Considering ABSTUDY for your child next year

30 October 2017

Claim now to make sure you get ABSTUDY before school starts.

ABSTUDY helps Indigenous Australians with the costs of studying or doing an Australian Apprenticeship.

You may get help with your child’s school fees, boarding, travel and other school items.

If you’re a parent, guardian or carer and your child’s younger than 16, you should apply.

If your child’s 16 and over, or independent, they can apply.

Claiming before December means it can be finalised in time for the start of school next year. This is very important if your child needs to move away from home to study.

We’ve made claiming over the phone quicker and easier. You can now do more of your claim at the one time by confirming what you’ve told us is true and correct.  You’ll only need to return a paper form if your information isn’t correct or you need to advise of changes. We’ll also let you know if you need to provide any additional supporting documents.

Next steps

Claim ABSTUDY by calling us on Freecall 1800 132 317

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Page last updated: 31 October 2017