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Financial Support

UCOL has a Hardship Fund available to students suffering an unexpected short-term financial problem, which is likely to adversely affect their study. 


Eligibility

You will need to provide evidence that you have exhausted all avenues of financial support, as well as a current bank statement before any financial assistance can be given.


Local support

Palmerston North
Mary Prichard - Senior Advisor Wellbeing Hub
UCOL
Room: 6-0-15
Phone: 06 952 7000 extn 70053

Manawatu Home Budgeting Service Inc.
Room 6, First Floor
Hancock Community House
77 - 85 King Street
Phone: 06 358 2279
 
Just Zilch (free donations of food)
248 Featherston Street
Palmerston North, 4410
Hours: Monday to Friday 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Phone: 022 597 2569
 
Whanganui
Coral Hanna - Leader Whanganui SET
Library
UCOL
Phone: 06 965 3800 extn 60877

Masterton
Vanessa Dotrice - Learning Hub Facilitator
Student HUB
UCOL
Phone: 06 946 2300 extn 72017 am; 72044 pm


AS@U

In addition, the Association of Students at UCOL (AS@U) can provide services including hardship support, foodbank donations, and advice on other related issues.


Other support

There are a number of outside agencies and websites that assist with managing finances and providing budgeting advice, including:

Sorted
Learn to tackle debt, budget and save. 

Studylink
Official Government information to help you make informed choices about student finance.


Scholarships

UCOL offers a number of scholarships and awards, and information about scholarships offered by other organisations that you may be eligible to apply to.
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