​Student loan scheme

If you experience undue financial hardship during your studies, we’re here to help.

The Student Loans Scheme allows you to apply for an interest-free loan of up to $500 maximum to be repaid within 12 months.

You will be assessed on a needs basis, and particular attention will be paid to the requirements of students from country or isolated areas, and students from disadvantaged groups such as low-income groups.

Criteria for eligibility

  • You must be enrolled in an award undergraduate course (bachelors) or a fourth year program (honours/graduate certificate/graduate diploma). Non-award, masters and doctoral students are not eligible.
  • You are not eligible for a loan during your first semester of attendance at ACU.
  • You must have paid in full any outstanding debt to the University and all applicable Student Service Fees before you apply.
  • If you receive a grant from the Commonwealth Government, you are not eligible for a loan.