Sorting your finances for study

Having enough money when you're studying can be a challenge - so it's best to try and sort out how you're going to fund your study before you start. 

Student Loans and Allowances

Do you need to apply for a loan for course fees, a new laptop or other study materials or for living costs? Or an allowance for living costs? 

If you're not sure what you can apply for or for help with an application, come in and see our friendly Student Advisors at either MIT Otara (South Campus) L106 – L110, or MIT Manukau (Floor 2 reception) for help with applying for a Student Loan and Allowance or check out the StudyLink website

How much you can get for a student allowance depends on your income, your living situation and your parents income (if you're under 24 years). 

Working full-time or part-time

If you’re working full-time or part-time and want to know if you are eligible for student loans and allowances check out StudyLink to check eligibility or for more information, visit the IRD website

Work and Income

If you are currently receiving a Work and Income Benefit, check with your Case Manager whether you need to apply for a student allowance, student loan, accommodation benefit or living costs.

Investigate scholarships 

There may be scholarships that you can apply for to assist you while you study. For more information on those available at MIT, check out our scholarship page

More information

If you want to get help with budgeting, our Student Advisors are happy to help or you can check out sorted.org.nz