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. 

 

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

UCOL Manawatū

Stephen McVey - Senior Student Success Advisor (Wellbeing)
Room: 6-0-22
Phone: ext. 70053
Email: S.McVey@ucol.ac.nz

 

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

 

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

 

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​