Book voucher grant

Applications are open   Local students   Current students

This grant entitles you to a voucher of up to $500 to spend on textbooks at the Swinburne Bookshop Co-op. This grant is funded by the Australian government’s Higher Education Participation and Partnership Program.


Courses eligible

Available to students studying any course at an undergraduate, associate degree or UniLink level. 


Eligibility / selection criteria

  • On campus local (Australian citizen/permanent resident/permanent humanitarian visa) undergraduate degree or associate degree or Unilink students
  • Enrolled full time at Swinburne University*
  • Low socioeconomic background (e.g. you or your parents are in receipt of or eligible for a Centrelink benefit)
  • Experiencing significant financial hardship and struggling to meet basic living costs
  • Maximum one voucher per semester.

*Exceptional circumstances for studying part time will be considered. Students who have deferred for the current academic year are ineligible to apply.  

Swinburne Online or Open Universities Australia students are not eligible for this grant, but can apply for a Food voucher grant or an Emergency or sudden financial hardship grant.


Value

Up to $500.


How to apply

To apply for this grant you need to make an appointment with Beth Graham, the Housing and Finance Adviser at the Hawthorn campus.

To arrange an appointment, call Beth on 03 9214 8882.

You will need to bring the following documents with you:

  • Confirmation of your enrolment
  • Bank statements for all your bank accounts for the last three months (which list all your transactions)
  • Current Centrelink Income Statement outlining what you are receiving for the year
  • Pay slips for the last 6 weeks (if you are working)
  • All utility bills
  • Rent agreement or lease.

Contact

Beth Graham
t: 03 9214 8882