Higher Education HELP Live Data Report

How to read this report

This report provides a distribution of HECS‑HELP student loans for a selected year based on the following predefined set of criteria:

Includes only:

  • Citizen/resident indicator (E358) is:
    • 1 Australian citizen,
    • 2 New Zealand citizen,
    • 3 Permanent visa other than Permanent humanitarian visa, or
    • 8 Permanent humanitarian visa

Uses the reported Student Status code (E490) to determine the following categories:

  • Enabling
    • Student Status code (E490) is:
      • 261 A domestic student enrolled in an enabling course)
  • HECS Liable
    • Student Status code (E490) is:
      • 110 Deferred all or part of student contribution through HECS‑HELP,
      • 111 Paid full student contribution upfront with HECS‑HELP discount,
      • 112 Paid full student contribution upfront without HECS‑HELP discount
  • HECS‑HELP
    • Student Status code (E490) is:
      • 201 Deferred all or part of student contribution through HECS‑HELP,
      • 202 Paid full student contribution upfront with HECS‑HELP discount,
      • 203 Paid full student contribution upfront without HECS‑HELP discount
      • 204 Paid the full student contribution upfront
  • Other Commonwealth Supported
    • Student Status code (E490) is:
      • 250 A domestic student holding a Commonwealth-funded, merit-based, undergraduate HECS‑exemption scholarship for disadvantaged students,
      • 260 Student in a Commonwealth supported place with an Exemption scholarship (no student contribution to be charged)

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.
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.

Notes

  • Students are only counted more than once if they appear in more than one category in this report. So the total student count for each aggregated category may be less than the number of student loans that contribute to that total count.
  • Only current census dates are included as part of the report, future census dates are not included, i.e. E601 is NULL or greater than E489.