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Fees Free Studies

All New Zealanders who have completed less than half a full-time year of post-school education or training may be eligible to study fees-free.

    What you need to do next:

  • You may be eligible for some of your fees to be covered so please speak to the Elite student recruitment team to help you work out what your options are and how you can take advantage of fees-free study. You don’t need to do anything to access fees-free, if you are eligible the Tertiary Education Commission will pay your fees. 
  • If you are a current student you may still be eligible for some of your fees to be covered or to progress onto another course so please speak to the Elite student recruitment team to help you work out what your options are and how you can take advantage of fees-free study. You don’t need to do anything to access fees-free, if you are eligible the Tertiary Education Commission will pay your fees. Note: your deposit can be used towards course related costs (if any) or will be refunded once you have attended past day 8 of your course.

If you need a student loan next year for course related costs or living costs and do not already have one you will still need to apply through Studylink. It is important that you complete your Studylink application by the end of this year. Their process hasn’t changed. This is done on their website at www.studylink.govt.nz

If you need any assistance with applying for Studylink just contact one of the friendly team at your campus. If you already have a student loan or living costs allowance you don’t need to do anything else. You can check if you're eligible for fees-free study using the tool on the fees-free website . It's a good idea to do this before applying for student support so you know whether to ask for a loan for your fees. If you're eligible, you still need to apply for a Student Loan if you want to borrow the course-related costs or living costs components.