Current Year 6 Aboriginal students and Torres Strait Islander students are eligible for ABSTUDY, which assists with the cost of school materials, school fees, boarding fees and travel.
Parents can claim now for their child starting Year 7 in 2022. It is especially important parents claim early if their children are moving away from home to study.
ABSTUDY is a group of payments that can help students from secondary school right through to tertiary studies. There are ABSTUDY payments for parents whose children live at home as well as away from home.
The ABSTUDY Resources eKit from
Services Australia has resources that can help families work out what payments they’re eligible for. There’s also more information about ABSTUDY on the
Services Australia website.