Check the website of your preferred university or polytechnic for school leaver scholarships.

Victoria University – Managing Money
Student Guide to Managing Money: tips and advice.

Information on student allowances, student loans, student hardship grants etc.

IRD – Student Loan Information
This website has lots of information. Questions are answered regarding: how to pay off your student loan, how to calculate your repayments, when you have to start making payments, how to write-off interest, what to do if you go overseas after completing your study, how much interest you pay etc.