If you earn under the pay period threshold, you can apply for a special deduction rate to reduce student loan repayment deductions on any secondary earnings.

If you're a New Zealand-based borrower studying full-time and earning under the student loan repayment threshold, you can apply for an exemption from student loan repayment deductions.

See the Student loans page on the Inland Revenue website for more information:

Inland Revenue—Student loans

Last updated 13/10/2021 03.13 PM

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