Fees Statute 2001
1 Title and Commencement
This statute may be cited as the Fees Statute 2001 and came into force on 1 January 2001.
In this statute unless the context otherwise requires:
‘Act’ means the Education Act 1989.
‘Building Levy’ means the levy to be paid by each enrolled student towards the provision of University buildings and facilities which provide student support services.
‘Council’ means the Council of The University of Auckland.
‘Domestic Student’ has the meaning given in the Act.
‘Due Date’ is the date specified on the Fees invoice and/or on the student’s account available through Student Services Online.
‘Enrolment’ means enrolment in a programme or course at the University.
‘Enrol’ has a corresponding meaning.
‘Fees Invoice’ means an invoice or an invoice/statement, or online invoice/statement for the fees and charges payable by a student as a condition of enrolment.
‘Foreign Student’ has the meaning given in the Act.
‘Staff Member’ means a member of the staff of the University.
‘Student’ includes a Domestic Student and a Foreign Student who is:
a Duly enrolled as a student of the University
b Applying to enrol as a student of the University.
‘Student Loan’ has the same meaning as it has in section 2 of the Student Loan Scheme Act 1992.
‘Student Services Fee’ means the fee paid by an enrolled student for student support services provided by the University.
‘University’ means The University of Auckland constituted under The University of Auckland Act 1961.
‘University Services’ means those services provided by the University that can be accessed by a student on request or application, such as enrolment or the provision of an official academic transcript.
3 Tuition Fees
3.1 The Council may prescribe from time to time Tuition Fees payable by:
a Domestic Students; in compliance with section 227 of the Act;
b Foreign Students or any categories of Foreign Students; in compliance with section 228 of the Act.
3.2 Tuition Fees may be prescribed either by resolution of the Council or by a schedule to this statute.
3.3 The Tuition Fees prescribed by the Council at the date when this statute comes into force apply until other Tuition Fees are prescribed in place or in addition to them.
4 General Fees
4.1 The Council hereby prescribes the General Fees specified in the schedule.
4.2 The Council may from time to time by resolution vary the amount of, or delete, any General Fee specified in the schedule or prescribe any additional General Fee.
4.3 Any such variation, deletion, or addition shall apply from the date specified in the amending resolution.
5 Additional Fees/Charges
5.1 Faculties and Departments of the University may impose charges to recover costs in providing Students with:
a Copies of study material and other material relevant to a course or a programme or the means of access to that material;
b Services incidental to courses or programmes as, for example, field trips and site visits.
6 Payment of Fees and Charges
6.1 Tuition Fees, General Fees and any other charges imposed pursuant to section 5.1 that are included on the Fees Invoice rendered to a Student shall be paid by the student.
6.2 All Students must pay the full amount on their Fees Invoice by the due date.
6.3 Charges imposed on a Student pursuant to section 5.1 that are not included in a Fees Invoice shall be paid by the Student on demand.
6.4 Any instalment of a Student Loan (within the meaning of the Student Loan Scheme Act 1992) that is available to a Student and received by the University in respect of his or her enrolment shall be applied toward payment of the Fees Invoice rendered to that Student on the occasion of that enrolment.
7.1 The Council may by resolution prescribe from time to time in accordance with sections 227 and 228 of the Act;
a The circumstances in which Domestic Students and Foreign Students are or may be entitled to a refund of all or any part of the Tuition Fees and General Fees paid or payable to the Council;
b The quantum of those refunds.
7.2 The circumstances in which a refund may be made and the quantum of that refund that pertains when this statute comes into force, continues until a change is prescribed by resolution.
7.3 The Council will take all reasonable steps to ensure that both Domestic Students and Foreign Students are given written notice of the circumstances in which they are or may be entitled to a refund of all or any part of the fees that have been paid or are payable by them to the Council.
7.4 The refund of all or any part of a Tuition Fee or a General Fee that was paid by an outstanding Student Loan shall be applied in reduction of that loan.
8 Non-payment of Fees and Charges
8.1 Where a Student does not pay:
a The Fees Invoice rendered to that Student;
b A charge for that Student imposed under section 5 on demand;
then, until those fees and charges are paid in full and without prejudice to the right to recover the unpaid fees or charges at law; the Council may:
(i) Delete the enrolment of that Student from a course or courses;
(ii) Withhold the formal notification of the results of any examination of the Student;
(iii) Decline to re-enrol the Student;
(iv) Decline to release the Student’s academic record;
(v) Exclude that Student from the University;
(vi) Withhold any Degree or Diploma certificate from that Student;
(vii) Restrict that student’s access to University Services.
(viii) Charge a late payment fee.
(ix) Impose additional charges to recover legal and collection costs where a third party is engaged to recover those fees and charges.
8.2 Application for Reinstatement
a A student upon whom a penalty is imposed under section 8.1(i) may apply to have his/her enrolment reinstated upon payment of the outstanding amount owing and the Course reinstatement fee as outlined in Schedule – Part A.
b To be eligible to complete course requirements, a student must apply for course reinstatement two weeks before the beginning of the examination period within the semester which enrolment in the course(s) took place.
8.3 A Student upon whom a penalty is imposed under section 8.1 may by giving written notice to the Director, Academic Services within eight days of the penalty having been imposed, apply to the Council or duly constituted Committee of the Council to review the imposition of that penalty. The notice must set out the reasons for the review. The decision of the Council or its Committee is final.
9.1 A Student who stops attending lectures or classes in a course or courses remains liable for the fees prescribed for that course or courses.
10.1 The Fees Regulations are hereby revoked.
10.2 Notwithstanding the revocation of the Fees Regulations, the Council may recover any unpaid fees or charges levied under those Regulations and impose any of the penalties prescribed in section 8.1 until those fees or charges are paid in full.
Source: The University of Auckland 2013 Online Calendar
Last updated on: Thursday 1 November 2012