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13.8.5 Students who do not commence the course


13.8.5 Students who do not commence the course

If a student receives the Student Start-up and/or Relocation Scholarship payments because they are proposing to undertake an approved scholarship course and does not start to undertake such a course, then an overpayment for the amount of the Scholarship/s is raised against the student.

Changing from one approved scholarship course to another does not trigger an overpayment. It is only if the student, having received the payment, does not start studying any approved scholarship course, that an overpayment should be raised.

For example, a student might have enrolled to study course A, then before the course commences changes their enrolment to course B. Provided course B is an approved scholarship course there is no overpayment.

The debt is taken to have arisen when the student received the payment. Commission has the discretion to waive this debt if the student did not commence an approved scholarship course due to exceptional circumstances beyond the student’s control (see 7.5.10 of the VCES Instrument and 7.3.10 of the MRCAETS Instrument).