Scholarships and bursaries
The Ministry of Education provides assistance to school students who need to board away from home in order to receive their education.
The Aspire Scholarship - financial support scheme is for students from low income families, to assist with the costs of private schooling. It will contribute up to $15,000 per year towards the fees of a private school for the duration of a student’s attendance at this school. It will also include a yearly allowance of up to $1,500, to cover course related costs. To be eligible for the scholarship, a student’s primary carer/s must have a yearly gross income of $65,000 or less, and a net worth of $150,000 or less.
The Ministry provides boarding allowances to help school students facing barriers to attending school and achieving at least level 2 in the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) or equivalent. Boarding away from home can remove the barriers for these students.