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Source: Tertiary Education Commission

The funding amount you are entitled to receive to purchase tuition is referred to as your ‘balance of entitlement’.
Your balance of entitlement depends on what your level of English was at time of your visa application and how much money you paid to Immigration New Zealand. It will be between NZ$1,531.82 and NZ$6,131.82.
If you gained residency under the Parent Category, your balance of entitlement will be NZ$1,531.82.
You, or someone on your behalf, can receive confirmation of your balance of entitlement by contacting our Customer Contact Group by email at, or by phone on 0800 601 301. You must provide your name, date of birth and passport number.