Funding your study

Studying with us

CSU students

HECS-HELP is a loan which allows you to defer paying fees until you are earning a salary. If you are eligible for and are offered a Commonwealth supported place, the majority of your tuition fees will be subsidised and you will only be required to pay a portion of the total amount, which can be deferred through HECS-HELP. A HECS-HELP loan can cover all or part of your student contribution amount, and you repay it through the taxation system once you are earning a certain salary.

FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible fee-paying students pay all or part of their tuition fees. It cannot be used for additional study costs such as accommodation or text books. The total amount of FEE-HELP a person can use is known as the ‘FEE-HELP limit’.

Learn more about HECS-HELPLearn more about FEE-HELP

VET students

St Mark’s offers payment plans for most of our VET courses. VET FEE-HELP is no longer available due to the Commonwealth Government’s decision to end this scheme.

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Annabel Charitable Foundation

The ACF helps facilitate tax-deductible donations from supporters of students who are currently enrolled in ministry-related courses. This is done by ACF receiving donations with recommendations for a specific training institution and student. All donations received are levied a 10% service charge. Arrangements are then made with the bursary recipient as to appropriate payment frequency. The ACF also occasionally distributes bursaries from its own funds to endorsed candidates. St Mark’s students studying through CSU

St Mark’s students studying either directly with St Mark’s or through CSU are eligible to apply to ACF to become endorsed candidates. Applications to ACF are welcome from both part-time and full-time students.

For more information, please contact our Business Development Manager Emma Street.


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Beatrice Robinson Scholarship

The Beatrice Robinson Scholarship enables current students to undertake creative and innovative projects in theological and/or biblical studies. It is open to all students studying theology at St Mark’s National Theological Centre, and is valued up to $15,000. This scholarship is available for students currently undertaking special theological study and/or study of Biblical botany at St Mark’s. In the light of the donor’s interests in biblical flora, projects concerned with biblical or theological research into issues of land, ecology, flora and culture would be especially welcome.



Learn more about the Beatrice Robinson Scholarship

CSU scholarships and grants

There is a huge range of scholarships and grants available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. Being granted a scholarship at Charles Sturt University may be easier than you think, and it’s always a good idea to start planning early in the process. These grants are open to St Mark’s students studying through the School of Theology at Charles Sturt University.

View the full range of CSU scholarships and grants

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