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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.

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.

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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
Game Design graduates use wisdom to create Folly
4 May

Nine tech-minded USC graduates are taking their Game Design degrees to the next level with research projects that aim to capture the imaginations of interactive theatre audiences.

Biomedical Science student Sarah Bette-Bennett, left, and daughter Elise who has enrolled in Headstart
Never too early, never too late to study
22 March

A 45-year-old Biomedical Science student who “always wanted to go to university and always had an interest in medicine” has been joined on USC’s Moreton Bay campus this year by her 16-year-old daughter.

Children enjoy robotics immersion day at Talara Primary College
Robots to duel at Murrumba Downs school
10 March

Preservice teachers studying at USC will share a high-tech education experience with students from 10 schools in the Moreton Bay region tomorrow, Thursday 11 March.