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

Version details

Version: 3.1
First Year: 2014
Last Year: -

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
Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (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
OS‑HELP Language code 582 124-127 4 Numeric
OS‑HELP Language study commencement date 583 128-135 8 Numeric

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