How StudyLink can help you

There are a number of ways in which StudyLink can help you pay for your study.

You’ll need to apply early for a Student Loan and/or Allowance with StudyLink so you can get everything sorted in time, including your payments.

StudyLink may be able to help with:

  • compulsory course fees
  • course-related costs (e.g. books, laptop, etc.)
  • day-to-day living costs
  • other costs (e.g. disability or childcare)

How much you can get depends on your age, income and course type. For more information visit their website or call them on 0800 88 99 00 

Student Loan

Student Loan can help with paying for your course fees (the compulsory fees charged by your education provider), study materials (e.g. books, computer, travel) and living costs, but you'll have to pay it back.

Find out more about Student Loans

Student Allowance

A Student Allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you’re studying, and if you're eligible you don’t have to pay the money back.

Find out more about Student Allowances

Drop-in support on campus 2022

At the beginning and end of each semester, our Student Support Advisors run drop-in sessions to support students who are applying for a Student Loan, Student Allowance, and Fees-Free.

See the dropdown lists below for the current schedule and location for each campus.

Mt Albert campus

Building 180 (Te Puna), Level 1, Mt Albert campus. The computer lab opposite Student Central (Te Pae Kōrero).

Date Time
Tuesday, 22 February  11am - 1pm
Thursday, 24 February 11am - 1pm
Tuesday, 1 March 11am - 1pm
Thursday, 3 March 11am - 1pm
Tuesday, 8 March 11am - 1pm
Thursday, 10 March 11am - 1pm


Waitākere campus

Building 510, Level 1, Room 1013, Waitākere campus. 

Studylink Support is available at our Waitākere campus by appointment only - please book with a Student Support Advisor.

Date Time
Monday, 21 February 11am - 1pm
Wednesday, 23 February  11am - 1pm
Monday, 28 February 11am - 1pm
Wednesday, 2 March 11am - 1pm
Monday, 7 March 11am - 1pm
Wednesday, 9 March 11am - 1pm

Outside of these dates and times, make an appointment with our Student Support Advisors for support. Visit their page to find out how.

Frequently asked questions

What is the limit for a Student Loan and/or Student Allowance?

There's a limit to how long you can get a Student Allowance and Student Loan for in your lifetime. The definition, for each, of lifetime limit can be found on the StudyLink website. If you are unable to get an extension for either, make an appointment with our Student Support Advisors

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