Claim ABSTUDY for 2020 now
1 October 2019
Don’t put it off until next year. Claim before December so you can get your payments as soon as possible.
ABSTUDY helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians with the costs of studying or doing an Australian Apprenticeship.
ABSTUDY is a group of payments you can use to buy things like textbooks, stationery and school uniforms. You can also use it for school fees.
If you need to live away from home to study, ABSTUDY can help with boarding and travel costs.
It’s a good idea to get your ABSTUDY claim in early. You should do this if you’re moving away from home to study and want help with your travel costs. Once we approve your ABSTUDY claim, you can organise your travel.
You can claim as soon as you know your study details for 2020.
Check if you can get ABSTUDY and find out how to claim.
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Page last updated: 1 October 2019