Cost of Education

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Scholarship Tests

Tuition scholarships are offered by many schools.  While there can be many types of scholarships, including academic, music, sporting and general excellence, most will require students to sit an assessment examination to test for academic ability. more »

Scholarship Practice Tests

It is important for your child to become familiar with the style and types of questions they will encounter when taking a sholarship test.  Practice questions for scholarship tests are available from the following: more »

Schoolkids Bonus Replaces Education Tax Refund

May 2012      The Government has announced that 1.3 million Australian families with children at school will get a new cash payment to help make ends meet. more »

HECS for Vocational Students Finally Here

March 2012      Up to 60,000 students per year will no longer have to pay upfront fees to undertake vocational education and training. more »

Price Hikes Contribute to High Cost of Education

January 2012     Parents planning to send their child to private school in the future will need to prepare for significant cost increases over the next five years, according to an independent survey commissioned by the Australian Scholarships Group (ASG). more »

Extra Help for Families with Teenagers Who Stay in School

January 2012     From January 1, 2012,  eligible families with teenagers aged 16 to 19 will get a boost to their family payments of to up to $4,208 per teenager, if their child stays in school or a vocational training equivalent.  This increase will bring the maximum rate of Family Tax Benefit Part A for eligible teenagers to $6,307 a year. more »

New Survey Reveals High Schooling Price Tag

February 2011     A new Australian Scholarships Group (ASG) survey reveals the total schooling costs bill for parents of children born in 2011. For the first time, the future schooling costs estimates compare the costs for children attending school in metropolitan areas and regional areas. more »

Helping Australian Families with Back to School Expenses

January 2011     As kids prepare to head back to school, the Gillard Labor Government is encouraging an estimated 1.3 million Australian families to take advantage of the Education Tax Refund to help parents with the pressure of back-to-school costs. more »

Book: A Parent's Guide to Scholarship Tests

A Parent's Guide to Scholarship TestsA Parent's Guide to Scholarship Tests
Author: ACER 


Preparing, applying and sitting for a scholarship test can be gruelling and competitive process for the child and the childs parents, and the disappointment of not being awarded a scholarship can be demoralising and disappointing. more »

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