Financial Advice

Whitireia provides a wide range of support services including grants, financial advice and scholarships.
Campus Contact Opening hours Fees
Porirua Gail Gardiner: Student Financial Advisor Phone: +64 4 237 3103 Extn 3131 Fax: +64 4 237 3101 Email: kiangawari@whitireia.ac.nz
Wellington City Student Financial Advisor Phone: +64 4 237 3103 Extn 3131 Fax: +64 4 237 3101 Email: kiangawari@whitireia.ac.nz
Kapiti Student Financial Advisor Phone: +64 4 237 3103 Extn 3131 Fax: +64 4 237 3101 Email: kiangawari@whitireia.ac.nz
Auckland City Auckland Customer Services Phone: +64 9 379 4666
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Service details

  • Financial Advisor
  • Hardship Grants
  • Food Vouchers
  • Scholarships
  • BreakOut

Financial Support

The Financial Support Service aims to support students to succeed, by giving confidential support and information to help them sort out their financial problems.

The Financial Support Advisor can help with:

  • Support and information to help you manage your money
  • applications for Whitireia Hardship Grant
  • discretionary Food vouchers 
  • information on Student Allowances, Student Loans and WINZ benefit entitlements.

Appointments:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday during term time, 9.00-3.00, book in via the Kia Ngawari administrator, Extn 3131. Appointments are half an hour, but if you need a longer appointment you can book an hour.

The Financial Support Advisor also visits Kapiti, Wellington and other regional campuses on request.

Hardship Grants

This grant is to assist students faced with immediate financial crisis. An appointment with the financial advisor is necessary. Applicants must be either a full year part time student or on a full time course of 12 weeks or more. The maximum grant is $300 and you must have exhausted all other avenues of assistance eg. Student Loan course related costs, Tertiary student bank account including an overdraft and WINZ/Study Link. A bank statement or printout is required before any financial assistance can be given.

Food Vouchers

Limited food vouchers are available for students who find themselves short of food while waiting for the next pay day. A bank statement or printout is required before any financial assistance can be given.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available through Whitireia New Zealand. For further information, please visit the Scholarship Information page.

BreakOut

Check out the BreakOut website for a variety of scholarships. BreakOut provides access to the Funding Information Service database of awards, scholarships and grants for individuals.

Travel

Due to the high costs of petrol, travel to and from the polytechnic can make a huge difference to your budget.  Cut travel costs by making use of the local transportation services available (bus - snapper card and or a multi-trip on the train), cycling or catching a ride with friend. If you cannot find someone to ride with you can register on the Let's Carpool website as a driver or a passenger.


Where to find us

​We can be found at the Porirua, Wellington, Kāpiti and Auckland Campuses. Please see above.

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