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Educational Allowances For Boarders

Boarders attending Stuartholme School may be eligible for various educational allowances provided by the Isolated Children Scheme, Queensland Government and New South Wales Government.

Assistance for Isolated Children (AIC)

If you live at least 16km from the nearest state school with the required year level and at least 4.5km from the nearest transport, you may be eligible for Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme. Payments are not taxed and are not income tested*.

Types of payments

  • Boarding Allowance – made up of 2 components – basic and *additional boarding allowance which is income tested. Also eligible for students aged 17 who are participating in an approved tertiary course at an Agricultural, TAFE or similar college.
  • Second Home Allowance
  • Distance Education Allowance

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Youth Allowance

Financial help for people aged 16 to 24 years who are studying full-time, undertaking a full-time Australian Apprenticeship, training, looking for work or sick.

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Helps cover costs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians who are studying or undertaking an Australian Apprenticeship.

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Queensland Government Allowances

As part of the Queensland Government A Flying Start for Queensland Children initiative, the Living Away from Home Allowances Scheme (LAFHAS) was introduced to address the needs of students based on rural and remote communities.

Types of payments

  • Remote Area Tuition Allowance (RTuA) – paid direct to the School to offset school tuition fees
  • Remote Area Travel Allowance (RTrA) – paid direct to applicant
  • Remote Area Allowance (RAA) – paid direct to applicant
  • Textbook and Resource Allowance – claimed by the School on behalf of the applicant
  • Conveyance Allowance – apply via Department of Transport and Main Roads

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New South Wales Government Allowances

The NSW Department of Education and Communities has made special arrangements to deliver educational programs to students who are isolated or whose special circumstances prevent them from attending school on a regular basis. These allowances are for students whose home is in New South Wales but they live away from home to attend secondary school.

Types of payments

  • Rural and Distance Education Allowance (LAFHA)

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  • Private Vehicle Conveyance (PVC) Subsidy

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