Student Assistance Scheme (STAS)

When your child goes to a Tasmanian Government school you will find that there are costs that you will need to pay. If you are eligible, there are a number of financial assistance schemes available to assist you to cover costs, such as the Student Assistance Scheme (STAS).

- Families on low incomes who meet the eligibility conditions of the Student Assistance Scheme (STAS) will not be required to pay school levies. Grandparents raising grandchildren may also be eligible for STAS.
- Families who are not eligible for STAS, but who may experience financial hardship should talk to the school about payment arrangements and other financial assistance which may help.
- School staff understand that financial matters are highly sensitive, so your questions will remain completely confidential.
- These matters will also be dealt with directly with you and not through your child.

Your child’s participation in learning will not be affected.

Who this service is for

Families on low incomes who meet the eligibility conditions - see our website for Student Assistance Scheme Guidelines.

How this service is delivered

  • Face-to-face

    You can talk to your school business manager or principal.

  • Call or visit us online

    You can contact the Department of Education, Finance and Budget Services on 1800 827 055

    You can download the Levies and Charges fact sheet below for more information.

    For information on Centrelink assistance programs, contact Centrelink’s Youth and Student Services on 13 24 90 or visit:

Levies and Charges Fact Sheet

You can download this fact sheet for more information.

Download Fact Sheet

Updated: 15/10/2019