Specialist lenders are also available in the education field, such as Edstart. If an application is approved they will pay Calrossy the full invoiced amount each term, while you make payments via agreed installments. For more information on each of these providers, please click on the following links.
Other forms of Financial Assistance:
The Assistance for Isolated Children’s Scheme
The Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme (AIC) helps the families of primary, secondary, and certain tertiary students who cannot attend an appropriate state school on a daily basis because of geographical isolation. It is an Australian Government program managed by the Department of Human Services.
For more information contact: www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/assistance-isolated-children-scheme
Abstudy may able to provide financial assistance for indigneous boarding students. Phone 1800 132 317 for more information and to apply over the phone. It is recommended that indigenous students wanting to board at Calrossy also complete the indigenous boarding scholarship application form,
Bush Children’s Education Foundation (BCEF) - Scholarships
These scholarships are designed to help needy, remote area families of NSW cover the gap between accommodation costs at a country boarding school and assistance received from the Federal Government's AIC (assistance for Isolated Children) and/or, and/or the NSW Government's LAFHA (Living away from home allowance).
For the Bush Children's Education Foundation application form for Secondary Rural Boarding Bursaries click here
For more information contact: www.bcef.org.au
Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association of Australia (ICPA)
While the ICPA does not provide funding for secondary students attending boarding schools, they are a useful source of information and a beneficial contact for families with students attending boarding schools.
For more information contact: www.icpa.com.au