The Student Assistance Scheme provides assistance for low income families with the cost of levies for:

  • full-time students from kindergarten to year 12 at state and non-government schools

Parents/guardians who hold one of the following current concession card are eligible to apply:

  • Services Australia Health Care Card
  • Services Australia Low Income Health Care Card
  • Services Australia Pensioner Concession Card
  • Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card.

Catholic sector schools directly assess eligibility for assistance to families and queries for assistance need to be directed to the relevant school.

Assistance is also available to grandparents raising grandchildren. Grandparents must provide proof that their grandchildren are legally in their care.

For more information:

Department of Education
1800 827 055