Financial Hardship 


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



UCOL Manawatū

Rebekah O'Donoghue - Student Advocacy & Welfare Coordinator
Phone: 06 952 7066


Manawatū Home Budgeting Service Inc.
First Floor, Room F6
Hancock Community House
77-85 King Street
Palmerston North 4410
Phone: 06 358 2279


Just Zilch (free donations of food)
248 Featherston St
Palmerston North, 4410
Phone: 022 597 2569


UCOL Horowhenua

Yvonne Seng - Transition Coord/Kaiwhakahaere
Phone: 06 952 7000


UCOL Whanganui

Coral Hanna - Leader Whanganui Student Success
Whanganui Library
Phone: ext. 60877


UCOL Wairarapa

Laura Bradley - Senior Student Success Advisor
Wairarapa Development HUB
Phone: 06 952 7001 ext. 72320
Mobile: 022 010 2813​​​​​