Student loans

Students enrolled at Macquarie and studying onshore can apply for a student loan. Loans are not for the repayment of debts to others and cannot be used to pay tuition fees.

Amount you can request

  • The maximum is $2000.
  • For a computer, the maximum you can request is $800.
  • The amount that you ask for is the total cost of the items that you need to purchase, or $2000 if the total is above $2000.


Loans are for study-related costs, for example:

  • Required textbooks and readings;
  • Laptop, table, or computer
  • Domestic placements, examples include childcare and transportation costs.

Applying for a loan

Fill out an application form online.

You will need to provide information about your situation, including your income and expenses. Note that information entered into the form is not saved until the form is submitted.

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Information you need to provide on your application

You need to fill out the application form online, complete a budget spreadsheet and give information about your circumstances. You will also need to supply documents showing your income and major expenses, such as:

  • Centrelink income statement, payslips, a recent bank statement
  • evidence of rent or other accommodation costs
  • evidence of other significant costs

You will need to get quotes or other support for the cost of the items that you are requesting, for eg. cost of textbooks or computer.

International loan schemes

If you are from the United States, Canada or Europe you may be able to apply for a student loan from your home country to cover the costs of studying at Macquarie.


If you would like to discuss support for personal concerns, such as emotional or mental health; a disability or health condition that impacts your study; concerns about a legal, safety or other issue; contact Student Wellbeing.