From 1 January this year young New Zealanders who grew up in Australia were able to access student loans for the first time since 2005.
Are you one of the lucky people who met the eligibility criteria to take out a loan?
Oz Kiwi wants to hear from you about how your first year of study has gone. What are you studying? How has being able to take out a loan supported your study plans?
Please PM us to tell us how you have gone with your studies in 2016.
Oz Kiwi is well aware that only a small number of young Kiwis raised (but not born) in Australia will be helped by the scheme. This amendment was the first positive changed since February 2001 and we will continue to advocate for wider reforms on the issues that negatively impact on Kiwis.
Refer to Study Assist for more information on eligibility for HELP.