Financial Assistance for students

If you are experiencing financial difficulties we are her to help. We offer a range of services such as interest-free loans, emergency Essential and Myki cards and other support options.


Interest free student loans, for study related expenses, are available to students who are in financial need.

Other 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 or through any StudentCentral.


The following options can help you plan a budget and provide advice on managing university costs:

DUSA survival centre

DUSA's Student Survival Centre (opens new window) 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.


Deakin provides a range of scholarships designed to assist students in need.  If you are experiencing financial or other hardship consider applying for a Deakin scholarship. You the Find a scholarship tool to help find a scholarship suitable to you..

International students

The International Student Support team provides advice, support and encouragement to international students on a range of matters.

Contact us

Contact a Financial Assistance Officer.

Submit an enquiry


  • Monday - Friday : 8:30am to 8pm
  • Saturday : 10am to 2pm
03 9244 6333 03 9244 6333
03 5227 2333 03 5227 2333
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