Maximum rates for independent 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 the following dates:

  • 1 January for people younger than 22
  • 20 March and 20 September for people 22 or older.

The tables are a guide only.

No children or partner and living at home

If you’re Your maximum fortnightly payment

Younger than 18

$313.80

18 to 21

$367.00

22 or older

$642.70

No children or partner and not living at home

If you’re Your maximum fortnightly payment

Younger than 22

$530.40

22 to 59

$642.70

60 or older

$691.00

No partner and a dependent child

If you’re Your maximum fortnightly payment

Younger than 22

$679.00

22 or older

$691.00

Partner and no dependent children

If you’re Your maximum fortnightly payment

Younger than 22

$530.40

22 or older

$585.30

Partner and a dependent child

If you’re Your maximum fortnightly payment

Younger than 22

$577.40

22 or older

$585.30

Masters or doctorate student

If you’re Your maximum fortnightly payment

Any age

$1,106.70

Page last updated: 20 March 2022