Financial assistance

Funding assistance

There are several funds available to assist currently enrolled students who face unexpected financial hardship. The funds are setup to enable these students to continue their current course of study. Scholarships and awards are also available as another source of financial assistance

Each applicant is considered on its own merits as to whether it meets the scheme’s criteria. For further information visit Student Central at your campus.

Emergency Assistance Grant

Supports fully enrolled students whose continued study would be threatened by desperate, unanticipated financial circumstances. Assistance required must be for less than $100.
Apply here

Ara Hardship Grant

Assists fully enrolled students whose continued study would be threatened by desperate, unanticipated financial circumstances.
Apply here

Māori & Pasifika Trades Training Learner Support Fund

Assists fully enrolled Māori and Pasifika students whose continued study would be threatened by financial circumstances.
Apply here

Ara Study Grant

Assist fully enrolled student where circumstances related to their study changes, causing an unmanageable financial burden.
Apply here

Women in Trades Fund

Assists fully enrolled female trade students whose continued study would be threatened by financial circumstances.
Apply here

Other sources of financial assistance

Contact us

Student Central
Studentcentral@ara.ac.nz
0800 24 24 76