Emergency and Short Term Loans - Domestic Students

Is accessing cash to buy your books, lab equipment or study materials just too difficult? Are you struggling to pay this week’s rent or buy food for the week? Then we may be able to assist you with a student loan.\

Student loans are provided if you can demonstrate financial difficulties and require money to assist you with continuing your studies. Supporting documentation must be provided with your application (eg. purchase order/tax receipt for a laptop, overdue water/electricity/gas notice).

The money must be repaid by the due date, and this varies from the end of the semester in which the loan was approved to the end of the following semester. Not repaying your loan by the due date will result in you being unable to see your results or for those students completing their final semester, you will not be able to graduate.

Please note:

  • Students enrolled in OUA, MIT, OnTrack and other enabling courses are not eligible for a student loan
  • If you already have an encumbrance or unpaid debt to the University, you’re not eligible for a loan until the encumbrance has been resolved
  • The loan cannot be used to pay tuition fees or other University debts or fines

The Loan Application can be completed and submitted via MyAnswers>Ask a Question. If you can't download this form, a hard copy can be collected from The Student Centre in the Chancellery Building, off Bush Court. If you have further questions, please phone 1300MURDOCH (1300 687 362) to speak with a staff member who can assist you.

External students should download and scan and email, post or fax the completed form. A panel will then assess your application and contact you via email with the outcome. This usually takes between 3-5 days.

Click here, to download the form.