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Tertiary Access Payment

The Tertiary Access Payment helps students from outer regional or remote areas with the costs of moving to JCU. It is a one-off payment of $5,000 paid in two instalments during the first year of study.

Student TypeUndergraduate first year (school leaver), studying on-campus, full time, relocating from an outer regional or remote location
Area of StudyAny Undergraduate Course with on-campus learning requirements
Total Value$5,000
DurationOne year
Applications DatesClosed

Eligible students will be studying in the year immediately after they finish Year 12, and will be relocating to study at a JCU campus more than 90 minutes (by public transport) away from the family home.

Eligible students can use the Tertiary Access Payment to cover costs associated with study including, but not restricted to, bond for accommodation, assistance with rent and other household bills, groceries, as well as textbooks and other study supplies.

BEFORE APPLYING:

Please gather the following documents and have them saved on your computer or device ready to upload for your application.  You will need these to successfully lodge your application:

  • Evidence of your Australian citizenship, permanent residency (if Newly Arrived Resident’s Waiting Period has been served), holding a permanent humanitarian visa or being a New Zealand citizen meeting Australian Residence rules under section 7 of the Social Security Act 1991.
  • Birth certificate or other proof of age.
  • Your Unique Student Identifier (USI) number (if you do not have one, you can apply here: https://www.usi.gov.au/)
  • Proof of residence in an outer regional, remote or very remote area in Australia.
  • Indicative evidence of where you will relocate to (at the time of applying), followed by confirmation of your new address once you have relocated.
  • Download and print this form for your parents to complete and sign: Application for Tertiary Access Payment - Parental Income Form
  • Evidence of your parent/s’ or guardian/s’ income. Examples of supporting documents.

If all the below statements describe you and your current situation, you can apply for this scholarship:

  • I am moving from an outer regional, remote or very remote area to study at JCU (use the Student Regional Area Search tool to check eligibility).
  • My family home is more than 90 minutes away from JCU by public transport, or, no public transport is available between my family home and the JCU campus where I will be studying.
  • I am starting at JCU in 2021 directly after finishing Year 12 (or equivalent) in 2020 with no gap year or deferral.
  • I will be studying full-time and at least part of my course requires me to be on-campus.
  • I will be younger than 22 on the day I start my course at JCU.
  • I can provide evidence my parents or guardians have a combined income of $250,000 or less.
  • I am an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holder.

If successful you would receive a total of $5,000 paid into your nominated bank account.

The payments will be made in two instalments over the year. The first instalment of $3,000 is paid within two weeks of your first study period's census date*, and the second instalment of $2,000 is paid within two weeks of your second study period's census date*.

* The census date is the day each semester when your enrolment is finalised.

After submitting you will receive an email confirming your application has been received. Your application will then be checked for completeness and eligibility. Scholarships will be assessed and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis using the receipt date of the completed applications.

Introduction

The Tertiary Access Payment helps students from outer regional or remote areas with the costs of moving to JCU. It is a one off payment of $5,000 paid in two instalments during the first year of study.

Eligible students will be studying in the year immediately after they finish Year 12, and will be relocating to study at a JCU campus more than 90 minutes (by public transport) away from the family home.

Eligible students can use the Tertiary Access Payment to cover costs associated with study including, but not restricted to, bond for accommodation, assistance with rent and other household bills, groceries, as well as textbooks and other study supplies.

This scholarship is subject to the provisions of James Cook University’s Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Policy.

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