Student loans

Cuts 'short-sighted' for New Zealand

Cuts 'short-sighted' for New Zealand

Georgina Hampton explains how the cuts to student allowances for graduate students are both unfair and damaging to research in New Zealand.

Student-loan dodgers face tough crackdown

Student-loan dodgers face tough crackdown

The Government plans to hound student loan holders who have gone overseas leaving big debts behind.

Watch for student loan 'freeloaders'

Watch for student loan 'freeloaders'

The Government plans to ramp up action against student loan holders who have gone overseas leaving big debts behind.

Students may give up: survey

A survey of New Zealand postgraduate students has found that 40% are thinking of giving up studying because their eligibility for the student allowance is being stripped away next year.

Student loans overpaid $6.4m by graduates

More than 100,000 New Zealanders have overpaid a total of $6.4 million on their student loans.

Reining in student debt

Notwithstanding the very real benefits and social imperatives of helping students from relatively underprivileged backgrounds through tertiary education, the Government's intention to claw back eligibility for student allowances, and to increase the rate at which interest-free student loans are repaid, does address the problem of steadily rising debt.

Student loan holiday time cut

Those people with student loans going on their big OE will have to start repaying their loans after just one year and provide Inland Revenue with a contact in New Zealand to help track them down.

Student loan concerns

Proposed Government moves to rein in the student loan scheme "in a big way" could ultimately harm the Dunedin economy, Otago Polytechnic Students' Association official Mark Baxter warns.

Student loan defaulters face legal action

Legal action is to start against Kiwis in Australia who have not made any effort to repay millions of dollars in outstanding student loans.

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