Oli and Associates has been continuously fulfilling its Corporate Social Responsibilities in different forms since it started business 18 years ago. In response to current COVID – 19 crisis, we had initiated our own support program to eligible students who are unemployed and facing problems with their daily needs. The program included package of most essential grocery needs.
The NSW Government will fund temporary crisis accommodation for stranded international students as part of a $20 million package protecting the vulnerable and maintaining the state’s track record as a leading global study destination.
Charles Sturt University has introduced COVID-19 Student Support Grant. It is designed to meet a short-term financial need. Grants will be allocated to those students assessed as most in need to a maximum of $500 each for a fulltime student and pro-rata for a student who has less than a full-time study load.
Western Sydney University has announced a 10% fee reduction for onshore international students studying a coursework degree in Autumn Session, Quarter 2 and 1H, including Master of Research students. Students may also be eligible for other support from ‘international student hardship fund’.
University of Wollongong has established the COVID-19 Financial Assistance Grant Scheme for students most impacted by corona virus.
RMIT’s Student Hardship Assistance and Equity Scholarship funds have been expanded to provide up to $10 million in support to students impacted by COVID-19. Students can now apply for two types of financial assistance: Emergency Financial & Grant Technology Grant.
Flinders University has developed a $12.5 million Flinders Student Support Package. The package includes: $1 million in emergency support payments, of up to $500; A new Matthew Flinders Scholarship valued up to $2,000; and waiver of the Student Services and Amenities Fee for all students.
University of New Castle have established the University of Newcastle COVID-19 Student Hardship Fund, focused on supporting a range of student emergency needs – from helping pay bills, to funding meals, to assisting with accommodation for those in great need.
The payment plan allows for the remaining 50% of Term 1 tuition fees to be paid via installments by 7 July 2020. As well, students have been able to reduce their study load down to two units if they need.
You will know we transitioned our current (Term 1) classes to online delivery from 23 March and if the COVID-19 situation continues as it has been there will a decision closer to this intake based on guidance from health authorities as to whether we will also deliver Term 2 classes online.