Don’t let the unexpected impact your studies. If you experience undue financial hardship while enrolled at ACU that may prevent you from continuing your course, you may be eligible to apply for emergency support through the student loan scheme.

Key details

  • The student loan scheme allows you to apply for a maximum loan of up to $500, to be repaid before your advised repayment deadline
  • You will not be charged interest on the loan
  • A loan will not be provided to cover HECS debts
  • Funds are limited, so the scheme is reviewed annually and is subject to availability.

Assessment and eligibility

Your loan application will be assessed by your individual needs. We will pay particular attention to the needs of students from regional or isolated areas, and students from disadvantaged backgrounds (such as low-income groups).

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the loan, you must be enrolled in an award undergraduate course or a fourth-year program such as:

  • bachelors
  • honours
  • graduate certificate
  • graduate diploma

You must also have paid in full any outstanding debt you may have to us  before you apply for the loan, including all applicable Student Service Fees. You are ineligible for the loan if:

  • You are studying a non-award degree, masters degree or doctorate
  • You are attending your first semester at ACU
  • You are receiving a grant from the Commonwealth Government.

Apply now

Once you have confirmed your eligibility, you can apply for the loan, confirm your repayment obligations, and find out where to get further assistance through the student portal. 

Apply via student portal

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