Is your child moving away to study in 2019?

1 October 2018

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

ABSTUDY helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians with the costs of studying or doing an Australian Apprenticeship. You may get help with your child’s school fees, boarding and travel. 

If you’re a parent or guardian and your child’s younger than 16, you can claim for them.

If your child’s 16 or over, or independent, they can claim themselves.

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. It means we can help you organise ABSTUDY Fares Allowance travel as early as possible. If you’re eligible, this can help with travel costs between your home and your child’s school.

Next steps

Read more about ABSTUDY.

Claim by calling our ABSTUDY student line.

Ask us your questions on our Student Update Facebook page or tweet @StudentUpdateAU.

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Page last updated: 1 October 2018