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.

Financial support and skills workshops

Join our workshops to find out how to create a spending plan while studying or how you can budget for workplace learning.

You'll learn how to take control of your money and reduce your financial stress while getting through your studies.

Our financial skills workshops are held throughout the year.

See our workshops

  • Create a spending plan

    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: Create a spending

  • Plan your budget for workplace learning

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

    Watch: Plan your budget for 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.

Cost of study

Study and living costs

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

Workplace learning and residential schools

Learn about some of the costs for workplace learning and residential schools. Get tips for planning ahead, spending less and the support that's available to help with costs.

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