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.
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.
Roger is the Manager of Financial Aid and the Housing service. Roger oversees the daily operations of the unit.
Student Financial Aid Advisers
Student Advisers are available for confidential consultation. Advisers will be able to assist with Centrelink information, short term loans, long term loans, budgeting, tax issues and grant information. Advisers 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 us on 13 MELB (13 6352) or emailing the advisers listed below:
Sally Cullwick (Team Leader)
Information that you provide to Student Financial Aid is confidential and will not be disclosed beyond our service without your permission or unless permitted or required by law.
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.
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 bursary application.
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.