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Census Dates and CAN's

Census Dates

A census date is the date during the subject by which your enrolment requirements for that subject must be finalised.  Census dates are set by Tabor for each subject of study offered. These are key dates and are very important for students. They cannot be changed or extended. Withdrawals before or after the rele­vant census date have different consequences.

The census date is important because it is the deadline for all of the following:

  • Finalising your enrolment with Tabor;
  • Completing and submitting your HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP form online;
  • Paying part or all of your fees up-front, if you wish to pay up-front;

If you remain enrolled in a subject as a HECS student at the close of business on the census date you will:

  • Be liable to pay your Student contribution for that subject; and
  • Incur a HECS-HELP debt if you have requested a loan for your Student contribution amount for that subject.

If you remain enrolled in a subject as a fee paying student at the close of business on the census date you will:

  • Incur a FEE-HELP debt if you have requested a loan for your Tuition fee for that subject; or
  • Be liable for the balance of any part of your Tuition fee which has not been paid up-front.

  The 2018 Census dates are:

  • Study Tour Jan 22
  • All Semester 1 subjects – March 23
  • Full year subjects (Commencing Feb 2018) – May 25
  • All Semester 2 subjects – Aug 24
  • Full year subjects (Commencing Aug 2018) – Nov 9
  • Summer School – Dec 14

Commonwealth Assistance Notices (CAN's)

After the census date, Tabor will send a CAN to your student email address. The CAN details any HELP debt you have incurred or student contribution amounts you have paid, and any loan fee you may have incurred.

If you are a Commonwealth supported student, your CAN will include information on:

  • the units of study for which you have received Commonwealth assistance;
  • the student contribution amounts you have been charged for the units you are enrolled in;
  • any up-front payments you have made;
  • any HECS‑HELP assistance you have used for that semester study period, if you are using HECS‑HELP to pay your student contributions; and
  • an OS‑HELP loan if you have accessed one for that study period.

If you have applied for FEE‑HELP, your CAN will include information on:

  • the tuition fees for your units of study;
  • the units for which you have received FEE‑HELP;
  • any up-front payments you have made; and
  • any FEE‑HELP loan fee incurred for undergraduate units of study.

If you notice any errors on your CAN, you have 14 days from the date of the CAN to submit a written request for correction.

You can email studentservices@adelaide.tabor.edu.au