UAC Educational Access Schemes additions
Update to EAS
We are adding two new disadvantages to Educational Access Schemes (EAS) in 2020 to help students whose families have been disadvantaged financially by the impact of COVID-19. More information is on our EAS page: https://www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/scholarships-and-schemes/educational-access-schemes/disadvantages-and-documents
F01K – Job Keeper
This will be granted to applicants who can show that their parent(s)/guardian(s) are in receipt of the Job Keeper allowance for a period of at least three months.
Applicants will have to provide the letters that each employee (parent/guardian) will receive from their employer.
F01S – Job Seeker
This will be granted to applicants who can show that their parent(s)/guardian(s) are in receipt of the Job Seeker allowance for a period of at least three months from March 2020 onwards.
Applicants will have to provide their parent(s)/guardian(s) Centrelink statement showing this payment (as is the case with F01D [family tax benefit] currently).
These disadvantages will be available for selection from 1 August 2020.
If a student has already applied, they will be able to add these disadvantages to their existing application from 1 August 2020.
As is the case with all EAS disadvantages, it is for each Institution to decide on the weighting they place on these new disadvantages and allocate adjustments/places accordingly