Financial Assistance (Hardship) Grants
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
Old Choral Hall G09
If your situation falls outside the criteria or is an exceptional circumstance, we may still be able to help you. We can also help you optometry costs thanks to our sponsors at Campuspecs. You can view that online form for that here. Please contact the Welfare Vice President for more information.