Higher Education HECS-HELP Payment Status Report

How to read this report

This report provides a summary of HECS‑HELP student loans for a selected year, grouped by the following contribution liable payment statuses:

  • HECS-HELP – deferred
  • HECS-HELP – paid/discount
  • HECS-HELP – paid/no discount

Uses the reported Student Status code (E490) to determine the contribution liable payment statuses.

  • HECS-HELP – deferred

    • Student Status code (E490) is:
      • 110 Deferred all or part of student contribution through HECS‑HELP,
      • 201 Deferred all or part of student contribution through HECS‑HELP
  • HECS-HELP – paid/discount

    • Student Status code (E490) is:
      • 111 Paid full student contribution upfront with HECS‑HELP discount,
      • 202 Paid full student contribution upfront with HECS‑HELP discount
  • HECS-HELP - paid/no discount

    • Student Status code (E490) is:
      • 112 Paid full student contribution upfront without HECS‑HELP discount
      • 203 Paid full student contribution upfront without HECS‑HELP discount
      • 204 Paid the full student contribution upfront

The following student records are excluded from this report:

  • Students coded as 2 on E337 - Work experience in industry
  • Unit of study records for research students (E310 = 1, 2, 3) and students undertaking units on a non-award (E310 =50) basis are excluded from the report

The following table identifies the components that are used to construct the report:

Field Coding notes
Number of Students A count of distinct Student Master CHESSNs (E488). The data takes into account the coding of students to two or more categories within the report. As a consequence, totals may be less than the sum of all categories.
Total EFTSL Uses the reported E339 (EFTSL) value.
EFTSL No Work Experience E339 (EFTSL) value where E337 - Work experience in industry = 1
EFTSL with Work Experience E339 (EFTSL) value where E337 - Work experience in industry ≠ 1
Total Amount Charged Uses the reported E384 (Total amount charged) value.
Amount Paid Upfront Uses the reported E381 (Amount paid upfront) value.
HELP Debt Amount Uses the reported E558 (HELP Debt Amount) value.
Discount (Pre-2017 reports) Calculate from the Total Amount Charged (E384) minus the Deferred Amount (E558) and minus the Amount Paid Upfront (E381)
Advance Payment - Deferred (Pre-2017 reports) Calculate from the Deferred Amount (E558) + the Discount ((E384) minus the Deferred Amount (E558) and minus the Amount Paid Upfront ( E381))

Explanatory notes

The Deferred category includes students who have fully or partially deferred their HECS‑HELP debt. Partial upfront payments may still be made by these students.