23 Dec 2019

AUT hostel accused of levelling extra charge on less fortunate students

From Morning Report, 6:12 am on 23 December 2019

A Northland father is unhappy that a university is charging students extra if they cannot afford to pay their hostel fees up front.

The man, who has asked not to be named, says AUT's $500 fee is a tax on the less well off.

The man told our education correspondent, John Gerritsen, he discovered the charge when he was helping with his daughter's hostel application.