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MONEY STILL MATTERS: UNDERSTANDING YOUR OPTIONS

MONEY STILL MATTERS: UNDERSTANDING YOUR OPTIONS

BUILD YOUR FINANCIAL CONFIDENCE FOR GAP YEAR AND UNI

Whether you go straight to uni after high school, or take a gap year, this will be a period of developing your financial independence. It will be challenging to deal with money issues that might come your way, but this episode provides you with the right tools and knowledge to figure it out.   Before you give up on your plans for gap year and uni because of money, check out the resources in this email.

In this episode we want to help equip you with the tools to best do this. First you can hear some student stories about how Centrelink and scholarships encouraged their financial independence. Then take a deep dive to learn some ways you can confidently make good financial decisions about gap year and uni. Finally, scroll down to the Get More section if you feel there’s something specific you want to know more about.

IN HIGH SCHOOL? ON A GAP YEAR? OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS?

We think there can be a lot to glean from this resource from all of our groups. Finances are difficult and solutions are always specific to your context. This resource is designed to present you with a variety of options to solve money issues. Some may be relevant to you or someone you know, some may not. This is about providing you with heaps of helpful info in one place, but remember you only need to engage with the bits that matter to you.

SOLVE PROBLEMS YOUR WAY

Take a deep dive on the options you have at your disposal to address your financial worries

GET MORE

Need something specific, we’ve got you covered…

Not sure how HECS-HELP works?

Want to know what scholarships are available to you or someone you know?

Need more information on Youth Allowance? Not sure what dependent or independent means?

Want to know more about TAFE pathways?

Check out Regional Universities Centres and Country Universities Centres to see how you can study close to home. See if there is one near you using this map.

Make sure you’ve got it all covered with our handy checklist.

Want more from the Gap Year Guide? Check out Episode 2 for your money matters, Episode 10 for dealing with change, and Episode 7 to discover active pathways to uni.

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Was the ‘gap year’ resource we shared with you any help? We want to know what you think. 

A ‘gap year’ means taking a ‘break’ to engage in various activities between the end of high school and starting your next study.

The University of Sydney is collaborating with the University of Canberra, the University of Wollongong and the Country Education Foundation to develop a free and non-branded information resource to help people decide about gap years and transition from a gap year to the university or other further studies.

Please know that the resource is free and available to everyone; but, this resource is something new … so we are keen to know what people think about it and to research whether the resource is useful or not.

You don’t have to participate in any research just because you use or subscribe to the resource.  If you don’t want to participate in the research, just go back to using the resource like normal.

Participate in research now.