U.S. students please note: Our service does not deal with U.S. student loans or U.S. financial aid. For more information about these loans visit the U.S. financial aid page on the International Student Services site.

Our Role

The University of Melbourne provides the Student Financial Aid service to assist students who face financial barriers to their studies.

Financial Aid provides advice and information on the cost of living in Melbourne, student loans and grants, government student assistance, budgeting, tax, and on a range of other matters related to student finances.

The Financial Aid service is open to all University of Melbourne students for general advice and information. Financial Aid staff are sensitive to the frustration and embarrassment caused by financial difficulties. All interviews are strictly confidential.

Our Role

The University of Melbourne provides the Student Financial Aid service to assist students who face financial barriers to their studies.

Financial Aid provides advice and information on the cost of living in Melbourne, student loans and grants, government student assistance, budgeting and provides a range of resources related to student finances.

The Financial Aid service is open to all University of Melbourne students for general advice and information.

Advisers will make referrals to other University services or to external community services where appropriate.

If you are experiencing financial difficulties you can make an appointment to discuss your issues by contacting Stop 1 @ 13 MELB (13 6352).

Student Loan Applications

Only members of the Students' Loan Fund & Bursaries Committee, Student Financial Aid staff and the Student Loans Collection Officer may have access to the information provided as part of a student loan application.

Grant Applications

Only members of the Students' Loan Fund & Bursaries Committee, Student Financial Aid staff, members of the Postgraduate Bursaries Working Group and relevant faculty staff may have access to the information provided as part of a grant application.

Our Obligation

The University of Melbourne has a statutory obligation to comply with the Information Privacy Act (VIC) 2000 and the Health Records Act (VIC) 2001 in its treatment of personal and health information regarding students.

An individual has a right to gain access to their personal information held by the University.

The University's Privacy website provides detailed information about the contact details, complaints procedures and other aspects of the University's privacy regime.