Barbering student creates the perfect fade

Fees Free

Complete a hairdressing, barbering or makeup qualification with the assistance of Fees Free!

You can get one year of tertiary study or two years’ training up to the value of $12,000 fees-free. Fees Free covers your course fees but does not cover course-related costs or living costs.


You may be eligible for Fees Free if you are:

  • a New Zealander or ordinarily resident in New Zealand; and
  • a recent secondary school leaver; or
  • not a recent secondary school leaver but have undertaken less than half a year of tertiary study or training.

Head to the Fees Free site or check out our step-by-step guide for more information.


If you’re eligible for fees-free you will still need to apply for a Student Loan via StudyLink if you want to borrow course-related costs or living costs. Read our handy step-by-step guide on how to apply for all of these on our blog.

How to Apply for a Student Loan – click here for our step-by-step guide