Your options and obligations for ABSTUDY.
In this section
Annual parental income test reassessment
If you're dependent and you get Youth Allowance or ABSTUDY, we may need your parents’ or guardians’ income details each year.
Change of circumstances
You must tell us if things change as it may affect your payment.
You may get part of your income support early. This is an advance payment. You pay it back later out of your payments from us.
Weekly payment option
Some people can get income support payments each week instead of each fortnight.
While travelling outside Australia
To get your payment while outside Australia you must continue to meet the qualification rules for ABSTUDY.
Online review of study details
We may send a letter to your myGov inbox asking you to complete an online review of your study details.