Remove Relocation Scholarship Assistance for Students Relocating Within and Between Major Cities

From 1 January 2015, access to Relocation Scholarships will be restricted to students relocating to or from regional areas to undertake study.

This measure started on 1 January 2015.

Description of the measure

From 1 January 2015, access to Relocation Scholarships will be restricted to students relocating to or from regional areas to undertake study. The Relocation Scholarship is an annual lump sum payment. Eligible students may receive a Relocation Scholarship for each year of their course as long as they meet the eligibility rules each year.

Under this measure, students from cities will no longer be eligible for a Relocation Scholarship unless they relocate to a regional area to undertake study.

Regional areas are defined by the Australian Standard Geographical Classification.

Questions and answers

Who will be affected by this measure?

This measure will affect recipients of Youth Allowance or ABSTUDY Living Allowance who are:

  • from a city area, and
  • undertaking full-time study at a higher education institution in a different city area

Students who are from a regional area, or those who study in a regional area, will retain eligibility for the Relocation Scholarship.

Am I eligible for this measure?

From 1 January 2015, recipients of Youth Allowance or ABSTUDY Living Allowance who are from a city area and are undertaking full-time study at a higher education institution in a city area, will no longer receive the Relocation Scholarship. In the majority of cases, this includes where they move from one city to another.

Students who are from a regional area, or those who study in a regional area, will retain eligibility for the Relocation Scholarship.

When will this measure start and finish?

This measure starts on 1 January 2015 and is ongoing.

Page last updated: 16 March 2016

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