Student Start-up Loan

Who can get it

If you're a student getting Youth Allowance, Austudy or ABSTUDY Living Allowance, you might be able to get a Student Start-up Loan.

To get the Student Start-up Loan, you must:

  • get Youth Allowance as a student, Austudy or ABSTUDY Living Allowance
  • study a Student Start-up Loan approved course, and
  • apply during the loan period and at least 35 days before your course ends

Who can’t get it

You can’t get the Student Start-up Loan if, for the same loan period, you get a:

  • Student Start-up Scholarship paid by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, or
  • Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship paid by the Department of Education
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Page last updated: 31 January 2019