Your Rights and Responsibilities
Find out about your responsibilities if you receive a Student Allowance or Student Loan, and your right to disagree with a StudyLink decision.
Struggling with study
It's not unusual to have trouble adjusting to student life, or to have problems come up along the way.
Withdrawing from a paper or course
If you drop a paper you may not be studying full-time any more which means you probably won't qualify for the Student Allowance or Student Loan living costs. If you don't tell us, you could be overpaid, which means you'll have to pay the money back.
Passing your course
If you get the Student Allowance, you need to ensure you pass more than half your course in order to keep getting it.
If you get a Student Loan (fees, living costs or course-related costs) you need to pass at least half of your course load (EFTS) over a set period in order to keep your eligibility to a Student Loan.
Change in your circumstances
If you have any changes to your, your parent/s, or your partner's, circumstances, you must let us know as it could affect your eligibility or entitlements.
Paying back your Student Loan
Find out more about your responsibility to pay back your Student Loan and work out how long it may take you to pay back.
Review and appeal process
The review and appeal process outlines what to do if you don't agree with a decision that we make about your student finance.
Your career and finding work
After you finish studying, the next step in your career pathway is finding work that's right for you.