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All universities in New Zealand charge a compulsory student services fee, or levy, as directed by the New Zealand Government. This gives you access to services that contribute to student life by supporting your study journey and enhancing your academic experience.
The Education Amendment Act (2011) tells us that the money can only be spent on specific categories. At Massey the Student Services Levy (SSL) categories for 2020 are:
All of these services are run by friendly people who will provide you with information and guidance – use them when you need to.
There are a number of opportunities for you to have your say. Each year the university and student associations meet to discuss priorities around access to particular student services. Feedback gathered from student associations and the annual student experience survey is also taken into consideration.
The consultation period was extended as we moved back up Covid-19 alert levels.
Feedback received from students on how you would like to see the levy allocated in 2021 Student Services Levy student views 2020.pdf (256 KB)
New Zealand Government's Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has produced a compulsory student services fees guide. We place importance on encouraging a strong student voice. We achieve this by:
The university reports the Student Services Levy income and expenditure in its annual accounts, and the relevant section covering the compulsory student services fees is in Massey University's Annual Report (2019 page 112). Any Student Services Levy surplus is carried forward to the following year to be used solely for providing student services.
The Student Services Levy is a non-tuition fee. There are different rates depending on whether you study full time, part time or by distance.
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Last updated on Tuesday 06 October 2020