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Curtin University

About the loan

General principles

An Emergency Student Loan is an interest free loan to provide temporary assistance to Curtin students in times of unexpected financial hardship and is available to students enrolled in an award course at Curtin and studying at a location within Australia, excluding Curtin Sydney.

An Emergency Student Loan is not available to assist with expenses associated with studying, such as tuition fees and incidental charges or to supplement income, to repay existing commercial debt (e.g. a bank loan or credit card debt) or for recreational expenses.

Loan limit

An Emergency Student Loan is limited to a maximum amount of $2000, will be disbursed by electronic bank transfer or cheque and have an expected repayment date of six (6) months from the date the loan is approved.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply for an Emergency Student Loan a student must:

If a student applying for an Emergency Student Loan has a history of late payment of fees and charges, this may be taken into consideration when assessing the application.

Some examples of situations that may warrant favourable consideration include, but are not limited to:


Please see the Emergency Student Loans Policy within the Scholarships and Financial Assistance Manual [.pdf].