Curtin Emergency Student Loans
An Emergency Student Loan is not available to assist with expenses associated with studying, such as tuition fees and incidental charges, supplement income, repay existing commercial debt (e.g. a bank loan or credit card debt) or for recreational expenses.
To apply you need to satisfy the eligibility and assessment criteria for each type of loan.
To be eligible to apply for an Emergency Student Loan you must:
be enrolled in an Curtin award course within Australia
have noâ€¯outstanding debt to Curtin, including
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be able to demonstrate temporary, unexpected financial need and provide documentation to support your claim
provideâ€¯documented evidenceâ€¯to demonstrate capability to repay the loan
demonstrate that the circumstances that have led to the need for a loan was unavoidable and not due toâ€¯ your inappropriate behaviour
have not been found guilty ofâ€¯
If you have a history of late payment of fees and charges, this may be taken into consideration when assessing your application.
Some examples of sudden and unforeseen circumstances may include:
Unexpected expenses arising from illness or death of a family member
Urgent accommodation and living expenses resulting from an unexpected change in normal circumstances
Urgent and unexpected medical expenses.
Successful recipients may borrow up to $2000.
The amount will be provided via electronic bank transfer.
To apply for a Curtin Emergency Student Loan:
To be considered for a loan you may be requested to provide:
Details of personal income, expenditure and assets
Identification to prove age of dependants
Written statement explaining the reasons for the loan request
Copy of invoice or quote that needs to be paid.
Terms and conditions
The terms and conditions for Emergency Student Loan repayments are included in the formal loan agreement that must be signed by the applicant.
The terms and conditions contained in the Emergency Student Loan agreement are legally enforceable and legal channels of recourse are available to both parties.
You will be expected to repay the loan within six months from the time it is approved according to the agreed repayment schedule.
If you are unable to make your repayments, you should contact the
Scholarships Office for advice. Failure to make a payment may incur a financial penalty. Further support