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:

  • get Youth Allowance as a student, Austudy or ABSTUDY Living Allowance
  • study a Student Start-up Loan approved course
  • apply during the loan period and at least 35 days before your course ends.

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.

Page last updated: 13 February 2020