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Student Assistance Scheme (STAS)

The Student Assistance Scheme (STAS) provides assistance to low income families towards the cost of levies for students enrolled in a school from kindergarten through to year 12.

Parents who have a current concession card as listed below can apply for dependent students for assistance under the STAS:

  • Services Australia – Centrelink Health Care Card
  • Service Australia – Centrelink Low Income Health Care Card
  • Services Australia – Pensioner Concession Card or
  • Department of Veteran Affairs – Pensioner Concession Card.

Please note that if you are already receiving student assistance you do not need to complete anohter form.

On-line applications can be made by using 

Once a validated form is completed the Department of Education will confirm the outcome of your application in writing, this process takes approximately 14 days. 

We understand this online option may not be possible for all families, so if you require a hard copy form please contact your school or or 1800 827 055.