Apply for Studylink

October 12, 2022
October 11, 2022

Studying next year? It’s time to apply for your Student Loan or Allowance. It’s best to get in early so you have it all sorted before the new year. Apply before 16th December and have the summer to relax!

So, what do you need to apply?

  • Course detail, such as start and finish dates, the provider of the course and the campus you will be studying from.
  • Your personal details.

If you plan on applying for the Student Allowance, you will also need.

  • Info on any benefits you currently receive.
  • Any health conditions that are likely to last at least 6 months.
  • Your expected weekly income while you are studying
  • Where you will be living.
  • If you have a partner, you may need your partners details.
  • If you have children, their basic details will be needed.

Not sure what you can apply for? Here’s a breakdown of what’s offered.

The Student Loan comes in three parts, and you don’t have to apply for them all.

  • Compulsory fees: this pays for all of your study and fees from the provider. This gets paid to the institute you are studying with.
  • Course-related costs: This is for things you might need to learn that aren’t included in the course itself such as a laptop, textbooks, and travel. This is a lump sum and gets paid to you.
  • Living cost: This is a weekly amount that you can apply for to help with living expenses and gets paid to you.

Remember, anything you claim on the Student Loan has to be paid back once you start working. So only claim what you need.

Students can also apply for the Student Allowance. This is similar to living costs, and can be used to cover living expenses, however, it doesn’t have to be paid back.

How much you get from the Student Allowance depends on many factors, such as: age, income, if you’re studying part-time or full-time, and much more. To find out how much you are entitled to, you will need to apply.

Apply now to get a head start on 2023

https://www.studylink.govt.nz

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