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The Australian government has introduced the Relocation Scholarship to assist university students with the costs associated with living away from home. This scheme replaces the Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship (CAS).
The scholarship is offered to dependent and independent students living away from home who are disadvantaged by personal circumstances and are undertaking approved scholarships courses (accredited higher education courses or preparatory courses through a higher education institution. The scholarship will only be available to university students receiving income support, including Youth Allowance, Austudy, ABSTUDY and veteran's schemes.
For regional students, the scholarship provides $4,000 in the first year, $2,000 for each of the second and third years, and $1,000 per year for any subsequent years. For eligible students from major cities, the scholarship provides $4,000 in the first year of living away, and $1000 in subsequent years of study.