Tuition Fee Payment Instalment Plan Policy for On-shore and Distance International Students

Policy Student Services Tuition Fee Payment Instalment Plan Policy for On-shore and Distance International Students

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Intent

This policy stipulates arrangements relating to the administration of tuition fee payment installment plans for continuing international students.

Scope

This policy applies to continuing international students whose campus of study is Townsville or Cairns.

Definitions

Continuing student - as defined in the JCU Tuition Fee Policy for International Students

Payment Due Date - as defined in the JCU Tuition Fee Policy for International Students.

Policy and Procedures

1. A payment installment plan may be available to continuing international students, where:

  • the student’s campus of study is Townsville or Cairns; and

  • the student demonstrates legitimate financial hardship in paying international student fees by the Payment Due Date; and

  • the student is not a Study Abroad student.

2. Other than in exceptional circumstances:

  • applications for payment installment plans will be accepted up to the Payment Due Date only;

  • supporting documentation is required to be submitted with the application for a payment installment plan;

  • applicants may be required to attend an interview;

  • a minimum of fifty percent of the tuition fee for which the student is liable must be received by JCU by the Payment Due Date;

  • the latest day for settlement of tuition fees under a payment installment plan is two weeks prior to the relevant examination period.

3. A payment installment plan will be valid where written approval is granted to the student by the Manager Student Finance and Examinationsdelegate.

4. All students granted a payment installment plan will be considered a JCU tuition fee debtor on the student system until the fee is fully paid.  The University Rules on Student Debtors - Penalties includes that the University may:

  • withhold official notification of final results in any subject, or

  • refuse to graduate, or

  • refuse enrolment for a subsequent Teaching Period.

5. Other than in exceptional and compassionate circumstances, where a student defaults on payment of any installment in the payment plan or has not complied fully with the conditions under which the student obtained a payment installment plan:

  • the student will be required to pay the full outstanding balance immediately;

  • the student will not be granted any future extensions for payment of tuition fees;

  • the procedure for Cancellation for non-payment of tuition fees  will commence and the  student will receive a Notice of Cancellation; and

  • the student will be considered and treated as a JCU student  debtor until the final balance is paid, as per point 4 above.

Penalties for Non-Payment under the Tuition Fee Policy for International Students will apply, as such, the student’s enrolment may be cancelled and Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) notified.

6.  Where a matter arises which is outside the scope of this policy or where exceptional circumstances exist, the International Student Finance Officer will seek executive decision on the matter from the Manager, Student Finance and Examinations.

Related documents and legislation

Tuition Fee Policy for International Students

Administration

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Approval Details

Policy Sponsor:

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic

Approval Authority:

Academic Board

Date for next review:

31/12/2013

Revision History

Approval date - the date the approval authority approved the establishment, minor or major amendment or disestablishment

Implementation Date - the date the policy was published in the Policy Library and is the date the policy takes effect

Version

Approval date          

Implementation date

Details

Author

16-1

23/08/201624/08/2016

Minor amendments to align with Council approved Academic and Student Delegations Register

Associate Director, Enrolment and Client Services

15-1

18/06/2015

 

Policy sponsor and approval authority amended to reflect approved policy framework

QSP

14-1

12/05/2014

 

Director Student & Academic Services amended to: Director, Student Services as reflected in organization re-structure

Policy Officer

10-1

01/12/2010

02/12/2010

  

06-1

14/09/2006

15/09/2006

  

04-1

03/09/2004

04/09/2004

Policy established

Approved by Senior Management Group

Keywords:

Tuition fee, installment plan, international students