Maximum rates for dependent 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 1 January for people younger than 22.

The regular payment rate increased from 1 April 2021 by $50 per fortnight. This increase doesn’t apply if you’re either:

  • younger than 16 and in tertiary education
  • getting paid at the masters or doctorate student rate.

The $150 Coronavirus Supplement ended on 31 March 2021.

Your first payment in April may include a partial increase to your regular payment amount and a final Coronavirus Supplement payment. This applies if your reporting date is on or before 13 April 2021. You’ll only get the final Coronavirus Supplement if you get at least $1 of your regular payment.

The tables are a guide only.

Living at home

If you're Your maximum fortnightly payment from 1 April 2021

Younger than 16, in tertiary education

$34.80

16 to 17

$303.20

18 to 21

$354.60

In state care, with Foster Care Allowance paid

If you're Your maximum fortnightly payment from 1 April 2021

Younger than 18

$303.20

18 to 21

$354.60

In state care, without Foster Care Allowance paid

If you're Your maximum fortnightly payment from 1 April 2021

Younger than 22

$512.50

Living away from home

If you're Your maximum fortnightly payment from 1 April 2021

Younger than 22

$512.50

Masters or doctorate student

If you're Your maximum fortnightly payment from 1 April 2021

Any age

$1,096.90

Page last updated: 1 April 2021