Student loans Dates
JAN 15Interim student loan repayments are due. They count towards your end-of-year repayment obligation.
FEB 7End-of-year student loan repayments are due. If you have an amount to pay, you'll have received a letter or text message from us.
APR 1Overseas-based student loan repayment due if you do not have a temporary repayment suspension.
Students sometimes earn more than the weekly, fortnightly, 4-weekly or monthly threshold amount, but less than the annual threshold amount. This might happen if you work over the study break or holidays and earn more than the weekly threshold but stop working before you reach the annual threshold.
You usually need to make student loan repayments in any pay periods you earn over the threshold, however, a repayment deduction exemption will let you off making these.
You can apply for a repayment deduction exemption if you're a New Zealand-based customer and:
- are studying full-time, or about to start studying
- will reasonably expect to earn under the annual repayment threshold.
Apply for a repayment deduction exemption in myIR
You can apply for a repayment deduction exemption in myIR. Select 'Apply for a reduced deduction rate' in your student loan account.
The exemption runs from the day you apply until the end of the tax year (31 March). If you're going to keep studying after 31 March you can apply for a new exemption.
If you continue your study programme in the next semester, the exemption will cover:
- breaks between semesters
- the summer break.
Contact us if your situation changes
If your situation changes, your repayment deduction exemption may need to change. Send us a message in myIR to explain the changes in your situation so we can check if the exemption is still right for you.