TO GET A STUDENT ALLOWANCE YOU’LL GENERALLY NEED TO BE:
a New Zealand citizen, or
- an Australian citizen or a resident of New Zealand who has lived in New Zealand for at least 3 years while holding a residence class visa, or
- a refugee or protected person (Immigration Act 2009), or
- sponsored into New Zealand by a family member who is a recognised refugee or protected person.
HOW MUCH YOU GET EACH WEEK DEPENDS ON A FEW THINGS, LIKE:
the amount of income you receive each week
how much your parents earn in a year
whether you live at home
whether you have siblings who are also studying.
If you’re under 24 years and don’t have children of your own, what you get depends on your parents’ income.
IF ONLY ONE OR NEITHER OF YOUR PARENTS SUPPORT YOU:
You may be able to apply for an Independent Circumstances Allowance, or have your parent complete a One Parent application (you’ll still need to complete a Student Allowance application).
Work out how much Student Allowance you may be able to get by using our Student Allowance calculators.