Financial Aid & Scholarships
While tuition fees tend to be lower in Australia compared with the US, you may still require financial assistance in order to complete your degree program. While Study Australia cannot process and distribute financial aid, we can assist and advise you about the procedures for applying and sources of funding available.
US Federal Financial Aid
If you are a US citizen, the federal government allows you to use US Federal Student Aid at Study Australia's overseas partner universities. You may be eligible for a Stafford Loan for your degree program along with the repayment and deferment schemes it includes. The amount of aid you are eligible to receive will depend on the type of degree you are studying and your income tax status, whether dependent or independent.
To apply for US Federal Financial Aid you will need to complete a FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid, available from the US government beginning in November of the previous year for which it is applicable. Your FAFSA is due on or before March 15. Study Australia cannot process the FAFSA, but we can guide you though this sometimes confusing process.
Private scholarships and other private loans can be found by doing your own individual research. A variety of clubs, organizations, foundations, and professional societies provide funding for overseas study programs.
Some universities provide scholarships for international students pursuing a full degree. Check here periodically for an updated list of Study Australia's partner universities with scholarship opportunities.
Resources for Private Financial Aid and Scholarships
Scholarships for International Students