Who can get it

If you're a student getting Youth Allowance, Austudy or ABSTUDY Living Allowance, you might be able to get a Student Start-up Loan.

To get the Student Start-up Loan, you must do all of the following:

Who can’t get it

You can’t get the Student Start-up Loan if, for the same loan period, you get either a:

  • Student Start-up Scholarship paid by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs
  • Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship paid by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment.
Next: How to apply

If you’re claiming Youth Allowance as a student, Austudy or ABSTUDY Living Allowance, you can apply for the Student Start-up Loan during your claim.

Page last updated: 8 December 2020