The AUSA Welfare Hardship Grants scheme was set up to assist students in hardship with the basic necessities of life.
We do not pay for items like
- Parking tickets & fines
- Arrears from Finance Companies
- Bad Debt
- Course Fees
- Membership Fees (Gyms/ Clubs)
- Domestic & International Flights
Your Hardship situation or the bills that you need to pay must be
- Short Term
- Threaten your University Study
- You have not already accessed the hardship fund within the current semester
- You must be employed or seeking employment
What is the Hardship Grant Scheme?
AUSA’s Hardship Grant Scheme gives monetary grants to students who are experiencing severe financial difficulties.
Successful applicants will be granted up to $250 depending on their situation and need, or up to $400 if they are caring for dependents.
NOTE: Financial need must fall under one of the following four categories to be considered: food, accommodation, travel, medical.
You must be a University of Auckland student
You must not a member of the AUSA Executive or Staff
You must be employed, seeking employment, or be unable to do so
You must fill in this form completely with all relevant attachments, including a copy of your bank statement with all transactions for the previous two weeks
Your application will be assessed by the AUSA Welfare Committee on your financial situation and whether it is
- Short term
- Threatening your university study
You will be notified by email of the decision within two working days
For help or more information, please contact
AUSA Welfare Vice President
If your situation falls outside the criteria or is an exceptional circumstance, we may still be able to help you. Please contact the Welfare Vice President for more information.