How to find the student payment best for you

15 June 2021

If you’re starting study, training or an apprenticeship in Semester 2, learn about the financial help you can get.

We have different payments to help you with the costs of studying or training.

Our introduction to student payments video explains the different options available to you. Check it out to see what help you may get.

You can also use our Payment and Service Finder to see which payments you may get based on your situation. This interactive tool will give you an estimate of your fortnightly payment amount and help you find services in your area.

Whether you decide to claim Youth Allowance, Austudy, ABSTUDY or Pensioner Education Supplement, don’t forget to claim early. You can claim up to 13 weeks before your course or apprenticeship starts.

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Page last updated: 25 June 2021