Money for studying
If you're studying, you can apply for loans, allowances and short-term benefits to help with course fees and living expenses.
Check if you're eligible for fees free study in 2018. If you're studying in 2019, you need to check back later in the year.
Full time study
If you want to study full time, StudyLink provides money to help.
A student loan can help to finance your study but you have to pay it back. It's made up of 3 parts:
- compulsory fees
- course-related costs
- living costs.
Student Allowance is a weekly payment to help with living expenses while you're studying. You don't have to pay it back.
A weekly payment to help with your living costs during your study breaks if you can't find a job.
Find out if there’s other financial help you can get while you study.
Part time study or short courses
If you’re getting a benefit or are on stand-down for a benefit, you can get help to attend a short-term employment-related training course.
If you can't do a full-time course you may still be able to get financial help.
If you’re on a benefit and want to do work related training, you can get money to help pay for:
- course fees