Census might mean updating your study details
28 August 2020
If you’ve decided to change your study, you need to let us know.
With census date approaching, you might be thinking about changing your studies. Maybe dropping a subject, changing your course or deferring study until next year.
Census date is when your university finalises your enrolment. After this date you’re liable to pay the fees for the course you’re enrolled in. You can find your university’s census date on their website.
If you get a student payment, it’s important that you tell us about changes to your circumstances within 14 days.
If you’ve dropped a subject
If you’ve dropped a subject, you may need to update your study details. You may have reduced your study load and may not be a full time student. If that’s so, you may not be eligible for a student payment anymore.
If you’ve changed courses
If you’ve changed courses you need to let us know, even if you’re at the same university. We consider this a new course for your student payment.
Make sure your new course is an approved course for a student payment. If it’s not, your payment will stop.
How to tell us about changes
You can update your study details and changes to your circumstances online using either:
Open the app and log into your account. Select Profile at the bottom of the screen, then study details.
Or sign in to myGov and go to the menu in your Centrelink online account. Select my details. Then choose personal and contact details and manage study details.
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Page last updated: 28 August 2020
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