Funding & Finances
What are my payment and funding options?
Due to high demand, we require a AUD $500+GST ($400 USD) deposit paid within 5 business days of your acceptance to the program to confirm your spot. Final program fee payments are typically due 5 weeks after the deposit deadline and no later than 6 weeks prior to departure.
Many of our participants have successfully accessed student loans, depending on their academic status, residential status, and university’s guidelines. This means you could receive this funding prior to departure to use towards your travel costs. Please check with your university’s study abroad office to see if you are eligible.
Other students have also successfully sought scholarships or partial funding from their faculties / schools, university accelerators, or used a crowdfunding platform.
THE HACKER EXCHANGE IS PROUD TO BE A PARTNER OF STUDY LOANS
Study Loans can provide funds for approved courses for loan amounts between $2,001 and $15,000. Loan terms range from 6 to 48 months, with interest rate from 12% to 16.2% p.a, depending on your application. Study Loans interest rates and fees have been set up to ensure full transparency for our vocational education and university students – no giveaways or hidden costs. This ensures students are informed from day one and there are no surprises along the way.
Students who wish to take advantage of Study Loans must meet the following criteria:
Australian citizen or permanent resident
18 years or older
Employed in a full-time, part-time or casual job
Can demonstrate a capacity to service the loan
Student or Parent/Guardian of the student
See more info and FAQs on Study Loans.
Are there other funding opportunities?
Great question. Check out the Global Society Foundation website to see some of your options.