There is some financial assistance available to students:
· The Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). A suite of loans funded by the Commonwealth Government for Australian citizens, New Zealand Special Category Visa holders who meet residency requirements and holders of a permanent humanitarian visa.
· The University provides a number of scholarships and prizes as well as financial assistance mechanisms to support your education.
· The Federal Government provides allowances for students who fulfil certain criteria, offering schemes in the form of Youth Allowance, Study Assistance, AUSTUDY and ABSTUDY.
· Extra financial support is available to Australia Awards scholarship holders.
Some banks provide student loans and the UQ Union also offer loans in special circumstances.