There is a Hardship Fund available to students suffering an unexpected short-term financial problem, which is likely to adversely affect their study. You will need to provide evidence that you have exhausted all avenues of financial support as well as a current bank statement before any financial assistance can be given.

There are a number of outside agencies and websites who will assist you with managing your finances and providing budgeting advice.
Budgeting advice and education:
www.sorted.org.nz - A great website to aid in managing your money.

www.studylink.govt.nz - Official government information on loans and allowances.

 

 Contacts:

Palmerston North

Mary Prichard - Senior Advisor Wellbeing Hub
Room: 6-0-15
Phone: ext. 70053

Manawatu Home Budgeting Service Inc.

First Floor, Room F6
Hancock Community House
77-85 King Street
PALMERSTON NORTH 4410

Phone: 06 358 2279

http://manawatu.familybudgeting.org.nz/

 

Just Zilch (free donations of food)

248 Featherston St

Palmerston North, 4410

Phone: 022 597 2569

http://justzilch.org.nz/

 

Whanganui

Coral Hanna - Leader Whanganui SET

Library

Phone: ext. 60877

Masterton

Mike Thomson - Team Leader Student Success Wairarapa

Student HUB

Phone: 06 952 7001 ext. 72098

Mobile: 022 010 2813