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School Card scheme applications open

22 January 2021

Applications for financial assistance with this year’s school fees (also known as materials and services charges in government schools) are now open.

The School Card is available in government schools to:

  • families with children aged 4 years and over who attend a school full time
  • independent full-time students studying year 10, 11 or 12
  • adult re-entry students undertaking subjects to complete their SACE.

To qualify, your family's gross income in the 2019/20 financial year must be below the eligibility limits, based on the number of dependent children you have in your family.

Information on eligibility criteria, income limits and the application process is available from SA.GOV.AU 

Financial assistance may also be available for students attending a non-government school and parents should contact their child’s independent or Catholic school direct for more information.