Financial Assistance Service
The Financial Assistance Service provides support to degree students who are experiencing financial difficulty and whose academic work may suffer as a result.
Interest-free loan and bursary assistance is intended to help students in emergencies so that they can maintain a reasonable standard of living. However, assistance cannot be provided as a regular source of income.
Students may apply for assistance more than once during their degree.
We are able to assist students with a number of essential living and study expenses, such as:
- Textbooks, readers, journals
- Bond, rent in advance, and rent arrears
- Phone, electricity, and gas bills
- Medical and dental bills
- Travel and accommodation costs for compulsory placements.
We are unable to assist with the following:
- Payment of compulsory subscriptions
- Payment of HECS or tuition fees including Summer/Winter School fees
- Purchase of cars
- Financial penalties (traffic and library fines)
Assistance takes around 4 to 5 days to be approved, processed and placed into your bank account.
Emergency cash payments (ECPs) of up to $500 can be made on the day of application in some circumstances.
If you would like to contact the Financial Assistance Service please email us at .
How do I comment on, compliment or complain about the Financial Assistance Service?
You can talk or write to the Senior Policy Officer, Scholarships Office. If this does not resolve your concerns you can contact the Director, Student Support Services or if appropriate the Staff and Student Equal Opportunity Unit.