STATEMENT FROM THE CEO – Partial Abolition of the FEE-HELP Loan Fee
Partial Abolition of the FEE-HELP Loan Fee Exacerbates Ongoing Higher Education Disadvantage
The Council of Private Higher Education (COPHE) welcomes the partial abolition of the HELP scheme Loan Fee for students enrolled with Australia’s high quality independent universities.
“Prior to the parliament passing the Higher Educations Support Amendment Bill, students of independent universities were required to loan 125% of their course costs” Mr Finn said. “These students will no longer be penalised when they access Commonwealth support to undertake their studies”
“COPHE welcomes the abolition of the tax on university choice for these students” Mr Finn said. “Any removal of unfair taxes on education choice is a positive outcome for Australian education”