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Find everything you need to know about uni for your child in one easy place.

Parent Lounge Update

The Parent Lounge Update is a regular blog with tips and advice for guiding your teens through high school and toward their path to university, with contributions from USC academics, parents and staff.

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Pathways to study

There is more than one way to become a student at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Communications graduate Sarah Mahoney
Courses and programs

100+ undergraduate degrees, 100s of careers, multiple entry pathways, unlimited potential. Check out the courses and programs available at USC.

Fees

It pays to invest in your future. There's plenty of financial support available to help with your tuition fees and study costs.

Resources for parents

Download our new Parents' Guide and access career planning and budget resources

Scholarships

Our scholarships and bursaries celebrate different types of skills and support people from all kinds of backgrounds, giving you the freedom to focus on your study.

Common questions asked by parents

USC Parent, Dr Janet Lee, covers some of the common questions she gets asked by other parents including whether to take a gap year and what students should choose to study.

Accommodation and transport

Accommodation and transport advice for parents

Getting a Headstart

Year 11 and 12 students can start studying USC courses while still completing high school.

Parent Persona Quiz

Take this quiz to help you understand your parenting style when it comes to supporting your child's tertiary study plans. You'll also get some tips for helping them on their journey post-high school.

Hear from other USC parents

It was a proud parent moment for Debbie and Nick Orman when their daughter Rubie graduated from USC last year.

Proud parents of USC graduate, Kalena Davis flew from the other side of the world to watch their daughter graduate.

Parents of USC students, Yani and Mia talk about their perspective on the USC experience and what advice they have for other parents.

News for parents

USC Newsroom
USC student Mitch Dakin and Growcom's Lene Knudsen
High-tech sandbox helps farmers visualise water flow
23 November

A Civil Engineering Honours student’s Augmented Reality hydrology sandbox will be used by Queensland’s peak horticulture industry body to help teach local growers about water movement in the field.

2020 graduate Evangeline Bryce in Norway during her degree
Media and politics spark graduate’s research career
28 October

A new USC Arts graduate and University Medallist fascinated by the intersection of media and politics in today’s rapidly changing world is now researching the different ways that the issue of climate change is presented in the news.

Graduate Matthew McCurdy at Warwick State High School
USC sets wheels in motion for bike shop manager’s new career
20 October

Matthew McCurdy, 35, has made a career change to teach science and maths at Warwick State High School after recently graduating from USC and earning a University Medal for his excellent grade point average of 6.88 out of 7.