Student support

The Government provides financial support to learners through student allowances and the Student Loan Scheme.

StudyLink, a service of the Ministry of Social Development, approves individual learners for entitlement to student allowances and student loans.

The TEC determines which funded qualifications, courses and programmes are eligible to have enrolled learners accessing student support.  We do this through a formula called the “loan entry threshold”. The loan entry threshold helps us calculate whether the study is full time or part time for the purposes of learners’ access to allowances and the Student Loan Scheme.

If you have any questions about your eligibility for student support, please contact StudyLink.

  • Last changed: 22 June 2015
  • Last verified: 22 June 2015