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New Zealand Special Category Visa holder eligibility

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From 1 January 2016, eligible New Zealand Special Category Visa (SCV) holders who meet the requisite criteria will be able to access Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) loans.  

It is important to note that not all New Zealand citizens, or holders of a Special Category Visa are automatically entitled to access HELP loans. Please refer to the required eligibility criteria below. 

To find out if you are eligible and how to apply for HELP loans, view the eligibility criteria for New Zealand Special Visa Category (SCV) holders. 

Important information

New Zealand citizens who gain permanent residency (PR) in Australia would lose their SCV status. 

That is, if you lose your SCV status for any reason, you would become ineligible for HELP for all units of study with census dates after the date your SCV status is lost. 

For further information, please visit StudyAssist website. 

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