What happens next after I have registered my interest with SIT for the Mayor Tim Shadbolt Accommodation Bursaries for Invercargill?
SIT will send out an application form to those who have registered an interest to apply for the Accommodation Bursaries. These forms need to be completed and sent back to us. Further details and instructions will be made available with the application form. Alternatively you can download a copy of the application form above.
Will someone studying through SIT2LRN but living in Invercargill be eligible for the Bursaries?
No, you must be a full-time student studying a course offered as face to face delivery at SIT’s campus in Invercargill to be eligible for the Bursary.
Is the Accommodation Bursary available for students studying at the Invercargill campus but living in wider Southland (Including Gore, Winton, Riverton etc.)
Yes, if you live in Southland, are eligible for the Government fees-free initiative and you are attending SIT’s campus in Invercargill as a full-time student, you can apply for the Mayor Tim Shadbolt Accommodation Bursaries for Invercargill.
Youth Guarantee Students
We will consider applications from Youth Guarantee students attending the Invercargill campus.
Can I get studylink assistance as well?
As a student, it is your responsibility to advise StudyLink that you are receiving the Accommodation Bursary.
What should I do if I Withdraw, Transfer programmes or take a Leave of Absence?
If a student fails to attend classes, or is otherwise withdrawn/transfers programmes or takes a leave of absence from the class, payments will stop and any overpayments will be sought from the student.
What happens if TEC changes a student's Fees Free eligibility status on the Fees Free website (www.feesfree.govt.nz)?
The Accommodation Bursary payments will stop.
How long will I get the Accommodation Bursary payments?
The Accommodation Bursary will be paid for the duration (up to 40 weeks) of your current Enrolment Contract. If you Enrolment Contract is for one semester only, you will need to re-apply for the Accommodation Bursary for any further Enrolment Contracts.
When will payments start and when do I get paid?
Payments will be initiated after the Accommodation Bursary form is received, the Fees Free website shows as eligible and you as the student have signed the correct Enrolment Contract. Payments will be made the month after you have started your study around the 20th of each month. If your form is received during your study period, payments will start the month after your eligibility has been confirmed (no back payments will be made).