As a student, you’ll need to manage your money and consider extra expenses that may arise throughout your degree.
Learning to budget and being aware of available resources can be really helpful when trying to manage your money while at university.
As a student you can also register for free access to Blackbullion, an online provider of financial education for university students. Blackbullion provides short modules, financial tips and challenges that help you develop skills to manage your money.
Register on the Blackbullion site, using your University email address.
Make the most of USU free membership. Members can sign up for clubs and societies, participate in USU programs and services, sit on committees, apply for student employment roles and grants, and take advantage of paid job or volunteering opportunities.
For an additional $45 you can join USU Access Rewards, giving you a 10% discount at food and retail outlets all over campus.
Here are some useful links and resources to help you cut your overall living costs as a student.
Reduce costs by cooking at home and seeking out affordable grocery options.
Consider these alternative options for purchasing computers.
Find cheap or free furniture, clothing and household goods on these trading sites.
Purchasing new text books can be expensive, so borrow or purchase pre-loved books to keep costs down.
While the University does offer interest-free loans to eligible students, there may be times when you need to explore external options.