Is my course or programme eligible for Fees Free?

To be eligible for Fees Free, a course must:

  • be funded by the Tertiary Education Commission from either:
  • the Student Achievement Component (SAC) level 3 and above fund; or
  • grants under S556 of the Education Act 2020 for tertiary provision that is part of a qualification or training scheme on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) at level 3 or above; and
  • not be part of a school learning programme or secondary-tertiary programme.

To be eligible for Fees Free, an industry training programme must:

Please contact your tertiary education organisation if you’re not sure about your course or programme eligibility.

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