Making sure you can afford to study
ASA knows that being a student in Auckland is expensive and that you will need a plan and a budget to get you through your study.
We are here to help.
We run a budgeting seminar each year in March with the support of North Harbour Budgeting. We encourage you to attend!
Semester 1: Wednesday 25th March
However, if you've missed out this year, sign up to one of our budgeting clinics.
We offer drop-in budgeting clinics on a Friday for groups or one on one.
Budgeting support tools
We've written a great handbook full of $$$ saving tips and designed an excel budget calculator specifically for student needs.
When using the budget caclulator, you'll need to practise some tough love and make sure you distinguish between what are your NEEDS and your WANTS.
Other useful links
- StudyLink - Student Loans etc
- Sorted - Sort your money matters
- Student Job Search (SJS) - Find a job!
- IRD - tax, loan repayments etc
- North Harbour Budgeting
You many qualify for our student assistance programme. Check out the info on our Welfare Advocacy page.
Criteria apply and you need to bring 3 months of bank statements with you.