Financial Support for Students


Bob: “Thank you so much for lending me that money. I shall be everlastingly in your debt.”

John: “That’s what I’m afraid of!”


 What types of financial support exist?

 

Government HELP Loans

 HECS - HELP (opens in a new window)

 Features:

  • Must provide TFN
  • Australian Citizenship
  • Permanent humanitarian visa
  • New Zealand Special Category Visa
  • Must be enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place (University)

 OS-HELP (opens in a new window)

 Features:

  • Must provide TFN
  • Australian Citizenship
  • Permanent humanitarian visa
  • New Zealand Special Category Visa
  • Never received OS-HELP before
  • Be enrolled in full-time study overseas
 SA -HELP (opens in a new window)

 Features:

  • Must provide TFN
  • Australian Citizenship
  • Permanent humanitarian visa
  • New Zealand Special Category Visa
  • Be enrolled in a course (University)

 FEE-HELP (opens in a new window)

 Features:

  • Must provide TFN
  • Australian Citizenship
  • Permanent humanitarian visa
  • New Zealand Special Category Visa
  • Must be enrolled in an approved FEE‑HELP provider

 

Government Assistance

 Youth Allowance (opens in a new window)

 Features:

  • You must be: 16 – 24
  • An Australian resident
  • Study full time, or
  • Looking for full-time work, or
  • Have a full-time Australian Apprenticeship

 ABSTUDY (opens in a new window)

 Features:

  • Australian Citizenship
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Australian Apprentices
  • Study an approved course
  • Not getting any payment to study

 Austudy opens in a new window

 Features:

  • You must be: 25 or older
  • Australian Apprentice or traineeship
  • Study full time in an approved course
  • Be under the income and assets test limits

 Assistance for Isolated Children (opens in a new window)

 Features:

  • Check for eligibility
  • Must meet one of the isolation conditions
  • Must meet the requirements of age, study and living

 

Scholarships & Grants

 Visit the Australia Awards website to find more information.

 Australia Awards (opens in a new window)

 Visit the Endeavour website to find more information.

 Endeavour Scholarships & Fellowships (opens in a new window)

 Visit the Aussie Educator website to find more information.

 Aussie Educator (opens in a new window)

 Scholarships (States & Territories; Indigenous)

 Visit the SARRAH website to find more information.

 SARRAH (Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health) (opens in a new window)

 

Students Loans

 Student Start-Up Loan (opens in a new window)

 Features:

  • study an approved course
  • get Youth Allowance, Austudy or ABSTUDY
  • apply at least 35 days before your course ends

 

 

 VET Student Loans (opens in a new window)

 Features:

  • an Australian citizen
  • a qualifying New Zealand citizen
  • a permanent humanitarian visa holder
  • study the approved course
  • a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • the Tax File Number (TFN)

 

Questions & Answers

 Am I eligible to get financial support?

 Features:

  • Type of Study
  • Citizenship status
  • A study in Australia or not
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander

 Visit the Study Assist website to find more information (opens in a new window)

 Financial Support (Eligibility)

 Am I eligible to get some discounts on health care?

 Visit the Human Services website to find more information (opens in a new window)

 Health Care Card (Eligibility)

 Am I eligible to get rent assistance?

 Visit the Human Services website to find more information (opens in a new window)

 Rent Assistance (Eligibility)

 Where can I find and compare payments?

 Visit the Centrelink website to find more information (opens in a new window)

 Centrelink (Payment & Service Finder)

 Centrelink Youth & Student Line: 132 490

 Where can I find information about financial support in all States and Territories?

 Visit the Aussie Educator website to find more information (opens in a new window)

 Aussie Educator (Financial Support - State & Territory information)

 What types of payments are there for young persons with a disability?

 Visit the Human Services website to find more information (opens in a new window)

 Human Services (Youth Disability Supplement)

 What types of payments can students, trainees & Australian Apprentices get?

 Visit the Human Services website to find more information (opens in a new window)

 Payments for Students, Trainees & Australian Apprentice

 Where can I find more information about how to manage my money?

 Visit the Money Smart website to find more information (opens in a new window)

 Money Smart (Financial guidance)

 


 

 

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