Scholarships – Admissions-Southern Cross University

Scholarships

Merit based scholarship

Terms & Conditions 2022

In accepting your offer of admission at Southern Cross University (SCU), you also accept the Terms and Conditions of the SCU Branch Campus Merit-Based Scholarship (MBS). T&Cs may be revised at any stage at the sole discretion of the SCU Partnership. Please ensure that you refer to the latest version.
The MBS will be offered to all students (commencing and continuing) for all courses offered in 2022 and the March intake, 2023.

• New commencing students are students in their first year of study within an SCU Branch Campus . The scholarship only applies to the first eight units within this enrolment year, to the maximum amount of the scholarship award. Commencing students are granted the scholarship in their first year regardless of GPA but in accordance with all other Terms and Conditions.

• The MBS for continuing students who have completed eight units of study in their first year (or less if awarded Advance Standing, as per StudyPlan) must meet the academic threshold of a minimum Cumulative GPA of 4, in addition to the Terms and Conditions. MBS is evaluated for eligibility and applied ( up to the maximum amount of the scholarship award) once each year. The eligibility criteria are assessed at the anniversary of commencement e.g., if a student commences in T3 2022, continuing eligibility is checked at the end of T2 2023.

The following criteria must be met for a student to be continuously eligible for the MBS beyond their first year of enrolment:

1. A commencing student must have completed a minimum eight units in their first year of enrolment,or as per the Study Plan if awarded Advance Standing.

2. A student must be enrolled in the terms for which the MBS applies.

3. The MBS applies to the unit fees of that term. Scholarship dollar allocation does not increase with annual fee increases. The dollar amount of the scholarship is distributed proportionality across eight units a year.

4. A student may only receive the MBS to the maximum dollar amount awarded for the scholarship.

5. A student (commencing or continuing) must not be classified as “Under Sanction” for “Outstanding Fees “(except with payment plans approved by SCU), “Exclusion”, or “Academic Misconduct”, as at 9 am on the relevant Census date.

Any updates to the classification status that may affect scholarship dollar amounts awarded (recorded in the Student Management System) post 9 am on the relevant Census date are considered on a case-by-case basis.

6. A student (commencing or continuing) who records an ‘Absent Fail’ without good reason will not be eligible for a Scholarship which will then be deemed null and void. The scholarship allocation will cease immediately. Absent Fail result in any year removes the eligibility for the scholarship in the next year.

7. Students on a payment plan for a current Term fee must adhere to the approved schedule of payments. MBS is not applicable for students on payment plans with fee debt from previous terms at the point of scholarship eligibility checks.

8. A continuing student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.0 to be eligible to receive the ongoing MBS. (This does not apply to commencing students).
9. At each enrolment anniversary period corresponding with the calendar intake dates at T1, T3 and T5, the cumulative GPAs will be reviewed for MBS eligibility. Changes to cumulative GPAs beyond the Census date are considered on a case-by-case basis.

10. Students who return to SCU with a previous record of admission are considered to be “continuing” students and as such, will be subject to the eligibility criteria for continuing students to receive the MBS at the discretion of the National Academic Director and Director of Student Services.

11. Scholarship balances may not be carried over to a new enrolment year. This includes term breaks due to ‘Leave of Absence’ (LOA). The scholarship amount is allocated proportionality across eight units for the year. If more than eight units are completed, these units will not attract a scholarship allocation. If less than eight units are completed ( including an LOA period), the balance of scholarship allocation is not used or available for the next year allocation.

12. Students are required to pay unit fees as indicated after the allocation of the scholarship.

13. The MBS’s dollar value will depend on the unit fees at the time of enrolment in each Term. This may change from time to time.

14. All student enquiries related to the MBS are to be directed to Student Services at the campus on which the student is enrolled.

15. Where a student completes a SCU course at either the Sydney, Melbourne or Perth campuses and enrols in a new course, the student will be eligible for the MBS under the same provisions of a commencing student. This is regardless of whether the student is initially enrolled in a package or not.

16. The MBS applies to inbound Cross Institutional and Non-Award students. The MBS is not applicable to outbound Cross-Institutional Study and Non-Award applicants; however, assessment outcomes of CIS are calculated in the cumulative GPA.

17. Failure to achieve a scholarship in a specific year /period does not preclude a student from being eligible in future years.

18. A student who has previously enrolled, then withdrawn for any reason (other than under an approved formal Leave of Absence) and wishes to re-enrol in a subsequent intake is eligible for the MBS subject to a review of the student’s previous history with SCU by the National Academic Director or delegate.

19. A student who abandons or withdraws from his/her enrolment with a fee debt will be liable for the full unit/s fee from that session of enrolment.
i.e., scholarship is revoked.

Commencing Student Scholarship (CSS) - Terms and conditions

Terms & Conditions 2022

In accepting your offer of admission at Southern Cross University (SCU), you also accept the Terms and Conditions of the Commencing Student Scholarship (CSS). T&Cs may be revised at any stage at the sole discretion of the SVP, SCU partnership. Please ensure that you refer to the latest updated version.

Only students who commenced their studies from November 2021, are eligible for CSS. The CSS is only applicable to students enrolled in Branch Campuses of Southern Cross University

*New commencing students (commencing session 3 21 or from T1 22 for the first time), including those with Advanced Standing) are eligible for CSS for their first session /for their first 2 Terms, regardless of GPA, in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.

**CSS is evaluated for eligibility and applied three(3) times in the year.T1 for T1&T2, T3 for T3& T4 and T5 for T5&T6. Eligibility criteria extend across 2 Terms. No Term is evaluated singularly.

The following criteria must be met for a student to be continuously eligible for the CSS beyond their first session or two Terms of enrolment:

1. A student must be enrolled in the Terms for which the CSS is applicable.

2. The CSS is applicable to the unit fees of the student’s first year, or six Terms, of enrolment at SCU Branch campuses.

3. A student may only receive the CSS for a maximum of 8 units of study during their first year (6 Terms) of enrolment.

4. A student must not be classified as “Under Sanction” for “Outstanding Fees “(except with payment plans approved by SCU), “Exclusion” or “Academic Misconduct”, as at 9am on the relevant census day.

Any updates to the classification status (recorded in the student management system) post 9am on the relevant census day are not considered.

5. A student who records an ‘Absent Fail’ without good reason will not be eligible for a Scholarship in the next scholarship period.

6. Students on a payment plan for a current Term fees must adhere to the approved schedule of payments. CSS is not applicable for students on payment plans with fee debt from Session 3 2021, or previous Terms.

7. A continuing student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 to be eligible to receive the ongoing CSS. (This does not apply to commencing students as outlined *above).

At each enrolment period corresponding with the calendar intake dates at T1, T3 and T5 , the cumulative GPAs will be reviewed for CSS eligibility.No changes to cumulative GPAs are accepted after the close of enrolment for that study period.

8. A student will not be eligible for a CSS if they had under enrolled in any of their most recently completed 2Terms unless such under-enrolment was approved by SCU.

9. A student cannot receive a CSS if they are the recipient of another scholarship.

10. Scholarships cannot be transferred to future intakes beyond the next enrolment other than in circumstances of approved formal Leave of Absence.

11. Where a scholarship credit exists at the point of enrolment, such credit will be applied to the listed unit fees with the student being required to pay the net fee.

12. The dollar value of the CSS will be dependent on the unit fees at the time of enrolment in each Term. This may change from time to time.

13. All Student enquiries related to the CSS are to be directed to Student Services at the campus on which the student is enrolled.

14. Where a student completes a SCU course at either the Sydney, Melbourne or Perth campuses and enrols in a new course, the student will be eligible for the CSS under the same provisions of a commencing student. This is regardless of whether the student is initially enrolled in a package or not.

15. The CSS is applicable to inbound Cross Institutional and Non-Award students. The CSS is not applicable to outbound Cross Institutional Study and Non-Award applicants; however, assessment outcomes of CIS are calculated in the cumulative GPA.

16. Failure to achieve a scholarship in a given Term period does not preclude a student from being eligible in future Term periods.**

17. A student who has previously enrolled, then withdrawn for any reason (other than under an approved formal Leave of Absence) and wishes to re-enrol in a subsequent intake is eligible for the CSS subject to a review of the student’s previous history with SCU by the National Academic Director or delegate.

18. A student who abandons or withdraws from his/her enrolment with a fee debt will be liable for the full unit/s fee from that session of enrolment. i.e., scholarship is revoked.

Course Duration Scholarship (CDS) - Terms and conditions

Terms & Conditions 2022

In accepting your offer of admission at Southern Cross University (SCU), you also accept the terms and conditions of the Course Duration Scholarship (CDS).T&Cs may be revised at any stage at the sole discretion of the SVP, SCU partnership. Please ensure that you refer to the latest updated version.
With the move to Terms from March 2022, the word *‘session’ now refers to two consecutive Terms , where a session is no longer applicable, for the purposes of scholarship assessment and application to a student account.
CDS is thus evaluated for eligibility and applied three(3) times in the year.**T1 for T1&T2, T3 for T3& T4 and T5 for T5&T6. Eligibility criteria extend across 2 Terms. No Term is evaluated singularly.

The following criteria must be met for a student to be eligible for the CDS:

1. A student must be enrolled in the *session for which the CDS is applicable.

2. The CDS is applicable to the unit fees of that session.

New commencing students (commencing with SCU for the first time) are eligible for the CDS, regardless of GPA or number of units enrolled in during their first session of study. For the continued allocation of the CDS all eligibility criteria must be met.

3. Where a student commences with Advanced Standing from previous studies, the CDS will be applied to the total number of units enrolled in for the first and subsequent *sessions (or terms) even where this may be less than the expected/usual 8 units as a result of Advanced Standing.

4. Students who return to SCU with a previous record of admission are considered to be “continuing” students, and as such will be subject to the eligibility criteria for continuing students to receive the CDS at the discretion of the National Academic Director and Director of Student Services. The provision of the CDS as for new commencing students is not applicable in this case.
All students will be eligible for the continuing scholarship from their 2nd session onward provided they continue to meet eligibility requirements.

5. A student must not be classified as “Under Sanction” for “Outstanding Fees “(except with payment plans approved by SCU), “Exclusion” or “Academic Misconduct”, as at 9am census day.
Any updates to the fee sanction status (recorded in the student management system) post 9am census day are not considered.

6. A student who records an ‘Absent Fail’ without good reason will not be eligible for a Scholarship in their next enrolment.

7. Students on a payment plan for current *session fees must adhere to the approved schedule of payments. CDS is not applicable for students on payment plans with fee debt from a previous *session.

8. A student must have been enrolled in one of the previous two *sessions to be eligible for a CDS unless approved by SCU.

A continuing student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 to be eligible to receive the ongoing CDS. (This does not apply to commencing students for their 1st session as outlined in clause 2 above). The CGPA in not inclusive of results from the immediate last session. For example, the CGPA from S2 21 is used for T1&T2 at each enrolment period corresponding with the calendar intake dates at T1, T3 and T5 ,the cumulative GPAs will be reviewed for CDS eligibility.No changes to cumulative GPAs are accepted after the close of enrolment for that study period.

9. Scholarship credits for continuing students are assessed on cumulative GPAs at the point of enrolment.

10. A student will not be eligible for a CDS if they had under enrolled in their most recently completed session/term unless such under-enrolment was approved by SCU.

11. A student cannot receive a CDS if they are the recipient of another scholarship.

12. Scholarships cannot be transferred to future intakes beyond the next **enrolment session (T1, T3 or T5)

13. Where a scholarship credit exists at the point of enrolment, such credit will be applied to the listed unit fees with the student being required to pay the net fee.

14. The dollar value of the CDS will be dependent on the unit fees at the point of enrolment in each term. This may change from time to time.

15. . All Student enquiries related to the CDS are to be directed to Student Services at the campus on which the student is enrolled.

16. Where a student completes a SCU course at either the Sydney, Melbourne or Perth campuses and enrols in a new course, the student will be eligible for the CDS under the same provisions of a commencing student. This is regardless of whether the student is initially enrolled in a package or not.

17. The CDS is only applicable to students enrolled in Branch Campuses of Southern Cross University.

18. The CDS is applicable to inbound Cross Institutional and Non-Award students. The CDS is not applicable to outbound Cross Institutional Study and Non-Award applicants, however, assessment outcomes of CIS are calculated in the cumulative GPA.