The Student Assistance Scheme provides assistance for low income families who satisfy a means test towards the cost of levies for:

  • full-time students from kindergarten to year 12 at state and non-government schools
  • parents/guardians holding a current Health Care Card, Pension Concession Card or equivalent are eligible to apply.

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