Fees and Funding
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The costs indicated are estimates and are for guideline purposes only. A student can obtain the actual fees from their statement of accounts upon registration.

Students must take note of the increased fees and International Students note that they will be paying 100% Upfront including Residences

1. IMPORTANT NOTES

1.1        The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) reserves the right to alter fees, without giving prior notice, during the course of the academic year.

1.2        All fees are payable in full, irrespective of whether the academic programme is interrupted by factors beyond the VUT’s control, e.g. strikes, student boycotts, civil unrest, or other disruptions on campus.

1.3        The student’s liability is not affected nor reduced through ignorance on the part of the student (or his/her principle) regarding the rules and regulations of the VUT or of the invalidity of his/her registration in terms of the said rules    and regulations.

1.4        No post-dated or unguaranteed cheques will be accepted for payment of fees.

1.5        No cheque presented with an alteration will be accepted by the University.

1.6        Students who have outstanding balance from the previous year, or who have not made the required initial payment for the current year by due date; will not be permitted to register until the total amount required has been paid in full.

1.7        Students who are indebted in any way to the University at the end of a semester/year their timetable will not be distributed for examination purposes and have their examination results withheld, together with their degree or diploma as applicable.

1.8        By signing and submitting the registration form the student accepts responsibility for the payment of all subscribed fees (irrespective of whether a mailed account is not received by the student).  Statements of accounts are dispatched quarterly from March.  It is the responsibility of students to make enquiries should he/she not receive a statement of account.

1.9        Please note that the residence fee quoted applies only to the academic period and does not include June and December vacation.  Students who cannot vacate their rooms on the last day of the academic calendar will be levied a fee equivalent to the daily rate.

1.10      Interest will be charged on overdue accounts at 80% of the prevailing bank prime rate on the balance as at 31 October.

1.11      Students are urged to acquaint themselves with the requirements governing withdrawal from the University and/or Residence, per this booklet.

1.12      Note that no payments will be made to students if their fees account is outstanding.

1.13      Accounts are sent to the address provided by the student/guardian for account purposes.  It is the responsibility of the student to forward such accounts to the person/party responsible for payment thereof if not him/herself.

1.14      Should a student not attend lectures and neglect to give written notice of cancellation within the stipulated cancellation periods, such a student will be held liable for payment of all tuition fees and/or residence fees for the full study period.

1.15      Outstanding accounts will be forwarded to the VUT’s external collection agents.

1.16      Any deviation from the fixed procedure may be considered if proof is forthcoming of the following:

Suspension : Should the Council temporarily or permanently deprive a student of the rights and privileges he/she enjoys, or deny the student, whether it be permanently or temporarily, further admission, the student shall forfeit all claims to reimbursement, a decrease or remission of monies payable or paid to the University.

1.16      Addresses

As required by law, the VUT must be notified in writing within 14 days of any address changes and students should specifically indicate to which addresses the changes apply, e.g. the postal and/or account and/or study and/or next of kin addresses.

Correspondence sent by the VUT will be deemed received by the addressee.  The VUT does not accept responsibility for incorrect addresses resulting in non-delivery of a mailed account.  It is the responsibility of the student to make enquiries should he/she not receive an account.

2. FEES

  • Liability: All registered students shall be liable for the prescribed fees for the relevant period and are subject to the conditions as specified in the application form.
  • Fees are charged per semester and year programs (Please refer to items 2.1 and 2.2 for more clarity).
  • Charges relating to the provision of additional text material e.g. supplementary notes; laboratory fees; field trips where applicable will be raised separately; etc.

Details of the charges for each module, as well as supplementary charges, may be obtained from the offices of the various faculties, Finance and Student Administration.

IMPORTANT: Please read next paragraph carefully

Download Student Fee Guide 2018

The fees listed below are for guideline purposes only. They indicate the ESTIMATED amounts payable by students who are registered for the normal academic load on a full@time basis. The actual fees raised will vary depending on the specific modules taken as per STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT.

2.1 ESTIMATED COSTS PER COURSE:

2.1.1 Semester Courses:

Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences Amount (Per Annum)
Analytical Chemistry R 28, 080
Non-Destructive Testing R 35, 402
Information Technology R 30, 560
Faculty of Engineering and Technology Amount (Per Annum)
Chemical Engineering R 43,145
Electrical Engineering: Process Control R 41,900
Power Engineering R 35, 105
Electronic Engineering R 35, 230
Civil Engineering R 42, 120
Industrial Engineering R 43, 990
Mechanical Engineering R 42, 780
Metallurgical Engineering R 33, 415
Operations Management R 26, 010
Electrical Engineering: Computer Systems R 29, 560

Extended Diplomas:

Extended Diplomas Amount (Year)
Extended Engineering Diplomas (All the of the above) Except Operations Management R 30, 560
Extended Information Technology Diploma R 30, 560

2.1.2 Year Courses:

Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences Amount (Year)
Biomedical Technology R 23,380
Biotechnology R 22,940
Office Management and Technology (2012 last intake) R 14,490
Faculty of Human Sciences Amount (Year)
Labour Law R 17,770
Fine Art R 22,070
Graphic Design R 22,880
Photography R 27,970
Hospitality Management R 18,930
Ecotourism Management R 21,570
Fashion R 21,900
Public Relations Management R 17,770
Tourism Management R 17,770
Safety Management (Day and Evening Classes – 18:00-22:00) R 12,680
Policing R 12,680
Legal Assistance R 17,770
Faculty of Management Sciences Amount (Year)
Cost & Management Accounting (3rd Year Level) R 17,770
Internal Auditing (3rd Year Level) R 17,770
Financial Information Systems R 20,390
Logistics Management R 17,070
Human Resources Management R 15,450
Marketing R 17,120
Retail Business Management R 17,120
Sport Management R 14,490

Extended Diplomas:

Extended Diplomas Semester 1 Semester 2
Cost & Management Accounting, Financial Information Systems & Internal Auditing R 8,640 R 12,960
Extended Diplomas (Group 1) Semester 1 Semester 2
Fashion, Fine Art, Graphic Design & Photography R 8,860 R 13,284
Extended Diplomas (Group 2) Semester 1 Semester 2
Labour Law, Legal Assistance, Safety Management & Policing R 8,640 R 12,960
Extended Diplomas (Group 3) Semester 1 Semester 2
Ecotourism Management, Hospitality Management, Public
Relations Management & Tourism Management
R 8,000 R 12,960

2.1.3 Post Graduates:

Degree Amount (Year)
Masters R 16,470
Doctorates R 21,960

NB. The above costs EXCLUDE Residence, Registration, Laboratory Fees, Levies and (Sundry Services See 2.3).
2.2 RESIDENCE FEES

Please note that the residence fee quoted applies only to the academic period and does not include the June and December vacation. Students who cannot vacate their rooms on the last day of the academic calendar will be levied a pro-rated fee applicable to residence students.

Mens Residences Semester Year
Sinqobile Lethabong R10,360 R20,720
Uhuru, Ubuntu, Dikgalala Inkwenkwez R10,190 R20,380
Khayalethu R10,360 R20,720
Meropa R8,980 R17,960
Boiketlong R10,190 R20,380
New Residence Phase 1 R12,330 R24,660
New Residence Phase 2 R12,330 R24,660
Science Park R12,330 R24,660
Dinaleding R10,360 R20,720
Post Graduate Flats R14,190 R28,300
Ladies Residences Semester Year
Tsalanang Leseding R10,360 R20,720
Dinaleding R10,360 R20,720
Khomanani, Kutwanong & Meloding R 8,980 R17,960
New Residence Phase 1 R12,330 R24,660
New Residence Phase 2 R12,330 R24,660
Science Park Residence R12,330 R24,660

2.3 SUNDRY SERVICES

Service Amount
Application fee (SA Citizen) R 100
Late application fee R 140
Re-write and supplementary exams (per subject) R 130
Re-mark per subject (refundable if pass mark is obtained and fee account is zero) R 130
Diploma absentia fee R 130
Subject statement (per subject) R 40
Subject exemption certificate R 60
Duplicate ‘proof of registration’ R 40
Duplicate student access card R 60
Duplicate receipt of payment R 10
Duplicate statement of account R 20

International Citizens

Service Amount
Surcharge payable R 1,600

3. TERMS OF PAYMENT

First Instalment payable before Registration (Students are encouraged to pay more where possible).

3.1 ACADEMIC REGISTRATION

National Students

Registration for Amount
First years (students who will be enrolling first year subjects) R 2,000
Senior Students (Returning students who will be enrolling second year subjects) R 2,000
International Students 100%

3.2 RESIDENCE REGISTRATION

Registration for First Minimum Payment
National Students R 2000
International Students 100%

3.3 SATELLITE CAMPUS UPINGTON

Due to the fact that services for students at Upington are being supported by National Institute for Higher Education (NIHE) Northern Cape, a service fee may be charged for students at this Campus.

3.4 MASTERS AND DOCTORATE STUDENTS

Payment Type Amount
First Minimum Payment R 330

3.5 NON-REFUNDABLE REGISTRATION LEVIES (Charged on registration)

Levy Type Amount per Year
Access Cards R 210
Registration Levy R 420
Student Levy R 260
Funeral Levy R 40
Sports & Cultural Levy R 100
Residence Social Levy R 240

3.6 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

A surcharge is applicable as follows – R 1,600.

3.7 DISCOUNTS

3.7.1 Up-front payments:

Discount on class fees: 10% on the following conditions:

  • Semester 1 – All fees to be paid up 28 February.
  • Semester 2 –  All fees to be paid up 31 August.
  • Year Students – All fees to be paid up 31 March (National Students have to apply for the discount after settlement of the accounts – the discount will then only be credited on their student accounts).

3.7.2 Family Rebates

Students from the same biological parents where two or more dependent children are concurrently registered full-time at VUT for the same academic year can apply for a discount on tuition fees.

  • 2nd Child – 25% discount on class fees only.
  • 3rd Child – 50% discount on class fees only.

NB: The discount is only granted to the last registered student.

3.7.3 Personnel Discount

Personnel and Dependents are entitled to the following:

  • Provided Student Revenue has received confirmation from Employees confirmed by HR Department that they are employees and do qualify for discount.
  • Pay R40 per subject. Registration fee R330.00 and Lab fees are payable in full.
  • Personnel Spouses are entitled to 50% discount on class fees only.

3.8 PAYMENT AGREEMENTS

The balance of the accounts after registration is payable as follows:

Year Courses:

  • 25% of the account by 31 March.
  • 50% of the account by 31 May .
  • 75% of the account by 31 July.
  • 100% of the account by 30 September.

Semester Courses:

  • 50% of the account by 31 March (1st Semester)
  • 100% of the account by 31 May
  • 50% of the account by 31 August (2nd Semester)
  • 100% of the account by 30 September

Kindly take note: Should these payment agreements not be adhered to, your account will be handed over to the legal external collection agents.

3.8.1 Method of Payment

On-line payment:

On VUT website click on “Submit Payment” and follow the steps, Credit Card is Needed for this method and payment will reflect immediately on the student account.

NB: The Student Number, Surname and 01(If its for Tuition fees), 02(If its to Residences) must be clearly indicated on the deposit slip as the “reference” to avoid your payment being misallocated.

A copy of the deposit slip should be forwarded to the Finance Department, either by faxing to number (016) 950 9106, or submitting a copy in person at the Financial Enquiries Cashiers.

Allow up to 4 working days for payment to reflect on your student account when using this methods.

3.8.1.2 Cash or Credit/Debit Cards at the Cashiers (Finance Department):

NB: DO NOT GIVE ANY PERSON CASH EXCEPT CASHIERS AT FINANCE DEPARTMENT (SHOULD YOU DO SO IT WILL BE AT YOUR OWN RISK).

We are able to process card payments in single payment and budget facilities. Credit card details may be submitted in writing to fax number (016) 950 9106 (Student Revenue).

Please quote the following:

  • Student number.
  • Credit card details as follows:
    1. Bank CVC number (last 3 digits on card).
    2. Card number Contact number of card holder.
    3. Expiry date ID number of card holder.
    4. Amount Payment option – budget or straight.

3.8.1.3 Direct Deposits at the Bank/EFT (Electronic Fund Transfer):

Deposits can be made at any ABSA branch:

  • Account number: 40-6812-6832.
  • Branch code: 632005.

3.9 Refunds on Student Accounts

Credit balance on student accounts may be refunded on the following conditions:

  • If the source of the credit balance on your account is due to your own payments (not as a result of an award or bursary), then a refund may be requested at any time.
  • If the source of the credit balance is due to an award or bursary, refunds will only be paid out if in accordance with the rules and regulations of your award or bursary.

In order to claim a refund, you have to complete the Refund Form obtainable at the Financial Enquiries Cashiers or Financial Aid Section for sponsored students.

4. CANCELLATION CONDITIONS

The VUT is not obliged to grant a pro-rated refund of fees to students who withdraw from the University. Such refund may, however, be granted at the University’s sole discretion, provided the Faculty Dean and Financial Department is notified in writing on the official withdrawal form.

Students who withdraw from the University without completing a withdrawal form will remain liable for the payment of fees due for the entire semester of study.

Students wishing to change curricula (modules or degree/diploma) must complete the applicable change of forms, which are available from Student Administration. Administration will confirm the effective dates for all approved changes.

4.1 SEMESTER STUDENTS 9 DISCONTINUATION OF STUDIES

Up to 31 March:

  • Semester students are liable for pro-rated fees from registration up to cancellation date
    whether they attended classes or not.

After 31 March:

  • Students will be held liable for the total fees.

4.2 YEAR STUDENTS 9 DISCONTINUATION OF STUDIES

Up to 31 May:

  • Students are liable for pro-rated fees from registration date up to cancellation date, whether
    they attended classes or not.

After 30 September:

  • Students are liable for the total fees whether they attended classes or not.

4.3 2ND SEMESTER STUDENTS – DISCONTINUATION OF STUDIES

Up to 30 September:

  • Semester students are held liable for pro-rated fees from registration up to cancellation date
    whether they attended classes or not.

After 30 September:

  • Students will be held liable for the total fees whether they attended classes or not.

4. LABORATORY FEES

In the event of cancellation or withdrawal no credit will be given.

Reimbursement of credit balance on account:

  • Credit balances on the accounts of students, are paid out to the parents (for more details make an enquiry at the Financial Enquiries Cashiers, students or sponsors on completion of a claim form.
  • Should company monies be involved, the necessary documentation (letter of permission) from the company must accompany the application.
  • Banking details and account holders details are compulsory.
  • Honoraria’s and bursaries awarded will only be paid out after settlement of student account.

Any deviation from the fixed procedure may be considered if proof is forthcoming of the following:

Suspension: Should the Council temporarily or permanently deprive a student of the rights and privileges he/she enjoys, or deny the student, whether it be permanently or temporarily, further admission, the student shall forfeit all claims to reimbursement, a decrease or remission of monies payable or paid to the University.

5. BURSARY/LOAN ENQUIRY

We offer a range of University funded bursaries for both new and senior students.  (Apply at Financial Aid Office – Finances).

5.1       External bursaries offered by sponsors are administered by our section.

For sport bursary enquiries, please contact our Sports Bureau at (016) 950 9282.

5.2       NSFAS loans are being offered according to the criteria set by NSFAS, who offers loans with fair interest rates.

5.3      FUNDI (former EDU-LOAN) has been approved to offer financial assistance to students on campus

 

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

We only start processing the applications in March and August yearly. You therefore need to apply for admission to the VUT and be a registered student before a loan / bursary can be allocated. Our loan and academic bursaries do not cover registration fees and deposits.The loan/bursary results will only be available in April/August; therefore students have to make some provision for their first minimum payment, Registration Fee and the needed books, for at least the first quarter of the semester.

 

Closing dates for application are:

 

NSFAS Senior students                                     31 October

NSFAS First-year students                                24 January

Academic Merit Awards                                     31 January

 

FUNDI      (EDU-LOAN)    FUNDI    (EDU-LOAN)

 

Should you need assistance in order to finance your studies –FUNDI (former EDU-LOAN) Client Service will be able to give you the details of your nearest  representative (there’s one at Finance Department).

 

VUT Campus  :  (016) 950 9948      E-mai    : vaal@fundi.co.za

Client Services:  0860 555 544         website:  www.fundi.co.za

 

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  • Faculty of Human Sciences
  • Faculty of Management Science
 

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