Services Australia provides financial help to eligible students who are studying full-time or part-time through payments such as Youth Allowance, Austudy and ABSTUDY. 

General information about Youth Allowance, Austudy and ABSTUDY is given below. Full and up-to-date details of payments and the eligibility criteria are available from Services Australia.

Youth Allowance, Austudy and ABSTUDY

Youth Allowance provides financial help to eligible students who are 24 or younger and are studying an approved course full-time, undertaking a full-time Australian Apprenticeship or training and/or looking for work. 

Austudy provides financial help to students aged 25 and older who are studying an approved full-time course. A partner and personal income and asset test will apply.

Students claiming Youth Allowance or Austudy can claim online through myGov.

ABSTUDY helps Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students undertaking approved full-time or part-time study. ABSTUDY consists of a fortnightly means-tested living allowance, as well as additional components, to help with the costs associated with study.

For more information about ABSTUDY, contact Services Australia.

Pensioner Education Supplement and ABSTUDY Pensioner Education Supplement

The Pensioner Education Supplement helps people undertake full-time or part-time study. To receive the Pensioner Education Supplement you must be enrolled in an approved course and receive specific Department of Human Services or Department of Veterans’ Affairs payments.

More information about the Pensioner Education Supplement is available from Services Australia.

Further information

Further information about eligibility and how to make a claim is available from Services Australia.

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