Financial Assistance

Deakin offers a range of services for students experiencing financial difficulties. Interest-free loans, emergency Essentials and myki cards and help planning a budget is available.

Student Loans

Loans are available for general study related expenses.

Scholarships and Grants

Deakin provides scholarships and awards and grants in exceptional circumstances to provide once-off financial assistance.

Emergency cards

Emergency cards for food and transport costs are available by contacting the Financial Assistance office on the details on this page.

International students

Assistance for international students regarding tuition fees.


We can help plan a budget and provide advice on managing university costs.

DUSA Survival Centre

DUSA's Student Survival Centre is a free one-stop shop for any student who is finding it hard financially or needing emergency supplies. Students in need of a helping hand are welcome to collect items, no questions asked.

Contact us

Melbourne Burwood Campus
Building B, level 2

Geelong Waterfront Campus
Level 2, 1 Gheringhap St

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Building jb, level 2

Warrnambool Campus
Building B, lower level

For appointments phone:

03 9244 6333 (General hotline and course enquiries for current students)

For general enquiries email

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