Austudy, ABSTUDY and Youth Allowance

Austudy

Austudy is a Commonwealth Government income support payment available to eligible students commencing courses when aged 25 years and over. Austudy is taxable and rates are indexed annually. The student's income and maybe that of a partner determine the amount of benefit payable.

Austudy provides financial assistance to:

  • full-time or concessional study load students;
  • who are aged 25 or more;
  • and are an Australian resident (a two year waiting period may apply to new arrivals);
  • and who meet a personal and maybe a partner income and assets test.

Austudy is administered by Centrelink and the College will not give any advice on matters relating to individual eligibility.

For more information go to:

http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/payments/austudy.htm

Abstudy

Abstudy is a Commonwealth Government income support payment for Australian Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders of any age who undertake approved secondary or tertiary education courses. To apply contact a Centrelink office.

Youth Allowance

Youth Allowance is a Commonwealth Government income support payment available to eligible students. Youth Allowance is administered by Centrelink and the College will not give any advice on matters relating to individual eligibility.

For more information go to:

http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/payments/youth_allow.htm

Eligible Courses

Students enrolled in any Eastern College Australia course may be eligible for Austudy, Abstudy or Youth Allowance.