ABSTUDY School Fees Allowance

Helps with the cost of school fees for ABSTUDY students and their families.

What it’s for

ABSTUDY School Fees Allowance helps with:

  • school subject fees including:
    • materials
    • sports, if sport is a subject and your school charges a subject fee
  • general services and facilities fees
  • tuition fees
  • fees for items such as:
    • school magazines
    • locker hire
    • laptop and tablet hire
    • book hire, and
    • exams

What it isn’t for

ABSTUDY School Fees Allowance isn’t for:

  • stationery
  • school clothing
  • sports clothing
  • special clothing, such as aprons for Home Economics or Art
  • incidental expenses, such as purchases from the school shop
  • laundry fees or for buying linen
  • fees for a Parents’ and Citizens’ Association or similar organisation
  • payments to school building funds
  • insurance for school activities, and
  • purchase of laptops or tablets

Which type you can get

There are 2 types of ABSTUDY School Fees Allowance:

  • ABSTUDY School Fees Allowance (Group 1), and
  • ABSTUDY School Fees Allowance (Group 2)

You can only get one type of ABSTUDY School Fees Allowance for a single period. This means you can’t get Group 1 and Group 2 at the same time.

ABSTUDY School Fees Allowance (Group 1)

Helps with the cost of school fees for parents and guardians getting ABSTUDY Schooling A for their child.

Read more about ABSTUDY School Fees Allowance (Group 1).

ABSTUDY School Fees Allowance (Group 2)

Helps with the cost of school fees for:

Read more about ABSTUDY School Fees Allowance (Group 2).

How to claim

You don’t need to make a claim for ABSTUDY School Fees Allowance. It’s automatically calculated as part of your claim for ABSTUDY Schooling A or ABSTUDY Schooling B.

Make a claim for ABSTUDY Schooling A or ABSTUDY Schooling B by calling the ABSTUDY students line.  If you can’t claim over the phone, you can fill in a claim form.

Page last updated: 27 August 2017