Fees Free

Fees Free

Last updated 19 March 2024
Last updated 19 March 2024

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) administers the current Fees Free Tertiary Education and Training (Fees Free) policy.

The Government has advised they intend to change the Fees Free policy from 2025. The details of the change are yet to be confirmed, and we'll update tertiary education organisations via the TEC website and the Fees Free Focus when we have more information.

Fees Free policy settings for 2024 are unchanged and can be found on the following pages.

Information about Fees Free

Payments and reporting – Fees Free – how we make payments and how you report to us

Eligibility criteria and what Fees Free covers – the Fees Free eligibility criteria, how to check learners’ eligibility, and what fees the policy covers

Fees Free interactions with other funds – how Fees Free interacts with the Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF), Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) and Youth Guarantee (YG), as well as student loans, student allowance and scholarships

Statutory declarations – Fees Free – what to tell learners about finding out their eligibility

Learner marketing toolkit – Fees Free – material for tertiary education organisations, targeted at learners starting study or training in 2024

Carrying over Fees Free entitlement – how learners can use their Fees Free entitlement across years

Guidance – Fees Free – FAQs, information guides and other resources to help you understand Fees Free

Who to contact                                                                             

If you have any questions, please contact your Relationship Manager or Advisor, or the Customer Contact Group on 0800 601 301 or customerservice@tec.govt.nz.

For information on Fees Free for learners, see FeesFree.govt.nz. Learners can also call 0800 601 301 or email customerservice@tec.govt.nz.