Student Emergency Assistance Fund

The Student Emergency Assistance Fund supports students who, through no fault of their own, are experiencing significant financial difficulty and need some help. Your contribution will go directly to the program and allow students to focus on their studies.

Delivering hope for Deakin students

As the costs of living are constantly rising in metro and regional Australia, students continue to face significant financial distress when choosing to pursue a tertiary education.

The safety and wellbeing of our community has always been our top priority and Deakin is committed to doing everything possible to provide immediate support for those of our students who find themselves in need. Reflecting on the recent events of 2020, it has never been so important for us to pull together to support each other and our students, particularly the most vulnerable within our community.

In 2020, Deakin launched the Student Emergency Assistance Fund. The Fund now supports one-off emergency grants of up to $1,000 for students, to help them in their time of need. It might help them to keep a roof over their head, to put food on their table for them and their family, and it certainly assists them to remain in their studies.

Thank you! Oh wow, I was blown over when I read this email! I can't even begin to explain what a difference this makes. There is a light at the end of the tunnel and I can make this work.

Grant recipient of the Student Emergency Assistance Fund

Deakin’s fund has reduced the pressure felt by a lot of students during this unprecedented year, and has ensured that they have the time and energy to focus on their education instead of stressing about supporting themselves.

Emily Sagolj

President, Deakin University Student Association

It is our pleasure to be able to support students when they need it most. Making a meaningful difference within the Deakin community is the reason that Deakin University Community Bank was established. Together with our customers, we have been able to help students in hardship continue their education.

Rosanna Miguel

Relationship Manager, Deakin University Community Bank

How can you help?

A simple and powerful way for you to help our students in critical need is to give to Deakin’s Student Emergency Assistance Fund. It takes just a minute to pledge your support of the fund, with 100% of your tax-deductible donation going to this vital program.

Your support of the Student Emergency Assistance Fund not only has a huge impact on someone’s life today, it also means they’re supported to reach their goal of graduation, and to go on to make a difference in our world as a doctor, a nurse, an engineer, or business leader. Thanks for your support. Every dollar you give helps.