How much you can get

The amount of ABSTUDY Lawful Custody Allowance we pay depends on your essential course costs.

We pay the allowance to either the:

  • correctional facility
  • education provider
  • supplier of textbooks or materials.

In some situations we may pay you the allowance. This is if your correctional facility supports paying you the allowance.

While you study, you may also be able to get Away from Base Assistance. To get this, your correctional facility must agree to you traveling as part of your study.

Page last updated: 10 December 2021.
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