Am I Eligible for a Student Allowances

Complete the ‘What You Can Get’ eligibility test to find out whether you may be eligible for a Student Allowance when studying with Alpha Training Centre.

Go to the eligibility test

In general, you may be able to get the Student Allowance if you:

  • are at least 18 years old (some 16-17 year olds can also get it)
  • are under 65 on the start date of your course (for study starting on or after 1 January 2014. Note: you may still qualify if you meet certain criteria in the transition period)
  • are studying full-time (or Limited full-time with our approval)
  • are studying an approved course
  • are a New Zealand citizen or meet the residence requirements.

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Am I Eligible for a Student Loan

Complete the ‘What you can get’ eligibility test to find out whether you may be eligible for a Student Loan when studying with Alpha Training Centre.

Go to the eligibility test

In general, you may be able to get the Student Loan if you:

  • are studying an approved course which is
    • full-time (or Limited full-time with our approval) or
    • part-time and 32 weeks or longer or
    • part-time and less than 32 weeks with an EFTS value of 0.25 or more.
  • are a New Zealand citizen or meet the residence requirements
  • sign a contract with the government
  • nominate a New Zealand based contact person (someone who resides in New Zealand) as a condition of accessing the Student Loan Scheme.

Note: you can borrow for up to 2 EFTS worth of study each year.

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