Student allowance and student loan over an extended break

08 September 2021.

The Minister of Education announced today that the Government has increased funding for the Hardship Fund for Learners and extended student living support payments for up to eight weeks, for students unable to study online due to impacts of COVID-19.

Read the media release here

As part your COVID-19 response, you may have moved students to online learning or asked them to temporarily take a break from study while you made alternative arrangements.

The extension to living support payments means students are still eligible for Student Allowance and/or Student Loan.

It is important that students understand that changes to their study will affect their borrowing. If they don’t want to receive loan living costs for an extended period, then they can update their MyStudyLink account and either reduce or stop their nominated living costs.

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