Advice and Referrals

Tax Help

ANUSA is an Australian Tax Office accredited Tax Help Centre and runs the Tax Help Program from July-October each year. The program involves ATO trained and accredited volunteers who provide free and confidential service to help students complete their tax returns online using myTax.

The program only assists with ‘simple’ tax returns which includes salaried income of less than $60,000 for the year and the student did not:
work as a contractor, for example a contract cleaner or taxi/Uber driver
run a business, including as a sole trader
You might also be able to receive tax advice outside the Tax Help Program dates, depending on your circumstances. If not sure, please contact sa.assistance@anu.edu.au to understand if you can benefit from this service.
 

Centrelink

Not sure if you are eligible for Centrelink assistance!

ANUSA Student assistance team can help you with checking your eligibility for different programs and the sit with you in understanding different policies of Centrelink. You can book an appointment with the SAT or contact them at sa.assistance@anu.edu.au to discuss your application/issue.


Budgeting

Managing living costs while studying can be a challenging task. It is always good for your financial stability to be proactive and start budgeting for expense like rent, travel, tuition fee, entertainment, medical expense and any emergency situation. Budgeting ensures you're not spending more than you're making, allowing you to plan for short- and long-term expenses.

Important links:

ASIC Money Smart https://www.moneysmart.gov.au/life-events-and-you/under-25s/studying
Care Financial Counselling http://www.carefcs.org/ 

 

Scholarships

ANU has a range of scholarships, a few are specific to colleges and a few are university wide. It is advisable to apply the filters in the following weblink to check if any scholarships are relevant to you. It is important to note the date of applications as well.
http://www.anu.edu.au/students/scholarships-fees/scholarships

ANUSA student assistance team can help you in reviewing the applications for scholarships and provide feedback. They can be contacted at sa.assistance@anu.edu.au.
 
There are a few other scholarships available for ANU students:
https://www.studycbr.com.au/scholarships
 

Student Experience Enrichment Fund

The Student Extracurricular Enrichment Fund (SEEF) supports and promotes the development of extra-curricular projects, events or activities which enhance the student experience and provide benefit to the ANU Community.
All undergraduate students currently enrolled at ANU, and who remain enrolled for the duration of their project and its acquittal, are eligible to apply for the fund.  Grants are available to individual students or groups of students running projects that enrich extracurricular life on campus.
SEEF offers financial support for a broad range of extra-curricular activities include, but not limited to, community, culture, environment, humanitarian, intellectual, pastoral, social, and sporting activities.
If you have any concerns or queries, please contact seef@anu.edu.au. For more information on SEEF guidelines, application form and success stories, please visit https://parsa.anu.edu.au/seef/ 

 

We acknowledge the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which ANUSA operates.
We recognise the continuing connection to lands, waters, and communities of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
We pay our respect to Elders, past and present, and commit to standing with our first nations people.

Contact ANUSA (02) 6125 2444