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.
Mary Prichard - Senior Advisor Wellbeing Hub
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
Just Zilch (free donations of food)
248 Featherston St
Palmerston North, 4410
Phone: 022 597 2569
Coral Hanna - Leader Whanganui SET
Phone: ext. 60877
Vanessa Dotrice - Learning Hub Facilitator
Phone: ext. 72017 am ; 72044 pm