You'll need to plan ahead to meet the costs of travel, accommodation and other factors associated with time away from home.
If you're not able to take leave or study leave from your paid employment to attend intensive schools, plan ahead for the loss of income that may be involved.
Will you need to make any special arrangements, such as additional childcare, at home?
If your intensive school has hands-on activities and/or lab work you may have to purchase additional equipment or clothing.
- Cheaper fares are often available if you book in advance.
- Ask if there are student rates available or use your travel concession.
- Arrange to carpool. Try posting in your subject forum or Charles Sturt Facebook groups to find others travelling from your area to campus.
- Bookings for on-campus intensive school accommodation open 6 weeks prior to the start of the intensive school period.
- Check your booking to find out exactly what's included and what costs are involved.
Help with costs
- Apply for our Intensive (Residential) School Equity Grant to help with the cost of on-campus accommodation.
- Apply for Emergency Equity Grant if you are experiencing financial hardship.
- Apply for Fares Allowance to help with the cost of travel.
- Eligible First Nations students may receive a grant to support travel and accommodation costs to attend intensive school.
- ABSTUDY Away from Base Assistance may also be available.