Key dates for ABSTUDY Education Institutions - New South Wales

NSW Education institutions need to give us information by key dates each year. This helps us make sure ABSTUDY students get the right payment from us.

Secondary schools

The tables below list the key dates for secondary schools in New South Wales.

Term 1

Date Item Details Action needed by

23 January 2019

School Term Allowance (STA) payment

Term 1 STA paid to eligible continuing students or new approved claims.

21 January 2019

29 March 2019

STA request

We’ll send you a One Time Access Code (OTAC) and ask for term 1 attendance data for STA assessment.

12 April 2019

8 May 2019

STA reminder

If you haven’t responded to our request, we’ll send you a reminder with a new OTAC for term 1 attendance data.

ASAP

3 April 2019

STA payment

If you’ve provided attendance data, we’ll pay term 2 STA to eligible students.

1 April 2019

Term 2

Date Item Details Action needed by

28 June 2019

STA request

We’ll send you a OTAC and ask for term 2 attendance data for STA assessment.

12 July 2019

31 July 2019

STA reminder

If you haven’t responded to our request, we’ll send you a reminder with a new OTAC for term 2 attendance data.

ASAP

3 July 2019

STA payment

If you’ve provided attendance data, we’ll pay term 3 STA to eligible students.

1 July 2019

Term 3

Date Item Details Action needed by

20 September 2019

STA request

We’ll send you a OTAC and ask for term 3 attendance data for STA assessment.

4 October  2019

23 October 2019

STA reminder

If you haven’t responded to our request, we’ll send you a reminder with a new OTAC for term 3 attendance data.

ASAP

9 October 2019

STA payment

If you’ve provided attendance data, we’ll pay term 4 STA to eligible students.

7 October 2019

Boarding schools or hostels

The tables below list key dates for boarding schools or hostels in New South Wales.

Term 1

Date Item Details Action needed by

14  February 2019

Payment on Advice (POA) request

We’ll send you a POA request for term 1. You need to confirm student start dates.

21 February 2019

25 February 2019

POA suspensions

We’ll suspend students’ ABSTUDY payments if you haven’t completed our POA request by this date.

N/A

28 February  2019

Board and tuition payments –instalment 1 of 2

We’ll pay eligible ABSTUDY students the first board and tuition payment.

21 February 2019

28 March 2019

Board and tuition payments – instalment 2 of 2

We’ll pay the second board and tuition payment to eligible ABSTUDY students who aren’t suspended.

N/A

Term 2

Date Item Details Action needed by

9 May 2019

POA request

We’ll send you a POA request for term 2. You need to confirm student start dates.

16 May 2019

20 May 2019

POA suspensions

We’ll suspend students’ ABSTUDY payments if POA requests aren’t completed by this date.

N/A

23 May 2019

Board and tuition payments –instalment 1 of 2

We’ll pay eligible ABSTUDY students the first board and tuition payment.

16 May 2019

27 June 2019

Board and tuition payments – instalment 2 of 2

We’ll pay the second board and tuition payment to eligible ABSTUDY students who aren’t suspended.

N/A

Term 3

Date Item Details Action needed by

1 August 2019

POA request

We’ll send you a POA request for term 3. You need to confirm student start dates.

8 August 2019

12 August 2019

POA suspensions

We’ll suspend students’ ABSTUDY payments if you haven’t completed our POA request by this date.

N/A

15 August  2019

Board and tuition payments –instalment 1 of 2

We’ll pay eligible ABSTUDY students the first board and tuition payment.

8 August 2019

26 September 2019

Board and tuition payments – instalment 2 of 2

We’ll pay the second board and tuition payment to eligible ABSTUDY students who aren’t suspended.

N/A

Term 4

Date Item Details Action needed by

1 October 2019

Claim lodgements for 2020

ABSTUDY claims for 2020 can be lodged from this date.

N/A

24 October 2019

POA request

We’ll send you a POA request for term 4. You need to confirm student start dates.

31 October 2019

4 November 2019

POA suspensions

We’ll suspend students’ ABSTUDY payments if POA requests aren’t completed by this date.

N/A

30 October 2019

Board and tuition details for 2020

We’ll ask you to give ABSTUDY your board and tuition amounts for 2020.

13 December 2019

7 November 2019

Board and tuition payments –instalment 1 of 2

We’ll pay eligible ABSTUDY students the first board and tuition payment

31 October 2019

5 December 2019

Board and tuition payments – instalment 2 of 2

We’ll pay the second board and tuition payment to eligible ABSTUDY students who aren’t suspended.

N/A

31 December 2019

Closing date for 2019 claims

We need students to lodge 2019 ABSTUDY claims by this date.

31 December 2019

Page last updated: 18 January 2019

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