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Financial Assistance

Ask any student what is the hardest part of being a student and they will often tell you that it is having no money. Undertaking tertiary studies often limits your ability to earn substantial sums of money and therefore students tend live on small, fixed incomes. This page contains information on financial assistance programs, budgeting tools, and scholarships.


Centrelink is an Australian Government program that delivers payments and services, and provides services at times of major change. Centrelink provides a range of support for those who are studying, training or undertaking an Australian Apprenticeship.

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CQUniversity Student Loan Service

CQUniversity offers a student loan service to provide financial assistance to students. Loans are available for currently enrolled domestic students of CQUniversity to help with living expenses such as rent, electricity, phone bills and bond.

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Budgeting Tools

As a student, it is important to understand the necessity of budgeting on a small income so that necessary costs are met. Keep reading for tips and tricks on how to save money and budget effectively.

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Receiving a scholarship not only looks good on your resume but may open the door to more benefits and opportunities, such as industry contacts and work experience.

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