- Financial Advisor
- Hardship Grants
- Food Vouchers
The Financial Support Service aims to support students to succeed, by giving confidential support and information to help them sort out their financial problems.
The Financial Support Advisor can help with:
- Support and information to help you manage your money
- applications for Whitireia Hardship Grant
- discretionary Food vouchers
- information on Student Allowances, Student Loans and WINZ benefit entitlements.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday during term time, 9.00-3.00, book on the sheet in the Kia Ngawari waiting room. Appointments are half an hour, but if you need a longer appointment you can book an hour.
The Financial Support Advisor also visits Kapiti, Wellington and other regional campuses on request.
This grant is to assist students faced with immediate financial crisis. An appointment with the financial advisor is necessary. Applicants must be either a full year part time student or on a full time course of 12 weeks or more. The maximum grant is $250 and you must have exhausted all other avenues of assistance eg. Student Loan course related costs, Tertiary student bank account including an overdraft and WINZ/Study Link. A bank statement or printout is required before any financial assistance can be given.
Limited food vouchers are available for students who find themselves short of food while waiting for the next pay day. A bank statement or printout is required before any financial assistance can be given.
Scholarships are available through Whitireia New Zealand. For further information, please visit the Scholarship Information page.
Check out the BreakOut website for a variety of scholarships. BreakOut provides access to the Funding Information Service database of awards, scholarships and grants for individuals.
Due to the high costs of petrol, travel to and from the polytechnic can make a huge difference to your budget. Cut travel costs by making use of the local transportation services available (bus - snapper card and or a multi-trip on the train), cycling or catching a ride with friend. If you cannot find someone to ride with you can register on the Let's Carpool website as a driver or a passenger.
We can be found at the Porirua, Wellington, Kapiti and Auckland Campuses. Please see above.