Hardship Assistance

NorthTec has received an allocation of Government funding for the Hardship Fund for Learners (HAFL), and students can now make applications for assistance under this scheme. This funding is only available to full-time enrolled students and does not apply to students enrolled in ACE courses.

Applications can also be made via NorthTec to the Government’s Technology Access Fund for Learners (TAFL) and the NorthTec student hardship fund.

Pātaka Kai – Food Pantry

Please let a staff member know if you are in urgent need of food and have exhausted all other external avenues of support.  We have pātaka kai set up or access to at all 6 campuses in Te Tai Tokerau. 

Hardship Fund for Learners (HAFL)

HAFL funding may only be used to cover costs for food; housing; utilities; clothing; medical; transport; Wifi/data. To be eligible, your application must be supported by your tutor or other NorthTec staff member. You will need to provide a digital copy of your bank account details for payment, a digital copy of the bill you are seeking help to pay, and evidence of two weeks’ bank transactions. Please note that priority will be given to students who are in most need of financial assistance.
For data top-ups, please contact your tutor directly and your request will be managed by your programme area.

Technology Access Fund for Learners (TAFL)

Under this fund, NorthTec is able to supply loan Chromebooks to students who do not have a suitable device enabling you to study from home. You must have the support of your tutor, who can confirm that this is an essential need for you. It’s available to full-time enrolled students and is prioritised to those with no digital device and most in need of devices for their studies. As the Chromebooks are a loan, they must be returned to NorthTec before the end of the year.

NorthTec Hardship Grant

NorthTec hardship grants are available as payments for unexpected financial hardship which may arise. To be eligible, you must have accessed all other external supports, and your application must be supported by your tutor or other NorthTec staff member. You will need to provide a digital copy of your bank account details for payment, a digital copy of the bill you are seeking help to pay, and evidence of two weeks’ bank transactions.