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University accommodation costs rising, students under pressure

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 26 Feb 2024, 5:03PM
University of Auckland (Wikimedia)
University of Auckland (Wikimedia)

University accommodation costs rising, students under pressure

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 26 Feb 2024, 5:03PM

Student accommodation costs have never been higher, as first year students struggle to make ends meet.

Auckland University Student Association president, Alan Shaker, says he knows many students who need to work full-time, on top of studying full-time.

He says their most expensive room is $510, up from $470 last year- a significant increase in their accommodation fees.

The weekly student allowance gives eligible students $360 dollars and a living cost loan of just over $302.

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