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.