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USASA Financial Counselling

Need help putting the pieces together?

Financial counselling is a free, confidential and non-judgmental service available to all UniSA students.  Financial counselling provides information, guidance and advocacy to people in financial difficulty who want to gain insights about money management.

Through an empowerment approach, we are here to support you with one-on-one financial counselling during challenging times. Our aim is to prevent financial difficulty through consumer economics education by creating engaging content that you can connect with. That will include real-life stories about money, watch this space!

If you are dealing with financial stress related to issues such as debt, rent, utility costs and budgeting problems, a USASA financial counsellor may be able to help you. A financial counsellor can help identify your options and give you the information you need.  

Make an appointment and explore your options to gain control of your finances. The USASA Financial Counsellor is located at the City West Campus, or via Skype, Zoom or telephone.

What can a USASA Financial Counsellor assist you with:
Applying for the grant support program Accessing emergency food support  Developing a budget to help manage your finances Dealing with bad financial standing with the University  Debt negotiation and payment plans
Financial literacy education

+ We can help point you in the right direction to access further financial support and assistance. If your issue is not listed here, a Financial Counsellor may still be able to assist.
If your issue is not listed here, a Financial Counsellor may still be able to assist.
Emergency Food Support

Have you just paid lots of bills and putting food on the table is going to be a struggle? Accessing emergency food support may benefit you in more ways than one. 
Book an appointment to assist with emergency food support.

Grant Support Program 

Uni life is go go go and keeping on top of everything can be exhausting. Financial Counsellors may also be able to help in gaining access to emergency financial support. The Financial Counselling Grant Support Program is now open. To find out more about applying book an appointment below.
Book an appointment to look at your options.

Developing a Spending Plan

Developing a budget is about understanding where all your money goes. This is the first step to taking control of your finances and making it work for you. Our Financial Counsellor is available to work through this process one on one and make sure you have the support you need.

Start developing your spending plan with this handy excel template or PDF friendly version - need a bit of help navigating the process? Book an appointment today.
Book an appointment to start developing your budget.

Bad Financial Standing

If you are in bad financial standing or heading that way we can assist with the preparation of a payment agreement. Financial counsellors can talk to your creditors on your behalf and, where possible, try to negotiate lower payment plans.
Book an appointment to discuss your financial standing.

Download the USASA Financial Counselling Service Charter here

Download the USASA Financial Counselling Program's Conditions of Service 2019 here

Contact a Financial Counsellor

It is strongly advised that students requiring assistance make an appointment to see a Financial Counsellor as soon as possible. Financial counselling operates through a therapeutic framework, recognizing that there are many factors that impact financial problems such as social and health issues, the USASA Financial Counsellor will assist where appropriate with referrals to ensure you can overcome these issues with support, one step at a time.

To make an appointment, use the online form or click the button below. The USASA Financial Counsellor is located at the City West Campus, or via Skype, Zoom or telephone. 

Book an appointment below:

In need of further assistance?

The following links are available within the Adelaide CBD:

The following websites list a range of services:

Please see this list of external links to assist you, especially if you are an international student. Explore here for additional services available to help you.

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