An equity grant helped me in so
many ways, as it was my dream and
goal to finish my degree in Nursing.
Haley, Bachelor of Nursing
It really was a carefully considered decision to
take up study, as I was working full-time and had a family. The benefits
have included a totally new career in a field that really interests me;
renewed self-confidence; and the knowledge that I can manage
different deadlines and priorities when I need to.
Monique, Bachelor of Arts
Whether you choose full-time or part-time study, university can still be affordable. There is a range of cost considerations, such as course fees, textbooks, transport, accommodation, food and, of course, a social life, however with a bit of planning and the right information, you can make it happen.
When weighing up the expenses of studying, always remember the benefits of having the qualification you need to achieve your personal and professional goals.
HECS-HELP is a loan scheme that helps you pay for your university fees by allowing you to defer payment until after you graduate and are earning a salary.
Youth Allowance is designed to offer financial support to students from low socio-economic backgrounds and those who have to move away from home to study.
Students over 25 can apply for AUSTUDY. Indigenous students of any age may be eligible for financial support through ABSTUDY.
Pay your tuition fees upfront at CSU and you will receive a 10% discount. Or pay a portion upfront of $500 or more, get the discount on that amount, and then HECS-HELP the balance.
You don't have to be the smartest student in the class to gain a scholarship, as scholarships are awarded on a wide range of criteria - some just for where you live!
Take advantage of some of the flexible study options that CSU offers such as distance education, mixed mode (on campus and distance education), part-time, and TAFE pathways.
Lower costs of living, unpolluted air and an increased sense of safety are just some of the advantages of living and studying in regional Australia.
CSU offers you support in finding part-time work, accessing clinical and leisure facilities, and taking advantage of useful student discounts.
There are many costs to consider when working on a budget for your first year of study. Download our Making University Affordable booklet for a budget guide for your first year.
It is never too early to start thinking of and planning for study at University. Talk with your Careers Advisor at school, a mentor or person you look up to. Download our Making University Affordable booklet.