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To: The government
Give Students a Course Related Costs Increase due to Lockdown
We are calling for the government to increase course related costs by $1,000 to help students cope in this lockdown.
Why is this important?
Last year during level four lockdown students were given the ability to borrow an extra $1000 against their student loan for course related costs.
For many students this provided a lifeline and peace of mind in a time of great financial insecurity. Lockdown often creates extra costs for students in terms of equipment needed to study at home, extra power and heating bills etc while simultaneously causing many students to have less income coming in.
We have been in level four lockdown for two weeks with Auckland just announced as having at least two more weeks of level four. However the government has not increased course related costs or provided any direct support to students. This needs to change.