Secondary Assistance Scheme

Parents may be eligible for up to $350 towards school expenses.

The Secondary Assistance Scheme (SAS) is to assist low-income families with secondary schooling costs for students in Years 7 to 12 who hold:

  • A Centrelink Health Care Card
  • (or) A Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card
  • (or) A Veteran’s Affairs Pensioner Concession Card

It is made up of 2 allowances:

  • the Education Program Allowance (EPA) paid directly to the school
  • the Clothing Allowance (CLA) paid to the applicant or the school.

The concession card must:

  • be valid for at least 4 weeks
  • be valid for some time within Term 1 (31 January 2022 to 8 April 2022)
  • have the student listed on it
  • not be expired at the time of applying for SAS.

Applications close Friday 8th April 2022

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