The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has launched its updated fees-free website for students studying in 2019 to check their eligibility.

We know students are heading into exams, but we wanted to let you know they can now check if they can get fees-free study.

In June we sent you our fees-free edition with answers to the most common questions. You can view this edition on the StudyLink for Providers website.

If there’s anything else you’d like to know, check out the FAQs on the fees-free website.

The fees-free website also has a quick guide for students studying in 2019.

How can a student check if they can get fees-free study?
Students can go to and enter their National Student Number (NSN) to check. The majority of secondary school students should receive a ‘yes – you are eligible’ response.

If a student receives a ‘we are not sure’ response, they may need to provide further information to TEC. The frees-free website will let them know what they need to do.

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