Manual of Policies and Procedures

E/7.3 Student financial assistance

Contact Officer

Equity Director

Approval Date

26/11/2015

Approval Authority

Vice-Chancellor and President

Date of Next Review

30/11/2018

7.3.1 Financial assistance to students
7.3.2 Student Financial Assistance Scheme
7.3.3 Student Financial Assistance Scheme Annual Report
Modification History

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7.3.1 Financial assistance to students

Financial assistance to students - Student counselling on issues relating to financial well-being and advice on the various types of financial assistance available to students is provided through Equity and Student Counselling and International Student Services.

Details of Australian Government assistance for students (ie Youth Allowance, Austudy and Abstudy) can be found on the Centrelink website . Details of the Government's Commonwealth Scholarship Program (CSP), and scholarships and assistance provided by QUT, can be found on the QUT Scholarships and prizes website.

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7.3.2 Student Financial Assistance Scheme

QUT's Student Financial Assistance Scheme (SFAS) is a scheme that involves the disbursement of small loans and grants which assist students who are experiencing financial hardship currently impacting on, or likely to impact on, the student's capacity to perform academically. It is administered by the Equity and Student Counselling Department.

Further details on eligibility, application and selection procedures for SFAS loans and grants (QUT staff and student access only) can be found on the student financial support website. Procedures relating to the administration of SFAS loans are set in the Financial Manual, Chapter 3.4 (QUT staff access only).

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7.3.3 Student Financial Assistance Scheme Annual Report

An annual report on the operation of the Student Financial Assistance Scheme (SFAS) will be provided to the Vice-Chancellor and President through the Vice-President (Administration) and University Registrar by the Equity Director.

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Modification History

Date

Sections

Source

Details

26.11.15 All Director, Student Support Services Periodic review - minor editorial revisions only
14.11.12 All Vice-Chancellor Revised to disestablish Student Financial Assistance Scheme Committee and change approval authority to Vice-Chancellor

19.11.04

E/7.3.1

University Academic Board

Revised to provide additional scholarship information (consistent with Higher Education Support Act 2003 and associated Guidelines)

26.09.03

All

University Academic Board

New policy (effective 01.01.04) (endorsed by Academic Policy and Procedures Committee 17.09.03)

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