Student Allowances

Students learning through distance education may be eligible for financial assistance.

Student Allowances guidlines 2018

Secondary Assistance Scheme

The Western Australian Department of Education provides an allowance to assist eligible families with secondary schooling costs. To be eligible for the allowance the parent/guardian must hold a Department of Human Services (Centrelink) or Veterans’ Affairs card that represents a statement of income for the family. The allowance consists of two components:

  • $115 Clothing Allowance paid directly to the parent/guardian or the school.
  • $235 Educational Program Allowance paid directly to the school.

Application is made by the parent or guardian for student/s enrolled in Years 7–12 studying a full time secondary course.

2018 Secondary Assistance Scheme

ABSTUDY Supplement Allowance

The Western Australian Department of Education provides an allowance to assist eligible families with secondary schooling costs.

The ABSTUDY Supplement Allowance is available to valid Department of Human Services (Centrelink) card holders, this funding supplements the Department of Human Services (Centrelink) ABSTUDY Fees Allowance payment.

Parents/Students in receipt of the ABSTUDY School Fees Allowance ($78 or $156) from the Department of Human Services (Centrelink) may apply for the ABSTUDY Supplement Allowance. ABSTUDY Supplement Allowance forms are available at Western Australian public and private schools.

2018 ABSTUDY Supplement Allowance Information