If you’re due a scholarship or bursary payment, sit tight. Payments normally occur within four to six weeks of the semester census date. Make sure you have everything up-to-date to get paid as soon as possible. 

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Payment timelines and eligibility

The following scholarships and bursaries are normally paid within four to six weeks of the semester census date:

  • Commonwealth scholarships
  • ACU National Equity Bursaries
  • Ongoing ACU scholarships and bursaries

This timeline is subject to the outcome of your eligibility check as per the rules of the individual scholarship.

Your ongoing eligibility

It’s important to be aware of your ongoing eligibility requirements for your scholarship. 

If you experience any exceptional circumstances that may impact your ongoing eligibility to keep receiving your scholarship, you need to contact our scholarships office as soon as possible. You will need supporting documentation.

How to get paid on time

  • Check your ACU student email account regularly to ensure you receive important updates relating to your scholarship payment.
  • Make sure you supply the correct banking information to the scholarships office when requested. Incorrect details will delay your payment.
  • Respond to requests for information from the scholarships office by the indicated deadline.
  • Wherever possible, attach or include the email history that relates to your specific scholarships enquiry.
  • Supply a letter of appreciation, progress report, and any other ongoing eligibility requirements by the specified due date. 

Scholarship progress reporting

Your scholarship might require you to include regular reporting — such as a letter of appreciation or an annual progress report — for you to remain eligible. These reports must be submitted to the scholarships office by the due date.

You can upload and submit your written progress reports or letters by visiting our scholarship progress report form. 

Fill out your scholarship progress form

Tax and income implications

Some scholarship payments may be classed as income and have an impact on your tax liability or your eligibility for government support through Centrelink.

It’s your responsibility as a scholarship recipient to check if you are impacted by this.

You can find out if your scholarship is taxable or not by using the Australian Tax Office’s online tool


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