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Pre-Tax Donations (for UC staff members)

About Pre-Tax Donations at UC

Donations from our staff are extremely valuable to the University to help fund initiatives, research and student needs that can not be funded otherwise by the University.

A current priority for donations is to support students affected by the recent bushfires through the Student Empowerment Fund (SEF). Through donations to SEF, UC has made emergency bursaries available to students preparing for the new year who may need to replace essential items destroyed in the fires.

Students are required to demonstrate that the one-off assistance will support their study and that their financial situation is atypical. Ideally, no eligible student would be turned away.

SEF bursaries are critical as they help ease the impact of serious unplanned financial stress on our most vulnerable students.

100% of donations made go directly to the fund and to a student in need. To start your donation, please select Pre-Tax Donations in this link.

A $10 donation will only cost $6.85 if you're on the 32.5% marginal tax rate. At the highest marginal rate of 48.5% your donation will cost even less - only $5.15.

The Foundation receives the full $10 donation.

The Foundation is making a difference now and for the future; funding scholarships for the most in need and building our endowment to ensure that the University of Canberra can continue to grow. If every staff member committed to a fortnightly $10 donation, in one year we would raise $248,000.

Pre-Tax Donations are an easy way for University of Canberra employees to donate to the Foundation through regular payments deducted from their pre-tax salary. Simply sign up and your donation will be deducted every pay period.

No need to claim back in your tax return at the end of the year.

As a staff donor, you can choose to contribute to any or all of the following:

Our current scholarship program supports Indigenous, Refugee, Rural/Regional students and students with a disability. These are the most under-represented groups in Australian Higher Education. We currently support 24 students each year and more can be done with your help.

A typical full-time student can expect to pay $400-$800 a semester for textbooks, and upwards of $1,000 in some courses. The average Youth Allowance income for a student studying full-time is $414.40 a fortnight. A semester worth of textbooks could cost an entire month of their Centrelink payment, and they still have to find money to pay for food, rent and transport.

The UC Foundation Textbook Fund aims to ease the financial burden and associated stress on students through small grants to assist with textbook purchases.

To help create permanent income for scholarships, research and other key areas of need.

Gifts to the UC Endowment can impact a wide range of University functions and have the potential to touch the lives of whole generations of students. When the endowment builds, the interest generated will fund a range of scholarships, research and infrastructure projects over time.

Sign up to Pre-Tax Donations

Please note: only Full-time and Part-time University of Canberra staff members can make regular donations, however other staff can make a one-off donation.

Casual Staff

Casual can not donate regularly because of the specific nature of their payroll. However they can make one-off donations to an area of your choice by giving today.