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OS-Help (OS) and Revised OS-Help (RO) file structure

Version details

Version: 3.0
First Year: 2012
Last Year: 2013

Elements on the OS-HELP (OS) and Revised OS-HELP (RO) file

Type of record and element name Element number Position Width Data type
Student identification code 313 1-10 10 Alphanumeric
Course code 307 11-20 10 Alphanumeric
CHESSN 488 21-30 10 Alphanumeric
OS-HELP payment amount 528 31-38 8 Numeric
OS-HELP Study period commencement date 521 39-46 8 Alphanumeric
Loan fee 529 47-54 8 Numeric
OS-HELP debt incurral date 527 55-62 8 Numeric
Student Status 490 63-65 3 Numeric
OS-HELP country of study code – primary 553 66-69 4 Numeric
OS-HELP country of study code – secondary 554 70-73 4 Numeric
Filler 50 spaces N.A. 74-123 50 Alphanumeric

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