you can apply for child benefit whether youre a full- or part-time student, and any student funding you get isnt taken into account when working out what youre entitled to. This means you should apply for any extra student funding thats available to help you support your children as well as the governments standard disability benefits. Full time students and benefits - full time students and other benefits. Student finance - student loans or student grants for tuition fees and living costs, extra help, student loan repayments. The following payments are available for eligible students youth allowance - a payment for full-time students and australian apprentices aged 16 to 24 years old. Austudy - a payment for full-time students and australian apprentices aged 25 years and older. Abstudy - a living allowance payment plus a range of extra benefits for aboriginal and torres strait islander students. some mature students may have few or no previous qualifications, and may be taking access to he diploma courses, or enrolling on their first degree course based on their work or life experiences. Others may be returning to do a postgraduate qualification or a degree in a new subject area as part of their career progression. this grant is available to low and middle-income students who are in school full-time. If you are going to school part-time, see grant for part-time students. Note this grant is not available to students from the northwest territories, nunavut and quebec. adult learners can apply for grants and bursaries to help pay for courses and training.