Update your study details at census time

2 August 2022

If you get Youth Allowance, ABSTUDY or Austudy and your study plans are changing, let us know. This can help you avoid a debt.

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If you get a student payment from us and you’re thinking about changing your study plans, you need to let us know.

Changes to your study plans could include:

  • dropping a subject
  • deferring your study
  • changing your course or provider.

Dropping a subject may mean you’re no longer a full time student and not eligible for a student payment. Changing your course could mean your new course isn’t approved for student payments.

If you decide to make a change, you need to do this before your university or TAFE census date.

If you get a student payment from us, you need to let us know about these changes within 14 days.

It’s best to let us know straight away. That way, if there is a change to your payment, we won’t overpay you and you won’t owe money.

Read more about study loads and approved courses.

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Page last updated: 2 August 2022