The Living Away from Home Allowance (LAFHA) provides assistance to eligible NSW families whose children have to board away from home to access secondary education.
Eligibility relates to:
- family income
- distance from a secondary school (public or preferred religion).
Other circumstances taken into consideration include:
- medical conditions
- impassable roads
- inability to provide adequate supervision outside school hours
- a change of residence when the student is in Year 12.
You can apply for a LAFHA by downloading Living Away from Home Allowance Information and Application Form – PDF.
To find out more about the range of allowances and scholarships available for geographically isolated students, visit Rural and Distance Education.