Grants, Loans and Bursaries
Recent research by Universities Australia states that two-thirds of Australian university students are living below the poverty line (Universities Australia, 2020).
The University of Tasmania and the TUSA recognise the financial impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on many students.
If you are experiencing financial hardship take a look at the support available to you below, but don’t forget to check out our other pages in the Support section of the site – there is a lot we can help you out with.
If you need assistance with applying for any of these initiatives, or just need to talk about your situation, please reach out to our Student Advocates.
The Helping Hand Scheme was established by #yourTUSA State Council to help cover the immediate grocery costs of students experiencing hardship due to COVID-19.
We have given away more than $23,300 in Helping Hand support since April 2020, and the scheme has now closed as the budget has been exhausted.