Financial help

Find out how to take control of your money to reduce stress, get through uni and graduate. We can help you to make a financial plan so you’re confident about what costs to expect and can budget.

Are your finances impacted by COVID-19?

  • The Australian government has information and services to help you if you’re affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) or looking for more details about your current payments, how to apply for new payments or to learn what financial support may be available to you. To find out more visit Services Australia.
  • Read more below to learn what financial help you may be able to access from the University.
  • If you have questions email a Student Welfare and Finance Advisor.

Cost of study

Study and living costs

Find out about the living costs you’ll have while studying and what to expect.

Budget for Residential Schools

Be prepared and budget for the costs of Residential Schools.

Budget for Workplace learning

Learn about planning and preparing for the costs of Workplace learning.

Financial support and skills workshops

Our Finance and Welfare officers are available to talk to you about developing a spending plan or budget.

Get help by email

  • The Money Talk

    Learn how to fit the costs of studying into your life. We’ll cover how you can track your spending, plan for regular bills and avoid debt shock.

    Watch: The Money Talk

  • The Money Talk - Workplace Learning

    Develop a financial plan and budget for workplace learning placements, so you're confident about what costs to expect.

    Watch: The Money Talk - Workplace Learning

  • MoneyMinded

    MoneyMinded Online is a series of interactive activities designed to help you improve your money management skills. Topics include setting goals, budgeting, and managing your credit card. You can also share ideas and tips in the discussion forum.

    "8 in 10 people who have completed MoneyMinded say that they felt less stressed about the future" - MoneyMinded Impact Report 2012.

Student loans

You can apply for a Charles Sturt student loan to pay for study expenses. Emergency loans are available if you're experiencing financial hardship. Our student loans are interest free. Select a loan for instructions on how to apply.

Short term loans

You can apply for a short term, interest-free loan to help pay for your study expenses.

Emergency loans

Emergency loans are available for food, accommodation, medical expenses and urgent travel.

HELP loans

Find out what loans are available under the Higher Education Loan Program and what you should consider when making a decision about how to pay your fees.

International student loans

Short term, interest-free loans for international students to pay for study expenses.

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