuing). SLE is the amount of study you can undertake as a Commonwealth supported student. For more information please visit https://www.studyassist.gov.au/help-loans-commonwealth-supported-places-csps/student-learning-entitlement