A student loan is an interest-free loan for students experiencing financial hardship. Students must be able to demonstrate that they can repay the loan without causing further hardship. Loans can be up to $1,000 without a guarantor, or $1,001 to $2,000 with a guarantor.
Loans can be used for household expenses such as utility costs, essential medical expenses, study-related computer hardware/software and essential program and study-related costs.
Emergency aid is available to students in immediate financial crisis, and comes in the form of gift vouchers which can be used to purchase items such as food, fuel and clothing.
A student grant is money available to students who are experiencing temporary financial hardship and who are unable to repay a student loan. Grants can be used for household expenses such as utility costs and essential medical expenses and can only be accessed once per academic year.
Student grants are limited, and only available in exceptional circumstances.
Note: Please allow up to one hour for your appointment.
Please refer to the Student Financial Assistance Policy (pdf, 115kb) and Student Financial Assistance Procedure (pdf, 162kb) for more information.