Tertiary Access Payment (TAP)

Federation University Australia

The Tertiary Access Payment (TAP) has been developed in support of the Government’s broader agenda to strengthen tertiary education in regional and remote Australia.The TAP will support outer regional and remote school leavers with the increased costs associated with relocating to a new city or town to undertake tertiary study and provide support to assist with the first year of study. Importantly, it will provide an incentive for students to start tertiary study immediately after completing secondary school, rather than taking a gap year to save money or qualify for other types of income support.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, permanent humanitarian visa holder or a New Zealand Citizen meeting Australian Residence rules under section 7 of the Social Security Act 1991have completed Year 12 in 2020 (or in 2019 if in 2020 you had a documented medical reason/emergency that prevented you from commencing your higher education studies in 2020)be travelling to study at any Federation University Australia campus which is at least 90 minutes one way by public transport from your family home.be relocating to study at any Federation University Australia campus which is at least 90 minutes one way by public transport from your family home that is located in an outer-regional, remote or very remote area (use the Student Regional Area Search tool to check eligibility)be enrolling full-time at Federation University Australia in semester 1 and 2, 2021 in your first year of a Bachelor Degree that is at least one academic year in duration, studying face-to-face or a mix of online and face-to-face (online ineligible). Australian Apprenticeship programs are ineligible.Under 22 years of age.demonstrate that your parent/s or guardian/s have a combined income of less than $250,000 (adjusted taxable income) in the 2019-2020 financial year*. *Parental income is not assessed in certain circumstances where an applicant cannot reasonable obtain parental income, for example an applicant who can demonstrate that they:are unable to live at home due to extreme circumstancesare an orphanhave parents who can’t look after themhave or had a childare a refugeeare in state careare specially disadvantagedare caring for someone else’s childhave been in prison for 6 months or moreare from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background and have adult status in their traditional community, or due to other reasons such as having returned to live in an Indigenous community after being adopted or fostered by a non-Indigenous family for more than 2 years.

Further details

Applicants must submit the following documentation with their completed online application form: evidence of Australian citizenship, permanent residency (if Newly Arrived Resident’s Waiting Period has been served), holding a permanent humanitarian visa or being a New Zealand citizen meeting Australian Residence rules under section 7 of the Social Security Act 1991, such as a passport, birth certificate or Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) checkproof of residence in an outer regional, remote or very remote area in Australia, such as a current driver's license or bank account statementevidence of combined parental income* by providing either: the 2019-2020 ATO Notice of Assessments for each parent and/or guardian; ora letter from an account stating the 2019-2020 financial year combined income of each parent and/or guardianif applicants are exempt from providing this evidence due to being a refugee, they must provide either a copy of:their Australian Permanent Humanitarian Visa;their Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) check;refugee documentation from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection/Department of Home Affairs; ora statutory declaration stating that they are a refugeeif applicants are exempt from providing this evidence due to one of the other circumstances outlined in the eligibility/selection criteria, they must provide a statutory declaration stating what these circumstances are.

Amount $5,000
Frequency Once Only
Duration year
For Australian students
For international students
Level of study Undergraduate / VET
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