1.1.D.233 Disqualifying scholarship

Summary

Receipt of a disqualifying scholarship precludes a student from receiving other similar assistance for the same purpose in the same period. Under the SSAct Indigenous Commonwealth scholarships are defined as disqualifying scholarships. There are 2 disqualifying scholarships, a disqualifying accommodation scholarship and a disqualifying education costs scholarship.

A disqualifying accommodation scholarship means:

  • a scholarship:
    • provided for under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and
    • specified by the Secretary as determined by the SSAct, or
  • an Indigenous Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship provided for in the Indigenous Student Assistance Grants Guidelines 2017.

A disqualifying education costs scholarship means:

  • a scholarship:
    • provided for under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and
    • specified by the Secretary as determined by the SSAct, or
  • an Indigenous Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship provided for in the Indigenous Student Assistance Grants Guidelines 2017.

Act reference: SSAct section 23(24) Indigenous student assistance scholarships

Higher Education Support Act 2003 Part 2-2A Indigenous student assistance grants

Social Security (Indigenous Student Assistance Scholarships - Disqualifying Scholarships) Instrument 2016 section 5 Disqualifying accommodation scholarship, section 6 Disqualifying education costs scholarship

Indigenous Student Assistance Grants Guidelines 2017 section 20 Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships

Policy reference: SS Guide 1.1.I.115 Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarship

Last reviewed: 3 July 2017