Grants and loans

Grants and loans

How to obtain a student loan or grant

Student loans

All students enrolled at Macquarie University are eligible to apply for a loan under a set of guidelines approved by the University Council. The intention is to provide assistance to students who are unable to finance basic requirements for study: for example, to secure accommodation, for emergency living expenses, some transport-related expenses and educational expenses including prescribed texts and computers but excluding charges for tuition. Loans are not available for the purchase of assets. Substantiating documentation must be supplied attached to the application at lodgement.

All loans will normally be expected to be repaid within the student’s current year of enrolment. The loan may be subject to an interest rate and the student shall be required to enter into an agreement with the university to repay the borrowed amount.

Student grants

All students enrolled at Macquarie University are eligible to apply for a grant under a set of guidelines approved by the University Council.

Grants may be made to students who are affected by extreme and exceptional circumstances.

To be considered for a Grant you must lodge a submission, which will indicate the special circumstances and include supporting documentation.

Information may be obtained from the Student Loan Officer, Revenue Services, Lincoln Building, Macquarie University. Telephone (+612) 9850 7239

Before applying for a student loan or grant, it is recommended that you contact the Welfare Service on 0298506496 or welfare@mq.edu.au for support and assistance in exploring all available financial options.

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