A code which indicates the year, month and day on which the student commenced the current six month study period for which they are receiving OS-HELP assistance.
|Field name:||OS-HELP STUDY PERIOD COMMENCEMENT-DATE|
|Element name:||OS-HELP Study period commencement date|
|Units:||YYYYMMDD, right justified (in each sub-field), with a leading zero (in each sub-field) if needed|
|00000000||Student is not in receipt of OS-HELP assistance|
|YYYYMMDD||Date student commenced their overseas study in YYYYMMDD format|
Coding notesYYYMMDD format:
- 1st 4 digits - Year sub-field (e.g. 1952)
- 2nd 2 digits - Month sub-field (e.g. 04)
- 3rd 2 digits - Day sub-field (e.g. 16)
The study period commencement date is the date nominated by the student on the OS‑HELP debt confirmation form.
For more information about terms used in these guidelines see the glossary.
Higher Education Student:
- OS‑HELP Revision (OR)
- Student Revisions (SR)
- OS HELP (OS) & Revised OS HELP (RO)
Details of all versions of this data element can be found on its supporting information page.
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