Who this is for
This is a payment for parents and guardians of:
- high school students aged under 16
- primary students aged 14 or older as of 1 January in the year of study.
Your child must be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and living at home. Read more about who can get it.
What kind of payment it is
We pay School Term Allowance to parents and guardians. We pay it up to 4 times a year at the beginning of each school term. To get this payment, your child must attend school at least 85% of each term.
ABSTUDY School Term Allowance is a set amount each term if your child attends school often enough.
Complete the steps on this page to claim ABSTUDY School Term Allowance. Before you start, check if you can get it.