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Financial help

You may be eligible

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student, there are a number of financial assistance schemes, scholarships and loan options available to help you cover the costs associated with studying. 

Australian Government assistance

  • ABSTUDY is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and helps with the costs of studying.
  • You should submit your claim for ABSTUDY via Centrelink as soon as possible.  
  • You can also register an intent to claim ABSTUDY.  This will help you receive your payments from the earliest possible date.  
  • You may be able to claim ABSTUDY over the phone by calling Centrelink 13 23 17

Scholarships and prizes

  • There are a number of scholarships and Australian government scholarships available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.