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.
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.
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 for both allowances are to be completed at the school during Term 1 only.