Higher Education OS-HELP Country General Report

How to read this report

The report provides a distribution of OS-HELP student loans for a selected reporting year based on the following pre defined set of criteria:

  • OS HELP records which have an OS HELP debt incurred date in the selected reporting year
  • Element E490: Student Status code = 240, 241 and 242

Layout of the report

The report may not default to the latest Reporting year. Buttons on the top left of the page enable users to select reports between the 2005-2009, 2010-2013 or 2014 onwards reporting years.

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

Field Coding notes
Country The reported E553: OS-HELP primary study country code value.
ASCED The first 2 digits of the reported E461: Field of education code value.
Number of Loans This is the count of the number of loans within each category.
Number of Students A count of distinct Student Master CHESSN’s (E488: Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN)) within each category. 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.
E528 - OS-HELP Payment Amount Sum of the reported E528: OS-HELP payment amount values within each category.
E529 - OS-HELP Loan Fee Sum of the reported E529: Loan fee values within each category.
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