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HECS Debt (should I prioritise paying it off?)

Writing this piece at the end of 2016, the Australian HECS system (which I’m for better or worse, part of), is probably the cheapest form of debt that you could ever acquire. 217 more words


15% universal loan fee for HECS/HELP

The Grattan Institute released a report calling for a universal 15% loan fee to be added when student incur a higher education HECS/HELP liability.  Reasoning behind a 15% loan fee is that it would go towards offsetting the interest-rate subsidy students receive as a result of their HECS/HELP liability being indexed at the rate of CPI ( 872 more words

Education Policy

Why I ignore my student debt

Whilst our US buddies are straddled with high-interest student loans, Australia is mildly lucky that the government provides ‘interest-free’ loans for higher education (IT SHOULD BE FREE!). 277 more words