UCOL has a Hardship Fund available to students suffering an unexpected short-term financial problem, which is likely to adversely affect their study.
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.
Contact the following people to access this service:
Mary Prichard - Senior Advisor Wellbeing Hub, UCOL
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
Coral Hanna - Leader Whanganui SET, UCOL
Phone: 06 965 3800 extn 60877
Mike Thomson - Team Leader Student Success Wairarapa
Phone: 06 946 2300 extn 72098
Spark Jump Internet access
Spark has an affordable Internet package called Spark Jump - 30GB of data with a free modem for $10. To find out more and express your interest, see Spark Jump's website
There are a number of outside agencies and websites that assist with managing finances and providing budgeting advice, including:
Learn to tackle debt, budget and save.
Official Government information to help you make informed choices about student finance.
UCOL offers a number of
scholarships and awards
, and information about scholarships offered by other organisations that you may be eligible to apply to.