First-year university students from regional, remote or rural areas may be eligible for financial help through Charles Sturt University's Tertiary Access Payment (TAP) program.
Each of the eligible students will be given a payment of up to $5000 to help in the transition and relocation to university, in recognition of the city-country disparity in tertiary education.
In order to be eligible, students must be starting a course in the first available study session after completing year 12 or equivalent.
The student will be enrolled full-time for a minimum of 12 months in a certificate IV or higher.
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They must be under the age of 22, relocating from more than 90 minutes away to study on campus.
To be eligible, the student's records will be checked via Centrelink, and their parents or guardians' income will not exceed $250,000.
"The Tertiary Access Payment allows us to assist 400 students to undertake their degree at Charles Sturt University while alleviating some of the financial pressures that can come with relocating," said Jenny Roberts, the university's deputy vice-chancellor of students.
More information on the criteria is available on CSU's scholarships and grants webpage.