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: - A great website to aid in managing your money. - Official government information on loans and allowances.



Palmerston North

Stephen McVey - Senior Student Success Advisor (Wellbeing)
Room: 6-0-22
Phone: ext. 70053

Manawatu Home Budgeting Service Inc.

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

Phone: 06 358 2279


Just Zilch (free donations of food)

248 Featherston St

Palmerston North, 4410

Phone: 022 597 2569



Coral Hanna - Leader Whanganui SET


Phone: ext. 60877


Laura Bradley - Senior Student Success Advisor

Development HUB

Phone: 06 952 7001 ext. 72320

Mobile: 022 010 2813​