StudyLink FAQs

You need to visit the StudyLink website to complete an application for your student loan or allowance.

If you can get fees-free study, you may not need a student loan for your course fees. However, you’ll still need to apply for student allowance or student loan if you want a loan for course-related costs or living costs.

All students are required to complete a new loan application each year. Check with StudyLink if you have an incomplete application.

Yes. You need to inform StudyLink of any changes that are made to your enrolment including:

  • Withdrawing from a course
  • Adding a course, including for summer school
  • Changing your programme of study
  • Withdrawal from your programme

You will need to find another way to pay your fees. Contact the Student Hub to discuss possible options.

While you may have applied for a Student Loan, your fee payment is your responsibility and we will continue to send you automated reminders until your fees are paid.

You should contact StudyLink or view MyStudyLink online, to ensure that your loan details are complete.

AUT and StudyLink exchange information electronically each day.

StudyLink sends a Verification of Study (VOS) request to AUT for all students who have completed their Student Loan application and have signed the contract.

AUT responds with information about your study and fees. (Please ensure that you have given StudyLink your correct course start date.)

The payment will be made two weeks before your course starts or seven days from the date of your first Loan Entitlement Advice (LEA) letter is sent to you - whichever is later. The date and amount of payment will show on your LEA letter.

You need to ensure that your course fees have been paid by StudyLink before AUT can confirm your student allowance application.

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