Coronavirus Special Assistance Scheme

Special assistance for students impacted by coronavirus.

Federation University will provide financial assistance to support currently enrolled, on campus, eligible domestic and international students impacted by a reduced income due to reduction in or loss of employment as a result of the impacts of COVID-19. On campus means Ballarat, Berwick, Brisbane, Gippsland and Wimmera.

This assistance scheme does not include students currently studying with a partner provider.

Students' eligibility for support will be assessed on their individual needs and circumstances.

Assistance may include:

  • Weekly assistance of up to $300 each (for up to five weeks)
  • Funding for computer and/or technology assistance for students who are unable to study remotely
  • FedLiving accommodation assistance
  • Student Tuition Fee due-date extensions

These supports are in addition to the supports available to domestic student via the Federation University Financial Assistance Program.

The Federal Government has announced increases to Austudy and Youth allowance payments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students should seek clarity from Centrelink regarding their eligibility for increased payment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to apply

Ring Student HQ on 1800 333 864

International students may email: international.ss@federation.edu.au.

Domestic students may email: student.support@federation.edu.au