Student Start-up Loan


If you’re claiming Youth Allowance as a student, Austudy or ABSTUDY Living Allowance, you can apply for the Student Start-up Loan during your claim.

If you’re already getting a student payment for a loan approved course:

  • log on to your Centrelink online account through myGov
  • select Study Details from the menu 
  • select Apply for/Manage Student Start-up Loan and choose the loan period you want to apply for
  • select accept or decline beside loan periods you wish to get the loan in
  • accept the Terms and Conditions
  • submit your application.

If you’re not eligible you won’t have the option to apply in your online account.

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Page last updated: 4 April 2019