- Current students
- Under 25s
How to apply
Apply online for Student Loans and Allowances through StudyLink.
We recommend students apply at least 3 weeks before the beginning of semester, so fees and payments can be sorted before classes start.
How StudyLink can help you
StudyLink provide student loans and allowances.
These 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 (e.g. rent and childcare), but you will have to pay it back. Learn more about Student Loans.
This is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses (e.g. rent and childcare) while you are studying, and if you are eligible you do not have to pay the money back. Learn more about Student Allowances.
Learn more and contact StudyLink:
Support on campus
You can book an appointment with a Unitec Student Support Advisor anytime.
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.
Drop-in session Mt Albert campus (Computer Lab, opposite Student Central, Building 180, Te Puna)
|Tuesday 21 February & Thursday 23 February||11am. - 1pm.|
|Tuesday 28 February & Thursday 2 March||11am. - 1pm.|
|Tuesday 7 March & Thursday 9 March||11am. - 1pm.|
2023 Drop-in session Waitākere campus (Building 510, Room 1013)
There will not be a drop-in session at Waitākere campus. However, Studylink support is still available at our Waitākere campus by appointment.
For more information, please contact email@example.com
Please note: Staff assisting are Unitec staff. If you would like to contact StudyLink, please call 0800 88 99 00 & Fees Free 0800 301 601 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About loans and allowances
Student loan and allowance limits
How much you can get depends on your age, income and course type. There is 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.
Attending class if StudyLink has not paid fees yet
You can attend class if StudyLink is still processing your student loan. However, you are expected to keep a track of the proceedings of your loan application with StudyLink.
Statement of Satisfactory Progress
Students who have previously received a Student Allowance or Student Loan may need to complete a Statement of Satisfactory Progress. The form needs to be completed by an authorised staff member and returned to StudyLink. If Studylink has sent you a Statement of Satisfactory Progress (SSP) form, please email it to email@example.com or take it to Student Central.
Programmes not covered under the StudyLink
Micro-credential courses, Liaison Interpreting Theory and Practice, and Liaison Interpreting Contexts (Social Systems, Culture, and Ethics), are not covered by Studylink for loans and allowances.