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
To get extra help for a laptop or internet access, you need to:
- be a current full-time student, or young adult enrolled in three or more courses
- be enrolled in Early Childhood, Primary, Te Ara Hou, online 000, or NCEA course
- get a benefit from Work and Income or have a Community Services Card
- be living in New Zealand.
If you’re a full-time student enrolled through one of the geographical isolation or itineracy gateways you may be able to get an extra top-up of $30 per month.
What you can get
Students receiving extra help for a laptop and internet access will get:
- a second-hand laptop computer
- $30 per month for internet access
- an extra $30 per month top-up in some rural areas.
How to apply
If you think you fit the requirements for laptop and internet assistance, you can apply online.
If you can’t apply online, contact us on 0800 65 99 88 (select option 1) to apply over the phone or ask for an application to be posted to you.
You will be told if your application has been approved or declined via email or letter.