If you are a part-time student and a finalist (graduating this year), you can apply to StudyLink to be treated as full-time for the purposes of student loans and allowances. This is termed "Limited Full-time Status".
Some part-time students may also apply for Limited Full-time Status under other criteria such as illness, disability, or where they are in a programme with set papers and have been exempt from part of the course due to prior learning.
The StudyLink website has more information on the eligibility criteria and the application form for Limited Full-time Status. The application form will need to be signed and stamped by an authorised staff member in Revenue Management (basement of the Clocktower).