Key dates for ABSTUDY Education Institutions - South Australia

SA Education institutions need to give us information by key dates each year. This helps us make sure ABSTUDY students get the right payment from us.

Secondary schools

The tables below list the key dates for secondary schools in South Australia.

Term 1

Date Item Details Action needed by

22 January 2020

School Term Allowance (STA) payment

Term 1 STA paid to eligible continuing students or new approved claims.

20 January 2020
3 April 2020 STA request We’ll send you a One Time Access Code (OTAC) and ask for term 1 attendance data for STA assessment. 17 April 2020
6 May 2020 STA reminder If you haven’t responded to our request, we’ll send you a reminder with a new OTAC for term 1 attendance data. ASAP
8 April 2020 STA payment If you’ve provided attendance data, we’ll pay term 2 STA to eligible students. 6 April 2020

Term 2

Date Item Details Action needed by
26 June 2020 STA request We’ll send you a OTAC and ask for term 2 attendance data for STA assessment. 10 July 2020
29 July 2020 STA reminder If you haven’t responded to our request, we’ll send you a reminder with a new OTAC for term 2 attendance data. ASAP
8 July 2020 STA payment If you’ve provided attendance data, we’ll pay term 3 STA to eligible students. 6 July 2020

Term 3

Date Item Details Action needed by
18 September 2020 STA request We’ll send you a OTAC and ask for term 3 attendance data for STA assessment. 2 October 2020
21 October 2020 STA reminder If you haven’t responded to our request, we’ll send you a reminder with a new OTAC for term 3 attendance data. ASAP
7 October 2020 STA payment If you’ve provided attendance data, we’ll pay term 4 STA to eligible students. 5 October 2020

Boarding schools or hostels

The tables below list key dates for boarding schools or hostels in South Australia.

Term 1

Date Item Details Action needed by
6 February 2020 Payment on Advice (POA) request We’ll send you a POA request for term 1. You need to confirm student start dates. 13 February 2020
17 February 2020 POA suspensions We’ll suspend students’ ABSTUDY payments if you haven’t completed our POA request by this date. N/A
20 February 2020 Board and tuition payments –instalment 1 of 2 We’ll pay eligible ABSTUDY students the first board and tuition payment. 13 February 2020
26 March 2020 Board and tuition payments – instalment 2 of 2 We’ll pay the second board and tuition payment to eligible ABSTUDY students who aren’t suspended. N/A

Term 2

Date Item Details Action needed by
7 May 2020 POA request We’ll send you a POA request for term 2. You need to confirm student start dates. 14 May 2020
18 May 2020 POA suspensions We’ll suspend students’ ABSTUDY payments if PO requests aren’t completed by this date. N/A
21 May 2020 Board and tuition payments –instalment 1 of 2 We’ll pay eligible ABSTUDY students the first board and tuition payment. 14 May 2020
25 June 2020 Board and tuition payments – instalment 2 of 2 We’ll pay the second board and tuition payment to eligible ABSTUDY students who aren’t suspended. N/A

Term 3

Date Item Details Action needed by
30 July 2020 POA request We’ll send you a POA request for term 3. You need to confirm student start dates. 6 August 2020
10 August 2020 POA suspensions We’ll suspend students’ ABSTUDY payments if you haven’t completed our POA request by this date. N/A
13 August 2020 Board and tuition payments –instalment 1 of 2 We’ll pay eligible ABSTUDY students the first board and tuition payment. 6 August 2020
24 September 2020 Board and tuition payments – instalment 2 of 2 We’ll pay the second board and tuition payment to eligible ABSTUDY students who aren’t suspended. N/A

Term 4

Date Item Details Action needed by
1 October 2020 Claim lodgements for 2021 Submit ABSTUDY claims for 2021 from this date. N/A
22 October 2020 POA request We’ll send you a POA request for term 4. You need to confirm student start dates. 29 October 2020
2 November 2020 POA suspensions We’ll suspend students’ ABSTUDY payments if POA requests aren’t completed by this date. N/A
27 October 2020 Board and tuition details for 2021 We’ll ask you to give ABSTUDY your board and tuition amounts for 2021. 10 December 2020
5 November 2020 Board and tuition payments –instalment 1 of 2 We’ll pay eligible ABSTUDY students the first board and tuition payment. 29 October 2020
3 December 2020 Board and tuition payments – instalment 2 of 2 We’ll pay the second board and tuition payment to eligible ABSTUDY students who aren’t suspended. N/A
31 December 2020 Closing date for 2020 claims We need students to submit 2020 ABSTUDY claims by this date. 31 December 2020

Page last updated: 12 February 2020