The Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) is a large and growing government programme that supports participation in higher education. Although the costs of HELP are included in the budget financial statements, they are not separately identified to allow the impact of the programme on the budget to be readily assessed. This report discusses the size and costs of the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) and provides an estimate of the impact of the programme on the underlying cash balance to 2025–26.
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Date issued: 06 April 2016
Supplement to Report no. 02/2016
This analysis supplements that provided in the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) report no. 02/2016 titled Higher Education Loan Programme — Impact on the Budget.
It shows projected budget impacts of major policy decisions affecting the Higher Education and Loan Program and the related policy decision to reduce the level of subsidies provided to higher education institutions under the Commonwealth Grant Scheme.
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