The Abstudy Supplement Allowance provides an allowance to assist eligible families with secondary schooling costs. The ABSTUDY Supplement Allowance is available to valid Services Australia (Centrelink) card holders, this funding supplements the Centrelink ABSTUDY Fees Allowance payment.

To be eligible for the supplement allowance, the parent/guardian must hold a Centrelink or Veterans’ Affairs card that represents a statement of income for the family.

Parents/guardians must apply for the Secondary Assistance Scheme (SAS) each school year (annually) – applications do not carry forward to future years.

The school or parent must have received the School Fee Allowance of $78 or $156 from the Centrelink as part of the student’s ABSTUDY School Fees Allowance.
 
The Department of Education ABSTUDY Supplement Allowance consists of:
  • $79 Education Program Allowance paid directly to the school.
Please note that the Secondary Assistance Scheme cannot be claimed as well as this allowance.
 
 
**Applications Close on Thursday 6 April 2023**