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What are some examples of goals that I can set up   

Set yourself realistic, short to medium term academic goals in StudyBooster. That will help you get where you want to be in life. Short and medium term goals on StudyBooster would normally be within a term (1-10 week period), like results in tests, exams and assignments.  You can set longer term goals in StudyBooster, but they are not usually as effective to motivate you in your day-to-day work.

There are many examples of goals that you can set yourself on StudyBooster. For example, it might be to improve your mark in your maths test, or stop failing a particular subject in the next assignment. Perhaps you want to get an A in English this term or improve your average mark in your Physics? Or be able to have a 10-minute conversation in French?

Every student is different and goals are very specific to the individual. We encourage you to be thoughtful and realistic when setting your goal. This will help keep you motivated and focused.

Also think about who is going to be sponsoring you for the goal – your parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, older cousins and family friends. You have to be able to convince them that it is a goal worth sponsoring!

Who should I ask to sponsor my goal?   

You can ask anyone to StudyBoost your goal. Typically, students ask their family and close family friends for sponsorship – parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, older cousins and family friends.

Sharing your goal with potential sponsors is easy. Once you’ve set up your goal on StudyBooster, you will be prompted to share the goal with people who you’d like to sponsor you. You can share via email or social media.

Can I edit my goal after it’s been created?   

You can ask anyone to StudyBoost your goal. Typically, students ask their family and close family friends for sponsorship – parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, older cousins and family friends.

Sharing your goal with potential sponsors is easy. Once you’ve set up your goal on StudyBooster, you will be prompted to share the goal with people who you’d like to sponsor you. You can share via email or social media.

Is there any limit on the number of sponsors?   

No. You can have as many individual sponsors as you like and each sponsor can StudyBoost you as much as they like.

Who can see my goal on studybooster?   

Goals are not published on the StudyBooster website for others to see.  Only people who receive the sponsor invitation to your StudyBooster goal page will be able to see your goal. You can decide who you want to send the link to when you share your goal page on StudyBooster. If you have more than one goal on StudyBooster, your sponsor will only see the goals you invite them to.

What happens if I cancel my goal?   

If you cancel your goal, your sponsors will be notified by StudyBooster and their sponsorship will be cancelled. You can always set up another goal at any time

When do I receive the funds from my sponsors and how will I get paid?   

Once you have achieved your goal, log on to StudyBooster and complete the notification details. The funds are converted to Studybooster dollars that you can accrue, or you can have the funds transferred into your Bank account.

Are there any fees involved?   

Student sign up with StudyBooster through an annual subscription, which only costs $25 per year. You can pay the subscription up front or have it deducted from your first sponsorship. There are no other fees or charges to students, regardless of how many sponsors you get per year or how much you earn. There won’t be any fees or charges for goals you don’t get awarded for either.

How do I set up a Paypal account?   

If you are over the age of 18, you can set up a PayPal account quickly and easily. Visit www.paypal.com.

Can I donate any of my Studyboost sponsorship to charity to help others?  

Yes, every time you reach a sponsored goal, you will be given the opportunity to donate a portion of your funds to one of StudyBoosters partner charities which support education for disadvantaged students. If you decide to contribute, the amount you chose will be sent by Studybooster to the charity. We encourage students to think of those in disadvantaged circumstances and promote our spirit of giving in education.


FAQ for Family & friends


Can I suggest a goal on Studybooster?  

Yes you can suggest a goal to any student that you would like to StudyBoost and support in their education.

What are some examples of goals that I can suggest?   

There are many examples of goals that you can suggest on StudyBooster. We suggest that you set short to medium term goals rather than long term goals.

Examples of common goals are:

  • Pass all your subjects this term
  • Improve your maths grade this term
  • Get a B in your next history essay
  • Get an A in at least 3 subjects this term

Of course the goals don't all have to be about achievement. It can also be about effort or aspiration. So for example you may want to set a goal of being able to have a 10 minute conversation in French. Every student is different and goals are very specific to the individual. So we encourage you to be thoughtful and realistic when suggesting a goal. This will help keep the student motivated and focussed. Note that each student has to ultimately set their own goal, even if you suggest it. But at least you will get them thinking and encourage them to move forward if you make a suggestion!

How will I know if the student has completed their goal?   

Once the student notifies us that they have completed the goal we will send you an email to let you know. We recommend that you follow up the student for further details and pass on your personal compliments.

What if a student doesn't successfully complete their goal?   

An email will be sent to you to notify you that the student was unable to successfully achieve their goal. You can review their message and choose whether you still want to sponsor them for their efforts, and you can decide to send them either the full amount you originally sponsored or just a part of it. If you decide on a part sponsor, we refund you the balance. Otherwise, you can cancel your sponsorship. If you choose to do nothing your sponsorship will be refunded in full.

What happens if a student I am sponsoring changes their goal?   

If a student changes just the date of their goal, an email will be sent to you advising you of the revised date. You can change or cancel your StudyBoost sponsorship if you do not consider the date change to be reasonable, or for unforseeable circumstances. If any other part of the goal is changed, you will be notified by email that this has occurred and you will need to reconfirm if you are still willing to provide your StudyBoost sponsorship. In this case you will have the option to change the amount, or you can cancel your sponsorship. If you choose to do nothing on a changed goal, your sponsorship will be immediately placed on hold and then automatically cancelled and refunded after 5 business days.

What happens if a student I am sponsoring cancels their goal?   

If a student cancels their goal, an email will be sent to you advising you that the goal has been cancelled. Your StudyBoost sponsorship will also be cancelled and you can expect a full refund.

Why haven't I received a payment notification for my sponsorship?   

Sometimes the payment confirmation emails automatically go into your Spam/Junk email folder. Please check your Spam/Junk email folder for an email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Are there any fees involved?   

It's completely free for a Sponsor to sign up with StudyBooster. Fees and charges are applied when you pledge for a student goal. A transaction fee of AUD $4.00 plus a 2.5% processing charge applies to each pledge you make. For example a $50 pledge with $4 transaction fee and 2.5% processing fee will total $55.35. The $5.35 of fees and charges include GST, and a tax invoice will be available for the fees. If the goal isn’t achieved we refund all moneys including all fees and charges. A tax invoice for the fees and charges is available.

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