Refund Policy

REFUNDS
This policy is based on Section 4B(7) of the Educational Amendment (No 4) Act 1991.
 
Policy
The College will protect the fees of all students and be able to refund those fees under certain circumstances.
 
Purpose
§           To ensure that if in the event that the College is unable to continue to run a course or programme that the unspent portion of the fees are available to be returned to the student.
§           To ensure that if a student is unable to attend a course and suitable notification is received fees will be refunded.
§           To ensure fair practice is observed if a student leaves a course and applies in writing for a refund or partial refund of tuition fees for the remaining part of the course.
 
Guidelines
1.         If you withdraw from your course of study before the course completion, you may be eligible for a refund of school fees.
 
2.         Any application for refund of fees must be made in writing to the Board of Trustees, explaining why you have withdrawn from the course and the reasons for seeking a refund.
 
3.         If your application is made before the start of your course, your fees will be refunded in full less the enrolment fee of $500.00 and any commission already paid.
 
4.         If a student withdraws following arrival in New Zealand, the refund structure is as follows:
  • Before the end of the first term
-          2 terms tuition fees only
-          less commission
-          less government levy
 
  • Before the end of the second term
-          1 terms tuition fees
-          less commission
-          less government levy
 
  • Except in exceptional circumstances where a student returns home after the end of the second term, no refund will be made.
 
5.         Exceptional circumstances include returning home in case of:
a)       the student’s serious illness
b)      death or serious illness of a close member of the student’s family. Medical evidence must be provided. In these circumstances under New Zealand law, the College must retain amounts to cover costs already incurred. The balance of tuition fees will be refunded.
 
6.         No refund will be made to a student enrolled at the College prior to 1st March who becomes a Permanent Resident after the 1st March (in any year). For the following academic year, the student must apply for enrolment as a New Zealand resident. Automatic right of re-enrolment may not apply.
 
7.         All refunds will be remitted to either the parents of the student or to the agent appointed by the student’s parents and not directly to the student.
 
8.         NO REFUND will be made to a student expelled from the College by the Board of Trustees or required to leave the College because of misbehaviour, poor attendance, non-compliance with the College rules and regulations or breech of New Zealand law.