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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.

ATAR FAQs - Getting into uni in 2021

The Queensland secondary education system is changing. This means that some parts of tertiary entrance will also change, but some things will stay the same.

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.

News for parents

USC Newsroom
First-year Law students Hannah Bartimote (left) and Breanna Medcalfe
Enrolling in Law a moot point for school leavers
25 August

Two 2019 Chancellor State College graduates are living their dream as USC Law students, inspired to study after competing in the University’s moot court.

Biomedical Science graduate Kellie Strickland at work in UK
Graduate on cutting edge of respiratory work in UK
4 August

Biomedical Science graduate Kellie Strickland had to pinch herself when she landed in England in September last year to take up a respiratory physiologist position at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth.

USC Nutrition and Dietetics graduates Sarah Hayes (left) and Emma Hayes (right) with business partner Meagan Kellert
Identical twins cater to nutrition needs of Lightning
3 August

Identical twin sisters with USC Nutrition and Dietetics degrees are working to boost the power performances of Sunshine Coast Lightning players this season.