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Topic: Student loans - repayment threshold

15 December 2009

The income threshold at which New Zealand-based borrowers must begin repaying their student loans will remain at the current level of $19,084 for the 2010–11 tax year. The rate is reviewed each year. For more information see the government's media statement.

15 December 2008

The income threshold at which New Zealand-based borrowers must begin repaying their student loans will rise from $18,148 to $19,084 on 1 April next year. The change was approved by Order in Council yesterday. For more information see the government's media statement.

11 December 2007

The income threshold at which New Zealand-based borrowers must begin to repay their student loans will rise from $17,784 to $18,148 on 1 April 2008, the government announced today. For more information see the media statement.

10 December 2006

The income threshold at which New Zealand-based borrowers must begin repaying their student loans will rise from $17,160 to $17,784 on 1 April next year. The change was approved by Order in Council today. For more information see the government's media statement.

21 December 2005

The income threshold at which borrowers must begin repaying their student loans will rise from $16,588 to $17,160 a year from 1 April 2006. The increase is in line with annual movement in the September Consumer Price Index of 3.36%. For more information see the government's media statement.

20 December 2004

Income thresholds for student loan repayments and interest write-offs will rise from 1 April 2005, in line with the forecast of the annual movement in the December Consumer Price Index. For more information see the government's media statement.

16 December 2003

Income thresholds for student loan repayments and interest write-offs will rise from 1 April next year, the government announced today. The income level at which borrowers must begin to repay their loans will rise to $16,172, and the maximum income level for a full interest write-off for part-time or part-year students will rise to $26,140. For more information see the government's media statement.

16 December 2002

Income thresholds for student loan repayments and full interest write-offs will rise from next April, in line with projected adjustments to the domestic purposes benefit. The income level at which borrowers must begin to repay their loans will rise to $15,964, and the income that part-time or part-year borrowers may earn and still have interest on their loans fully written off will rise to $25,909. The new thresholds were approved by Order in Council today. For more information see the government's media statement.

16 December 2001

Income thresholds for student loan repayments and interest write-offs will rise from next April, in line with projected adjustments to the domestic purposes benefit. The new thresholds were approved by Order in Council today. For more information see the Government's media release.