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The purpose of the Fund is to enable currently enrolled full fee paying Deakin University students, residing and studying in Australia and who are facing proven financial hardship through changes in circumstances outside their control, to continue their studies.
The Emergency Fund is to cover only payment of tuition fees (not including retained fees). It is not to cover personal living expenses.
Full fee paying students may also be eligible to apply for a student loan for living expenses from the Deakin University Student Loan Fund available by contacting the Division of Student Administration.
Student should be:
Where there are insufficient funds to meet all requests, priority will be given to those students closest to the completion of their degrees and on academic merit.
The student must provide a repayment schedule. Loans will generally be approved for a period not exceeding one academic year. Applications can cover loans for full or partial fees for one or two trimesters. Loans are interest free, except when the conditions of the loan have been breached, a surcharge is applied to the balance of the loan.
(a) International students
Application forms are available by making an appointment to speak to a Financial Assistance Officers in the Division of Student Administration at your campus.
An International Student Adviser is available for support and advice to international students.
(b) Domestic full fee paying students
Application forms are available from the Financial Assistance Officers in the Division of Student Administration at your campus..
Counsellors in Student Life and the Financial Assistance Officers in the Division of Student Administration are available for support and advice when preparing the application.
The sub-committee of the Student Loan Fund dealing with Emergency Loans for Full Fee paying students may comprise of:
Please note: the Committee reserves the right to decide whether or not an application is approved. The decision of the Committee is final and appeals to overturn its decision will not be considered.