Officials are talking up the benefit associated with a financial handout to help with cost-of-living relief for some local University students.
Nursing, midwifery and allied health students at the University of Canberra and Australian Catholic University could receive 3-thousand dollars per year, as part of a new program from the ACT Government.
The payment are subject to eligibility requirements.
Executive Dean of the University of Canberra Faculty of Health Stuart Semple has welcomed the move, but admits, not everyone will receive the money.
The payments are part of a 3-million dollar package from the Government, which was included in the latest budget. SM CRN
The government is hopeful the money will enable Canberra to be competitive when people are choosing where to study their degrees.