Students will need to apply for a student financial aid application online in the next few weeks, after the start of the financial aid deadline on July 17.
In November, the ACCC announced a series of changes to the online application process, including a new ‘free’ version of the application form which allows students to download an online application and fill in their details on it before it is sent to the financial assistance agency.
The ACCC has also said it is considering increasing the fee for online applications from $150 to $200.
Online application deadlines The ACCC said the new application form would enable students to apply online for financial aid and financial assistance services such as scholarships, grants and loans.
“It’s a welcome step towards more streamlined application processes,” ACCC general manager for financial assistance and assistance services, Peter Brown, said.
“We are currently working with some states and territories to see what the best way forward is.”
“We’ve been working with our financial aid offices to provide an online form that is easier to use and easier to understand.”
Under the new process, students can now apply online to access online assistance for their chosen financial aid provider.
In the past, students were required to complete the online financial aid form to apply to financial aid, which could take up to 24 hours.
Under the proposed changes, the online form is only required to be completed by students who are enrolled in the financial services offered by their financial aid service provider.
If the student does not have access to the service at the time they are required to fill in the form, they will still be able to apply.
“This is something that has been very difficult for students to navigate for many years,” Mr Brown said.
Mr Brown said the ACCI would be reviewing the proposed change in the coming weeks.
“Students are using their internet banking services to access their financial information online and they can’t just download the online forms,” he said.
He said the decision to change the online applications process had been taken after a discussion with the ACC in November.
“I’ve been on a call with the student service provider to find out if there was a way that we could make it easier for students and what the impact is,” he explained.
“But we’ve not found that it has made a difference.”
Student finance application deadline ‘a lot more flexible’The proposed changes are designed to increase the flexibility of the online payments application process and give students more flexibility in the application process.
“Online application forms are much more flexible than their online counterparts,” Mr Smith said.
“We can provide a better user experience and that has really made a huge difference in the online process.”
Mr Smith said the changes would also allow students to fill out a more complete application form online, if they were not eligible for financial support.
“When students go online they are given the opportunity to fill it out online and then send it to us,” he added.
“And that’s very useful for students who have the ability to complete their application online.”
Mr Brown acknowledged that the online payment application process was a bit more challenging, but said the move would allow students the ability more easily to complete and submit their application.
“What we’re doing is moving the process to a more streamlined online process, which is better for students,” he noted.
The new application system will be implemented by July 18, but students will still have to submit their online application by July 24.
The change is expected to take effect on July 20.