Fees Free

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Find out about fees-free study or training.

Thinking about starting tertiary education? Fees Free is targeted at first-time learners. You may be able to get one year's study or two years' training fees-free.

How to check if you're eligible

To find out if you can get fees-free study, visit the Fees Free website and check your eligibility using your National Student Number (NSN).

If you're eligible, you don't need to apply to receive fees-free training. Your fees will automatically be paid when you enrol to study or train in an eligible course or training programme.

Video: Fees Free helps Ula change her life

My name is Ula Taufao. I have three children – one girl, two boys.
Since I was made redundant it was a big mess to my life. Thinking of paying bills of children in college is not easy. It's so expensive. To myself as a mother, I have to do my role as a parent.
I really wanted to change my environment in regards to taking a course but I just couldn't, just because I can't afford. Then I said to myself, "I really need to move on."
One day I was just scrolling on Facebook and I just saw a advertisement of the Fees Free. So I said to myself, "Wow, it's an amazing opportunity for me because when it says free, why not? Why waste the time? Just grab it."
It's a pleasure to me to have this beautiful chance because I just couldn't do it if I do have to pay.
My message for everybody – if you are keen to grab this kind of great opportunity, which is Fees Free, go to the website of Fees Free, check on your eligibility.
You might think, "Oh, I'm too old." Please, you are not too old. I'm 43, but I'm still not giving up. Doesn't matter if you got how many children, you can still get the chance to go and study.

Updated 5 Feb 2021