What it's for

ABSTUDY School Fees Allowance at home rate helps with general services and facilities fees, tuition fees and school subject fees.

It helps with subject fees such as:

  • materials
  • sports, if sport is a subject and your school charges a subject fee.

It also helps with fees for items such as:

  • school magazines
  • locker hire
  • laptop and tablet hire
  • book hire
  • exams.

What it isn’t for

The Allowance isn’t for any of the following items:

  • stationery, laptops or tablets purchase
  • school, sports or special clothing, such as aprons for Home Economics or Art
  • incidental expenses, such as purchases from the school shop
  • laundry fees or for buying linen
  • fees for a Parents’ and Citizens’ Association or similar organisation
  • payments to school building funds
  • insurance for school activities.

Page last updated: 10 December 2021