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

Information for parents

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Parent Lounge Update

Content created just for parents, to keep you up-to-date with everything you need to know about supporting your child on their journey to university.

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Pathways to study

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

Courses and programs

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

Resources for parents

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

Fees

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

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.

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.

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.

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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

Schools abuzz as USC insect investigator tracks citizen science projects
15 Mar

A USC joint project to identify rare and common insect species in their own habitats across three Australian states lands on the Sunshine Coast tomorrow.

Outdoor educator wins national award
24 Feb

A University of the Sunshine Coast academic’s mission to transform the way people interact with the natural environment has earned him a prestigious national teaching award.

New Music student Ella Mathison
New degree hits right tempo for teen songwriter
16 Feb

A Caloundra singer-guitarist who achieved straight As in Year 12 after gigging at local cafes since she was 14 is one of the University of the Sunshine Coast’s first Bachelor of Music students.