A group of payments for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students or apprentices.
There are changes to claims and your obligations due to coronavirus (COVID-19). This includes changes to waiting periods, the income test, what you need to give us, and your obligations. We’ve suspended participation requirements for Disability Support Pension. We’ve also paused a range of Centrelink debt raising and recovery activities.
To get this you must be:
- an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australian
- in an approved course, Australian Apprenticeship or traineeship
- not getting another payment to study or train.
Read the full conditions under who can get it.
What it covers
ABSTUDY can help with your study costs and housing if you need to travel to study. It can help with your costs for the following:
- living expenses
- travel to your place of study each term or semester if you need to study away from home.
Check if you're eligible before you start your claim. To get ABSTUDY, you can claim online, over the phone or with printed forms by the closing date.
Page last updated: 8 April 2020
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