Helping students get what they pay for

There’s a review of the tuition protection service

The Commonwealth has commissioned a review of its TPS, originally created for the international education sector, which expanded last year to cover domestic VET student loans and this year to private HE.

The service assists students when providers default, by making it possible for them to transfer to another institution or receive a refund for unspent fees.

It is funded by provider levies with the government managing programmes.

The review’s work includes identifying admin improvements, possibly extending protection to VET students who pay up-front and (ominously) the impact of the pandemic, “particularly with regards to the sustainability of the TPS Funds.”

The extension of the international-student scheme to locals was strongly supported  when it happened (CMM August 20 2018).