Studying in second semester
29 May 2012
Make sure you read this article if you’re going to be studying in second semester.
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Returning to study after semester one
If you're planning on returning to study for semester two, you need to make sure your finances are sorted before it starts.
If you received a Student Allowance or Student Loan in semester one, make sure you check your study dates in the application details section of MyStudyLink.
- If your study dates only include semester one and you are returning to study the same course at the same education provider, please call us on 0800 88 99 00 once you've enrolled and we'll reconfirm your study details with your education provider.
- If you have changed courses or you are studying at a different education provider in semester two you will need to reapply for student finance for the second semester.
Applying for a Student Loan - You need to know your results
If you've received a Student Loan for study ending in 2009 or later, and completed 1.6 EFTS of study since then you'll need to know whether you have passed at least half of all this study before you apply for your new loan.
If you're not sure, we recommend that you wait until you know your study results from semester one or check with your education provider. You can change your declaration later by letting us know in writing.
Login to pre-fill your application and save time
When you apply online you should apply using your MyStudyLink username and password. By using your MyStudyLink username and password the details that we hold about you will pre-fill into the application, making the process faster.
Sign up to mail and contracts online using MyStudyLink
Receiving your Student Loan Contract online reduces the time it takes for you to receive your contract and return it. This means you get your application sorted quicker.
MyStudyLink is a secure tool that keeps a record of your online contracts and gives you the option of printing a copy of your contract for your own records. When you sign up to receive your contract online, you'll need to sign up to get your mail online at the same time.
Mail online provides secure storage for your letters in one place, the convenience of checking your mail from any location and the opportunity to reduce your carbon footprint.
So, if you're reapplying for study in second semester, sign up when you apply online.
We'll send you an email or text when you have new mail to view.
Payments over the study break
The length of your study break will determine if you are still able to receive your Student Allowance payments and/or Student Loan living costs payments over this period.
First time student - thinking about going to study
If you're thinking about going to study make sure you check out the Thinking about study pages on the website. There is information about student life, what it will cost and the different ways you can support yourself.
If you have already decided to study and just need to sort your finances, then check what you can get and apply online.