Fees Free is a Government scheme that started in 2018.

If 2019 is your first year studying tertiary education, you may be eligible for Fees Free from the Government. This means up to $12,000 GST inclusive can be paid for your course fees and some required course related costs that you buy through the school.

What are you eligible for?

An eligible student who has never accessed the Fees Free scheme before and wants to study one of our programmes can be eligible for the following:

Course 2019 Course Cost
(Pays up to)
2019 Extra Expenses
(Pays up to)
New Zealand Certificate in Nail Technology $7,000 Approximately $1,750
Course cost includes most products used on campus during course hours Extra expenses paid for by Fees Free can include your:

  • ID badge
  • Public Trust Account Fee (where required)
  • Compulsory textbooks
  • Nail technology practice hand
  • Acrylic nail technology kit
  • Gel nail technology kit
New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy $10,000 Approximately $455
Course cost includes most products used on campus during course hours Extra expenses paid for by Fees Free can include your:

  • ID badge
  • Public Trust Account Fee (where required)
  • Compulsory textbooks
  • First headband
  • First sponges

How do you know if you are eligible for Fees Free?

To determine if you are eligible for Fees Free, you can visit www.feesfree.govt.nz with your National Student Number / NZQA number. You’ll need to select 2019 as the year of study and that you are doing provider based training. This should tell you yes, no, or maybe. If it says:

  • Yes: you won’t need to do anything more.
  • No: you will need to apply for a Student Loan with StudyLink at www.studylink.govt.nz
  • Maybe: you will need to fill in the declaration TEC give you and return it to them.

Please note that Fees Free does not cover anything that the student needs to purchase outside the school (uniform top or linen kit, for example) or optional items (international examinations, for example).

If you’ve accessed under 1 equivalent full time status (EFTS) and $12,000 GST inclusive in 2018, you may be eligible for further Fees Free up to the amount you did not spend or your remaining EFTS, whichever comes first. You will need to arrange a Student Loan to pay the difference before the course starts.

Want more information?

If you have any further questions or want to apply, please contact our Student Liaison Officer, Paula McFarlane, and she will help you as best as she can.

You can also:

Thank you and we look forward to launching your career with The National School of Aesthetics in 2019.