Financial assistance

Information regarding emergency finance assistance, concessions and bursaries for students.

Emergency Financial Assistance

The University is providing an additional $1million of funding towards the emergency programs run by ANUSA and PARSA to support students who need emergency financial support this semester. This is in addition to the emergency grants already available. 

This support will be coordinated by our Pro Vice-Chancellor (University Experience) and the teams from ANUSA and PARSA

To apply for an emergency grant: 

Undergraduate students will be required to download and complete the form, attach required supporting documentation and sent it to the ANUSA Student Assistance Team at sa.assistance@anu.edu.au. Visit the ANUSA website for more details.

Postgraduate students will be required to complete an online form at the PARSA website. Visit the PARSA websites for further details.

What do the emergency grants help pay for? 

The grants will be used to support you if you're experiencing financial stress. You can apply for a grant to cover: 

  • Accommodation
  • Travel
  • Grocery vouchers 
  • Textbook/educational IT resources to support remote study
  • Medical costs 

Emergency financial assistance from ANUSA and PARSA will continue until funds have been used up.
 

Tuition Fee concessions for students affected by travel restrictions

If you are a student who is or was unable to travel to ANU and commence studies by 24 February 2020 due to the Australian Government coronavirus COVID-19 travel restrictions, you are eligible for one of the below options.

Hardship scholarship

If you are a student who: 

  1. is impacted by travel restrictions; and                    
  2. you are commencing a new program at ANU in Semester 1, 2020; and  
  3. you have not previously studied at ANU,  

you are a new commencing student and have received a Hardship Scholarship which will cover the cost of the courses you are studying in Semester 1, 2020. This will automatically be applied to your ANU student account. In addition, you can withdraw before Census date (8 May) without academic or financial penalty or any record on your transcript, and can withdraw up until 10 June without academic or financial penalty but with a WD (withdrawn without failure) noted on the academic transcript.

If you are a student who has been impacted by the travel restrictions you would like to arrange a fee refund e.g. for tuition fees or deposit, you will not have to pay an administrative fee.

The Hardship scholarship is applicable to Semester 1, 2020. 

If you have any questions, please contact Student Central

Special dispensation

If you are a student who: 

  1. is impacted by travel restrictions; and  
  2. you commenced your program at ANU prior to Semester 1, 2020; or  
  3. you are commencing a new program at ANU in Semester 1, 2020 and have previously studied at ANU,  

then you are a continuing student and will be eligible for Special Dispensation, which means that if you fail a course you take in Semester 1, 2020, you will be able to re-take this course a second time at no cost. In addition, you can withdraw before Census date (8 May) without academic or financial penalty or any record on your transcript, and can withdraw up until 10 June without academic or financial penalty but with a WD (withdrawn without failure) noted on the academic transcript. 

If you are a student who has been impacted by the travel restrictions and you would like to arrange a fee refund e.g. for tuition fees or deposit, you will not have to pay an administrative fee.

Special Dispensation is applicable to Semester 1, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact Student Central.

 

ANU Travel Restrictions Relief Bursary

Information about the ANU Travel Restrictions Relief Bursary can be found on this page