At UWA, the Student Financial Aid Service is on hand if you find you need financial help for emergencies. It’s free and confidential, and staff can provide information about other money matters such as income support and budgeting.
The UWA Student Guild also offers interest-free loans, monetary grants, textbook grants, meal vouchers, a food pantry, financial advocacy and budgeting assistance.
The Guild’s professionally trained and friendly Student Assist Officers can offer information about financial options and provide any referrals you may need.
Guild financial options
- Guild ordinary loans
Guild ordinary loans are up to $1000 interest-free, repayable over a 12-month period. Loans can be used for overseas study-related expenses or for unexpected expenses like car repairs or dental care. Loans cannot be granted to pay off outstanding debts or for ongoing living expenses such as rent.
- Guild grants
If your finances are having a major impact on your day-to-day living and you won’t be able to repay a loan, you may be eligible for a Guild Grant. Grants may be issued in the form of cash (up to $400) or Co-op vouchers (to cover the cost of one or two textbooks up to a total of $250).
- Guild emergency loans
Lost your wallet? Got a bill that’s due before pay day? No worries! Just drop in to the Guild Student Centre to apply for an emergency loan. You can take out up to $200 and will have up to eight weeks to repay it (interest-free). No supporting evidence is required.
- Guild meal vouchers
The Guild provides meal vouchers for cafes on campus for students who are in need of a meal.
- Food pantry
Are you struggling to afford the basis of a healthy meal? The Guild has a food pantry that students can access when in need. The pantry is stocked with non-perishable staples that make a great base for breakfast, lunch or dinner.