There’s a range of financial support options available to Griffith students, including interest-free loans, bursaries and scholarships. Our Welfare and Student Liaison Officers also offer assistance with budgeting and managing personal finances.
Please talk to us if you’re having trouble with education and living costs. Our Study Costs brochure (PDF 4.89mb) can also help you work out how much money you’ll need.
Interest-free student loans
Griffith University provides interest-free student loans (PDF 180.57kb) to help students with the cost of education and living expenses. Eligible students can apply for a loan of up to $1,000, to be repaid within agreed timeframes (12 months for domestic students and six months for international students).
Loans of up to $1,500 are available (domestic students only) for the purpose of purchasing major course-related items.
For more information see:
- Sample only - Student Loan application form (PDF 342k)
- University Student Loans Scheme Policy
- University Loans Scheme Guidelines
Loan forms are available from Student Services offices.
Our Loans for Students brochure (PDF 4.46mb) provides information on other loans and tips for borrowing money safely.
BursariesStudents who are experiencing extreme financial difficulties may be eligible for a once-off Education Costs Bursary. Depending on your enrolment status, you may be eligible for a Widening Participation Equity Education Costs Bursary (PDF 265.54kb) (up to $800) or a Giving@Griffith/GUPSA Education Costs Bursary (PDF 152.46kb) (up to $800).
Students may also be eligible for a once-off Safety Net Bursary (up to $1,000) for living or education costs.
A Welfare and Student Liaison Officer can assess your situation and make an appropriate recommendation regarding bursaries.
Studying at university involves many costs, including course-related expenses such as textbooks, student contribution and tuition fees, plus accommodation and living expenses.
It can be hard to manage these competing expenses, especially without a budget plan.
To support students in managing their finances, Student Services can help with:
- creating a budget or strategies for saving
- Budgeting 101 and Money Habitudes workshops
- information on study costs, HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP and scholarships
- accessing loans, bursaries, emergency relief and food vouchers
- referrals to other financial agencies when appropriate e.g.financial counsellors.
These handy info sheets can help get your budget started:
Other financial support
As well as our extensive range of scholarships for both commencing and current students, Griffith offers other ways to support you and help finance your studies.More financial support