If you are planning on tertiary study next year, then StudyLink is encouraging you to apply for your Student Allowance or Loan now or by 16 December. This gives StudyLink time to get everything sorted so you will receive your funding from the start of your course. You don’t need to wait for your NCEA results or have locked down all your plans in order to apply. Your application can be updated as things are confirmed. To find out more go to: