General information on the loan scheme with links to similar sites at StudyLink and Inland Revenue.
The Student Loan Scheme was established in 1992 to assist students to overcome financial barriers to undertaking tertiary study.
Three agencies are involved with the scheme:
Ministry of Education
The Ministry of Education is responsible for strategic policies in relation to the Student Loan Scheme. You will find links to the other agencies and to other sources of information on this site.
Ministry of Social Development
StudyLink, a service of the Ministry of Social Development, is responsible for the administration and delivery of student loans to students during the year of study. After the end of each academic year the Ministry of Social Development transfers those loans to Inland Revenue for collection. You will find current borrowing information on the StudyLink website.
Inland Revenue is responsible for maintaining the loan accounts after the end of each study year, including the assessment and collection of loan repayments. You will find information on interest rates, interest write-offs, other write-offs, repayments, debt levels and overdue debt levels on the Inland Revenue student loans web site.