Are there changes to any of your study details?
6 March 2019
You need to tell us now because it could affect your payment.
Semester 1 census date is nearly here. We know a lot of students often make changes to their study plans before the census date. If you’re getting a student payment from us, you need to let us know when your circumstances change.
Here are some of the changes you need to tell us about.
You’ve dropped a subject
If you’ve dropped any of your subjects, you need to update your study details. You may have reduced your study load. If this is the case, you’re no longer considered full time.
Your place of study can tell you what your EFTSL is. If you’ve got an online student portal, your enrolment information may be there.
To find out more about full time study, go to study loads for Austudy and Youth Allowance.
You’ve stopped studying completely
If you stop studying, it affects your eligibility. You need to tell us as soon as you’ve stopped to avoid getting a debt.
You must be studying, or doing an Australian Apprenticeship to get any of these payments:
You’ve changed courses
If you’ve changed courses you need to let us know. While you might be at the same uni, your study details have changed. We consider this a new course for your Youth Allowance, Austudy or ABSTUDY payment.
You’ve changed where you study
Make sure you update your details if you’ve changed your place of study.
You might be doing a course which has the same name but you’re doing it at a different education institution. You still need to let us know.
You’ve had any other change in circumstances
The list doesn’t end here. While we’ve highlighted some of the common study changes, there are other changes you also need to tell us about. Read what these changes are:
- Youth Allowance change of circumstances
- Austudy change of circumstances
- ABSTUDY change of circumstances.
Don’t forget, you must let us know about changes within 14 days. If you don’t, you may end up owing money that you’ll need to pay back.
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Page last updated: 20 March 2019