How to claim

Complete the following steps to claim ABSTUDY School Fees Allowance at home rate. Before you start, check if you can get it.

If you’ve already claimed ABSTUDY, you don’t need to claim for this separately. We’ll assess you for School Fees Allowance at the same time.

If you haven’t claimed yet, there are 2 ways to claim School Fees Allowance at home rate. You can either:

To get School Fees Allowance for the year, you must apply by 31 December of that year.

Steps to claim ABSTUDY School Fees Allowance


    1. Get your documents ready to claim

    You’ll need to get some supporting documents ready to help answer some of the questions in the claim.


    2. Make your claim

    To submit your claim form, follow these steps:

    1. Check you’ve answered all questions.
    2. Sign and date the claim form.
    3. Attach any supporting documents.
    4. Submit your claim to us.

    You can submit your claim form in 1 of the following ways:

    We encourage you not to come to a service centre during this time.


    3. Wait for the result of your claim

    We'll let you know the following:

    • if we accept your claim
    • when you’ll get your first payment
    • how much you’ll get.

    If we need more details we’ll contact you.

    You can ask us to review our decision if you think we’ve made a mistake.


Page last updated: 3 March 2022