Who is able to get Fees Free?
Fees Free is for New Zealand residents starting tertiary education or training for the first time. If you have never done more than half a year of tertiary education, then you may be eligible!
To check if you are eligible, go to the Fees Free website and enter your National Student Number (NSN) on the homepage. If you have an NZQA Learner Login, you can also check your eligibility status here.
If you are not sure what your NSN is, you can either ask your school or call the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) on 0800 697 296.
If your eligibility check says ‘Maybe’, you will need to check the eligibility criteria and answer the questions to find out if you are eligible.