Grants available for regional students

Students from rural or regional areas can apply for a $3000 Rural Tertiary Hardship Fund (RTHF) grant to help them attend university.

The grants are available to students under 25 years of age who live outside a major city and would experience financial hardship in undertaking higher education without assistance from the Fund.

First-time university students starting bachelor degree study in Semester 2, 2011 are able to apply for this one-off grant.

Applications close 5pm (AEST) on Friday, 29 July 2011.

Grant guidelines and application forms are available by phone on 1800 020 108 or visit the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations RTHF website