Financial information and support

Our University services remain open and available during the COVID-19 outbreak, but have transitioned to phone and online. All appointments with our staff will continue as usual, however will be held by phone.

If you require financial support as a result of COVID-19, click here to find out about the University's Support Scheme.

The Student Financial Support Officer can assist with:

  • creating a budget
  • information and options
  • referral to other services.

Depending on eligibility students experiencing financial hardship may be eligible to receive the following supports:

  • emergency aid - Up to $200 per year toward the cost of living for students experiencing hardship.
  • student grants - Up to $500 per year toward the cost of bills that are due or overdue.  Bills may include water, gas, power, registration fees, car maintenance costs

Issues with Centrelink/tenancy/debt? Student Advisory can refer you to a legal service in your area.

Resources, tips and hints

Money Smart - a fantastic tool that provides financial information to allow people to make the best financial decisions for their circumstances

Financial Counselling Australia - free qualified financial counsellors who provide information, advice and advocacy for people in financial difficulty

Covid-19 Help - a great resource that includes links to organisations that are providing financial assistance

Anglicare Victoria - providing emergency relief to alleviate hardships for Victorians in immediate crisis

Vincent Care - information and advice for people experiencing financial hardship

Student Financial Assistance Moodle Page -  offers hints, tips, and useful information on managing your finances and is a fantastic resource for students who would like to improve their financial literacy.

Scholarships, Bursaries and grants - Federation University offer a range of scholarships, bursaries and grants.

Students studying at partner providers

Students studying at partner provider campuses should contact student supports on their campus for financial assistance.