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Financial Assistance

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

Deakin provides loans, scholarships, awards and grants to provide ongoing or once-off financial assistance.

Emergency cards

Emergency cards for food and transport costs are available by contacting Deakin Central.

International students

If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please contact International Student Support.


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 he, level 2 

Geelong Waterfront Campus
Building d, level 2 

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Building jb, level 2

Warrnambool Campus
Building b, level 1 

For appointments phone:

03 9244 6333 (General hotline for current students)

For general enquiries email

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