Centrelink Student Start-up Loan
Applications open: 1/01/2016
Applications accepted at any time
About this scholarship
From 1 January 2016, the Student Start-up Loan will replace the Student Start-up Scholarship and will be available to the following new student payment recipients (Youth Allowance (student), Austudy or ABSTUDY Living Allowance).
It will be a voluntary income contingent loan which students will be able to apply for to help with the costs of study.
For more information please see the Centrelink website.
- Current Students
- Future Students
- Postgraduate coursework
- Australian Citizen
- Need Based
The Loan will be paid twice a year, generally at the beginning of each semester. Each Loan payment will be valued at $1,025 (to be indexed from 1 January 2017).
New students and current students
- For more information on the Student Start-up Loan, please see the Centrelink website.
Current students who previously received a Student Start up Scholarship or Commonwealth Scholarship
- If you are currently receiving a Commonwealth Scholarship, you will continue to receive this scholarship until it expires, provided you continue to meet all the eligibility criteria.
- If you are currently receiving a Centrelink Student Start-up Scholarship and remain continuously in receipt of student payments, you will continue to receive the Student Start-up Scholarship until your student payments cease.
- You cannot receive a Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship and a Student Start-up Scholarship/Loan for the same period.
For more information, please see the FAQ at Australian Government's Study Assist website.