Financial assistance

Government allowances

Youth Allowance and Austudy

As a full time OUA student, you may be eligible for the following government allowances:

Full-time study: To be considered to be studying full-time with OUA, you need to be enrolled in units which have a combined EFTSL of at least 0.250. This is normally two units and will require 20 to 24 hours of study per week.

In order to check the required study load requirements to get Austudy or Youth Allowance, please see the Australian Government's Department of Human Services website.

Student Start-up Loan

Students eligible for Youth Allowance, Austudy or ABSTUDY Living Allowance may also be entitled to a Student Start-up Loan.

See the Australian Government's Department of Human Services Student Start-up Loan for more information.

Answers to common questions

For more information please refer to How to apply to Centrelink.

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