We understand that studying can be tough on your finances. That's why we have a team of helpful and approachable staff who can help you. Contact the Student Hub – we’re here to help.
Financial assistance is available for times when you have a financial emergency or are experiencing a period of financial difficulty, with no savings to help you get back on track. We understand financial difficulty can impact study significantly and we may be able to provide help with:
Contact the Student Hub or make an appointment with an advisor via the AUT App. They will discuss your situation with you and carry out a financial assessment. Let the advisor know if your request is urgent.
Here are the different ways we may provide you with the funds for financial assistance:
There are a number of great websites when it comes to advice on budgeting and money management while you're studying.
You can apply online for a student loan or allowance.
Work and Income are available to help you financially if you're on a low income, not working, have unexpected costs or need help with living expenses and accommodation support.
Sorted is a free online tool funded by the government and is dedicated to helping you manage your money and personal finances. It will help you budget and plan for your future.
FinCap is a trust supported by the Ministry of Social Development that provides budgeting services.
The Healthy Food Guide website provides recipes and other useful information and a monthly digital magazine (magazine requires a subscription fee) that helps you make healthy food decisions.
Tenancy Services provides information and advocacy for renters. The Rent, bond and bills section has information about the landlord’s and tenant’s responsibilities, and how to resolve any disputes that arise.
Scholarships and awards can help fund your studies, and are available at all stages of your study. Browse our database of AUT and externally funded scholarships.