Penapena pūtea Budgeting

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There are lots of resources available to help you look after yourself and your family on a budget. We have some tips that can help you on your way.

Our budgeting table will help you plan your budget for each week.

Budgeting, student loans & allowances

Education can be an expensive journey because in most cases while you're learning, you're not earning. It's important to budget carefully while you're a student. You and your whānau also need to understand the implications of student loans. If you'd like to learn more about student loans and allowances, visit StudyLink or visit Student Central in the Rakaia Central.

Scholarships and grants

Study costs vary for each student depending on the nature and duration of their programme, and things like their accommodation situation. If you require information about Ara fees and scholarships, or you'd like financial advice, visit Scholarships to see what are available to apply for, or speak to our CMPA staff to find out what is available for you.

There are many scholarships and grants available for a range of different situations. These can be awarded based on merit, hardship or affiliations.