Maximum rates for dependent students and Australian Apprentices

These payment rates are only a guide. They're for full time and approved concessional study load students and apprentices.

Use our Payment and Service Finder to work out how much you might get.

We update the rates each year on 1 January for people younger than 22.

Living at home

If you’re Your maximum fortnightly payment

Younger than 16, in tertiary education

$36.00

16 to 17

$313.80

18 to 21

$367.00

In state care, with Foster Care Allowance paid

If you’re Your maximum fortnightly payment

Younger than 18

$313.80

18 to 21

$367.00

In state care, without Foster Care Allowance paid

If you’re Your maximum fortnightly payment

Younger than 22

$530.40

Living away from home

If you’re Your maximum fortnightly payment

Younger than 22

$530.40

Masters or doctorate student

If you’re Your maximum fortnightly payment

Any age

$1,106.70

Page last updated: 1 January 2022