Student Loan course-related costs
If you need help to pay for study materials (eg, books, stationery, computer items), you may be able to get a Student Loan for course-related costs.
Course-related costs are part of a Student Loan so you'll need to pay them back.
Who can get it
To get a Student Loan for course-related costs, you need to meet the criteria for a Student Loan.
You also need to be:
- studying full-time
- under 55.
If you're under 18, you can't get a Student Loan if you're either:
- on a Youth Guarantee programme
- studying a fees-free level 1 or 2 qualification.
What you can get
You can borrow up to $1000 in course-related costs per Student Loan account (generally 52 weeks).
You don't have to borrow the full amount. You also don't need to claim it all at once.
For example you could borrow $400 for costs like textbooks in semester one and then borrow another $600 later for semester two costs.
How to apply
- Apply online for a Student Loan (if you haven't already)
- Claim them online, in MyStudyLink, once we've received your Student Loan contract.
It will take about 3 working days to process your course-related costs claim and pay you.
If your course hasn’t started yet, the earliest we can pay you is 14 days before your course starts.
We can only pay you if your Student Loan has been approved.