Length of time to process an OS-HELP loan

How long do OS-HELP loans take to process?

Applications are processed as we receive them, therefore, you may apply for an OS-HELP loan at any time up to the closing dates below. However, loans will not be issued more than 5 months before your overseas period commences.

  • Applications for loans for overseas study in the summer vacation period or for Semester 1 of the following year close 31 October.
  • Applications for loans for overseas study in the winter vacation period or for Semester 2 of the same year close 31 May.

Applications received up to and including the above closing dates will usually be processed within 4-weeks of receipt (there are exceptions).

We recommend that you do not leave your application for OS-HELP until the last minute before you depart overseas as processing time for payment can be upwards of 6 weeks after the closing date.

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