Help with managing your money

Access a range of financial support options available to Griffith students, including interest-free loans, bursaries and budgeting workshops. Talk to us if you are struggling with the costs of studying at university.

Interest-free student loans

Griffith University provides interest-free student loans 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 12 months for domestic students or six months for international students.

Loans of up to $1,500 are available for domestic students to assist with major course-related expenses.

You can download the Student Loan application form (PDF 342k), including the required Credit notice form (PDF 28.17kb).

More detailed information about our interest-free student loans is available from the University Student Loans Scheme Policy and  University Loans Scheme Guidelines. Our Loans for Students brochure (PDF 4.46mb) provides information on other loans and tips for borrowing money safely.

If you experience financial difficulty but cannot afford to repay a student loan, you can make an appointment to talk to a Welfare and Student Liaison Officer to explore other financial options.

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Experiencing extreme financial difficulty?

If you cannot afford to pay back a student loan, you may be eligible for a one-off Education Costs Bursary (PDF 265.54kb) of up to $800 or a GUPSA, Guild, GCAP & SRC Education Costs Bursary (PDF 150.90kb) of up to $800.


To check your eligibility for these or other bursaries, please make an appointment with a Welfare and Student Liaison Officer who can assess your situation and make an appropriate recommendation.


We can help you with:

When appropriate we will refer to other financial agencies, including financial counsellors.

MoneySmart also has useful financial information and resources.

Budgeting 101 workshop

An interactive workshop with essential tips on saving money and surviving financially.

Eligible participants who attend the on-campus workshop, complete a quiz and develop a personal budget, will receive a $50 bookshop voucher.

As well as the on-campus Budgeting 101 workshop, we have the NEW Budgeting 101 Online version.

You can also make an appointment at any time with a Welfare and Student Liaison Officer to discuss your budget.

Click on the link below to find more information about the on-campus workshop (including details of upcoming workshops and registration) or to find the link to the online workshop.

Money Habitudes workshop

Learn about how your attitudes and habits affect your decisions about money.

The Money Habitudes workshop can help you achieve your money goals.

All participants will receive a small gift.

If you are not able to make it along to one of our workshops, or you prefer an individual money habitudes consultation, just make an appointment with a Welfare and Student Liaison Officer.

Click on the link below to find more information about the workshop (including details of upcoming workshops and registration).

Other financial support

Emergency Advance

If you need a small amount of emergency money on the spot, visit your campus library during service point hours and fill out an Application for an Emergency Advance form to receive a $20 cash card (repayable within two weeks).


Check out your eligibility for one of the many types of scholarships Griffith offers students.

Contact Student Services

Get in contact with us or book an appointment to see how we can help.

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