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Topic: Financial stress HSC major works

2 posts, 0 answered
  1. Taylah H
    Taylah H avatar
    1 posts
    30 April 2019

    Hi all,

    I have two major works due in less than 10 weeks and both are heavily practical based and require me to be buying so many materials that are extremely out of my budget and I am stressing more and more everyday about how I will pay for it all. The closer the date becomes the more anxious I have become because my parents kind of are not going to be expecting to help me pay all this money because they aren’t really involved in my HSC journey. Is there any ways in which you all suggest I can gather some money within the next three weeks to get started. I do have a casual job although I only work one day a week and am struggling to even save to buy a car as my birthday is coming up. I was hoping anyone knows of organisations that help fund students who do major works for their HSC especially as I am doing two. This is really stressing me out and we have been back at school for two days only. Please help if you know of any financial assistance for HSC students or if you have any suggestions as to how I can bring this up with my parents who I don’t have a close relationship with without the whole big shock and it causing extra stress at home.

    thankyou all for your support

  2. romantic_thi3f
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    1 May 2019 in reply to Taylah H

    Hi Taylah H,

    Welcome to the forums and thanks for your post.

    I'm not sure how helpful I'll be but I'll do my best - do you think you can clarify for us what you're struggling to afford? I'm just asking because often the list that universities require is an 'ideal' but not expected.

    I've found books to be the biggest cost, especially textbooks. Usually what I've done there is see if I can get a copy at either the local library or the uni library, and then either see how long I can borrow it out for, or scan/copy the pages. I've also managed to get a fair few online (although that's not very ethical!) for free, or alternatively places like gumtree/Facebook ads which sell a huge amount of books and materials at a discounted price. Also - it's not always necessary to get them all.

    The other thing that comes to mind is contacting your university directly. If I search a few random universities now, I can see that they all have options for financial support and student loans too.

    I hope this helps a little,