No. But if your course is not more than 60 credits and have not been rolled in other tertiary programmes prior to that, you may be eligible for fees-free study in 2019.
If you need help with determining your residency status, just call or email Student Service Team at Aspire2 Trades and NZWS and we can help you. Call us on 0800 236 765 or email us. Note that Australian citizens and
If you need help confirming your previous study, just call or email Student Service Team at Aspire2 Trades and NZWS and we can help you. Call us on 0800 236 765 or email us.
Fees-free tertiary education applies to study beginning after 1 January 2018. You will be able to access fees-free study for any programme in 2019 if you have not previously undertaken more than 60 credits.
What do I do if I have already paid fees to an education provider when I was eligible for fees-free?
If you have already paid fees for a programme that will not start until 2019 and find out that you are eligible for fees-free study, you should approach Aspire2 Trades and NZWS and arrange a refund with the Student Services
No, the fees will be paid directly to Aspire2 Trades and NZWS by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC). But if you wish to apply for a student allowance or the two non-fees parts of a student loan (living costs and
What do I do if I find I am eligible for fees-free, but I have already taken out a student loan for my fees for 2018?
StudyLink advises that you should do the following: Log in to your MyStudyLink account and change the ‘Pay fees’ field in your loan application to ‘No’ (NB don’t cancel your loan application completely if you will still need other support
What do I do if I am eligible for fees-free, but I have already enrolled in study or training for 2018?
You don’t have to do anything to access fees-free. The Tertiary Education Commission will pay your fees to Aspire2 Trades and NZWS to cover eligible courses.
I have been at school in 2018 and did a tertiary level course as part of my study. Will I be eligible for fees-free?
Yes. The fees-free policy will not penalise people who take tertiary courses while at secondary school. These courses are not counted as previous tertiary study for the purpose of assessing someone’s “first time study” status.
Will I be eligible for fees-free if I’m enrolled in a secondary school while completing a tertiary education course?
No. A range of other support is available for school students who wish to begin tertiary study before they finish school. Tertiary study undertaken while enrolled in a secondary school will not count against students’ future eligibility for fees-free tertiary