To assist families with the payment of contributions and charges, the Department of Education offers financial assistance to parents and guardians who are holders of a Centrelink Family Health Care Card, Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card or a Veterans’ Affairs Pensioner Concession Card.
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Education Program Allowance*
It is made up of two allowances:
- The Education Program Allowance (EPA) – paid directly to the school
- The Clothing Allowance (CLA) – paid to the applicant, or the school.
Application Form: 2023_SAS Public School Education Program Allowance form
Please note families who have applied for Abstudy are not eligible to apply for this allowance.
Abstudy Supplement Allowance*
A supplement amount is available to families who have already received the Abstudy school allowance from Centrelink.
Application Forms: 2023_SAS Public School Abstudy Supplement Assistance form
* Application forms for both allowances must be completed in Term 1 each school year.