Flood-affected students get financial support

A university in Queensland has pledged to provide financial support to students affected by the recent flooding.

CQUniversity said it will provide one-off emergency grants of up to $1,000 to any Central Queensland student who may be struggling as a result of the floods, the Mackay Daily Mercury reported.

In addition, CQUniversity vice chancellor Scott Bowman confirmed students who had lost university items would be compensated. Such measures could help young people looking to compare student finances and manage under the strain.

"We know that some students will be doing it tough over the next few weeks and months," he said.

"Books and study aids have been lost. We'll be doing everything we can to assist those students who are in real need."

According to the newspaper, students seeking financial aid will be required to participate in an interview, demonstrate low personal or family income and provide detailed reasons for their request of assistance.

CQUniversity has said that all campuses are open for regular business, though it expects some services to be limited or delayed due to flood-related staff shortages.

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