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Funding assistance

If you’re an enrolled Ara student facing unexpected hardship, there are several funds you can apply to which are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. Your application is considered on its own merits as to whether it meets the fund’s criteria. Scholarships and awards are also available as another source of financial assistance. For further information visit Student Central at your campus.

Emergency Assistance Grant

If you’re an enrolled Ara student you can apply for emergency financial assistance of up to $100 for urgent needs, to enable you to continue with your study.
Apply here

Ara Hardship Grant

If you’re an enrolled Ara student and your continued study is threatened by desperate, unanticipated financial circumstances you can apply to this grant.
Apply here

Ara Completion Grant

You can apply to this grant if you’re an enrolled Ara student and circumstances relating to your study change, causing an unmanageable financial burden OR if you require assistance to complete your qualification and entry into employment.
Apply here

Māori and Pacific Trades Training Learner Support Fund

If you’re a Māori or Pacific student enrolled at Ara and you require financial assistance to continue your studies you can apply to this fund.
Apply here

LIFT Completion Grant (Linwood College)

You can apply to this grant if you’re an enrolled Ara student and you’re facing financial hardship that’s impacting your ability to complete your studies. To apply, you must previously have completed at least two years of study at Linwood College.
Apply here

COVID-19 Fund for Learners Scholarship Application

This COVID-19 Fund for Learners scholarship is for any Ara domestic learner who has experienced suffering, deprivation or financial hardship due to COVID-19. There are 50 scholarships of $2,500 for study and living costs.
Apply here

Ara Hardship Grant for International Students (temporary)

If you’re an international student at Ara and your continued study is threatened by unanticipated financial circumstances caused by Covid-19 you can apply to this fund.
Apply here


Other sources of financial assistance

Budgeting Advice

Contact us

Student Support
studentsupport@ara.ac.nz
0800 24 24 76