Higher Education Adjusted HELP Live Data Report


The Adjusted HELP Live Data Report displays details of adjusted debts and loan fees for a given period. These explanatory notes describe the elements and values used in the calculation of an adjusted HELP record in the report.

An adjusted HELP debt

FEE-HELP provides an income contingent loan to eligible fee paying students to pay for all or part of their tuition fees for units of study. Over their lifetime, a student is able to borrow up to the amount of the FEE-HELP limit (indexed). Repayments do not reset the maximum that can be borrowed.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government program that provides assistance to students to meet their liability to pay student contribution amounts for units of study that are Commonwealth supported.

A HELP debt for a unit of study is adjusted through the Student Entitlement Management Engine (StEME). An adjustment occurs when a student exceeds their HELP limit by an amount that is less than the total cost of the unit but greater than their remaining HELP balance.

Scope of the report

The following student records are included in this report:

  • Unit of study records for students who are eligible to access HELP loans:
    • [E490 Student Status codes include 110, 111, 112, 201, 202, 203, 204, 230, 231, 232, 250, 260, 261, 262


  • Unit Enrolments with a census date (E489) in the future are excluded from the report.
  • Non higher degree by research students (E310 not equal to 02, 03) who have withdrawn from their unit on, or before, the census date (E601 is less than or equal to E489) are excluded from the report.
  • Students who have successfully completed their unit on, or before, the census date (E355=3 and E601 is less than or equal to E489) are included in the report.