Assessment (including Examination) Rules for Schools with Consent to Assess 2014 (EXPIRED)

5.4 Financial Assistance

Eligibility for financial assistance

  1. To be eligible for financial assistance the applicant (the parent or guardian of the candidate, or a person with relevant care responsibilities) must be the fee payer and meet at least one of the following criteria:
    1. be receiving a Work and Income or Study Link benefit (benefit-based applications):
    2. have a joint family income that would entitle the applicant to receive a Community Services Card from Work and Income (income-based applications):
    3. where the total fees to pay would otherwise exceed a limit set by the Minister of Education, a fee payer with two or more children who are candidates is entitled to partial remission of fees, irrespective of family income.
  2. Financial assistance is available to domestic students but not to international fee paying students or students resident in the Cook Islands or Niue.
  3. Fee payers in families applying for beneficiary or income-related financial assistance are required to pay an administration fee to offset costs of administration and certification.
  4. Applications for financial assistance must be made through the school.
  5. The fee structure for financial assistance is set annually by the Minister of Education and published on the NZQA website.
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