Laptop and internet assistance
If you’re on a low income or benefit and don’t have access to the internet or a computer to learn on, you can apply for extra help with these costs.
Te Kura doesn’t get extra funding to be able to provide computers and internet access to all of our students. However, we try to help as many students who need extra help as we can.
Who can get it
Current full-time or young adult students, living in New Zealand, enrolled in our online Early Childhood, Primary, or Te Ara Hou programmes, or enrolled in three or more online 000, or NCEA courses may be eligible.
Immediate approval may be available for students, or individuals financially responsible for the student, who receive a benefit from Work and Income or have a Community Services Card
What you can get
Students receiving extra help for a laptop and internet access will get:
- a suitable second-hand device
- $30 per month for internet access
Students enrolled through geographical isolation or itinerancy may be able to get an additional $30 per month.
How to apply
If you think you fit the requirements for laptop and internet assistance, you can apply online.
If you are unable to apply online or have questions, don't hesitate to contact us 0800 65 99 88 (select option 1) to apply over the phone or ask for an application to be posted to you. Or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You will be told if your application has been approved or declined via email or letter.