You are eligible for a student loan and/or allowance if you are a New Zealand citizen, or have permanent residency, and meet StudyLink criteria.
All student loans and allowances are dealt with through StudyLink. Contact StudyLink on 0800 88 99 00.
There have been changes to student loans over recent years. Keep up to date with these changes here. Early applications are advised. You do not need to be offered a place or be invoiced to get your application underway.
Students with children attending childcare for a minimum of three hours per week may be eligible for a childcare subsidy. For further information, go to www.workandincome.govt.nz.