SACAP Fees

Please find below the following information to assist you with the financial and administration side of your SACAP experience:

Payment terms

SACAP offers three different payment terms:

  1. Fees paid upfront for the year (in the case of cash payments a 5% discount may be applied if payment is made two weeks before term commences), or
  2. Fees paid upfront for the term (payable before the commencement of term), or
  3. Deposit and monthly debit order. These amounts are detailed on your proforma invoice. The deposit must be paid and completed debited order handed into Admissions before the commencement of term.

Unfortunately, we do not accept monthly EFT or Stop order payment arrangements. If you do not wish to pay upfront, you will need to sign a debit order form.

International Students must pay upfront for the term or year as debit orders are not a permitted payment option. Additionally, should a refund be due, the refund can only be made to a South African bank account as refunds cannot be made to international accounts.

Annual Registration Fee

Please note that once student has been accepted, the annual registration fee is due and payable in full and is not refundable. A registration fee is charged on an annual basis, and thus will be payable once again for a student’s second year of studies until they have completed their qualification.

Application Fee

An application fee is charged on application and is not refundable whether the application is successful or unsuccessful

The fees will differ according to your qualification and mode of study. SACAP is a private higher institution as such do not receive any funding from the government. The total of your fees will depend on whether you are a full-time or part time student. Fees also differ for students studying on campus versus online.

For a full breakdown of our fee structure please contact: info@sacap.edu.za or call 021 671 7692 (Cape Town & Online students) or 011 447 4939 (Johannesburg Campus).

Withdrawal Policy

“Withdrawal” refers to the termination of a student’s enrolment. Any SACAP student who wishes to permanently discontinue their studies with the College must complete a Withdrawal of Study Form and submit it to Student Services for processing.

Refund of Fees:

  • Please note that the full registration fee is non-refundable.
  • Module fees will be refunded at the rate of 100% for module(s) not commenced if written notification is received prior to the close of registration.
  • Withdrawal within one (1) week of the module’s commencement: 75% of the full module fee will be refunded.
  • Withdrawal within two (2) weeks of the module’s commencement: 50% of the full module fee will be refunded.
  • Withdrawal within three (3) weeks of the module’s commencement: 25% of the full module fee will be refunded.
  • Withdrawal requested in over three weeks of the module’s commencement will be liable for the full module fee, i.e. no refund will be granted, unless mitigating circumstances warrant full refund.

All requests for withdrawals, deferrals and extensions must be directed to Student Services for review at the Academic Review Meeting (ARM). In the case where one cannot wait for the ARM decision, the Managing Director and Academic Dean will make an informed and final decision, e.g.: in the instance of death, bereavement, or severe illness.

Extension of Study Policy

For the purpose of this policy, “extension of study” refers to a student’s request for pause or break in their studies during the course of their qualification, e.g. a term. A maximum of one academic year could be granted based on the student’s motivation and personal circumstances. Student registration fees are not waived in the case of an extension of study and are still payable in full. The following procedure is to be followed when applying for an extension of study:

  • A student requiring an extension of study is to complete an Extension of Study Request Form providing motivation for the request.
  • The completed Extension of Study Request form is to be submitted to the Student Administrator’s Office for review at the Student Review Meeting (SRM).
  • Based on the request the Student Administrator will process the extension of study.

A student’s termly registration fee will still be due and payable.

Extension Credit of Fees

  • Please note that the registration fee is non-refundable.
  • A completed Extension of Study Request form submitted prior to the close of registration: 100% of the full module fee will be credited.
  • A completed Extension of Study Request form submitted within one week of the module’s commencement: 75% of the full module fee will be credited.
  • A completed Extension of Study Request form submitted within two weeks of the module’s commencement: 50% of the full module fee will be credited.
  • A completed Extension of Study Request form submitted within three weeks of the module’s commencement: 25% of the full module fee will be credited.
  • A completed Extension of Study Request form submitted over three weeks of the module’s commencement will result in the full module fee being due and payable, i.e. no credit will be granted, unless mitigating circumstances approved by the SRM, warrant full credit.
  • Please note that refunds are only made at the end of the month.

Deferral Policy

For the purpose of this policy, “deferral” refers to the postponement of study in the module in which a student has already registered/enrolled. Within this policy, module fees are NOT REFUNDED but may be credited for future learning. Please note: Student registration fees are not waived in the case of a deferral and are still payable in full.

  • A student requesting to defer a module is to complete a Deferral Request Form.
  • The completed Deferral Request Form is to be submitted to the Student Administrator’s Office for review at the Student Review Meeting (SRM) for a final decision. Deferrals are granted on a case by case basis and ratified through the SRM.
  • Students will not be penalised for their deferrals except where the reasons for deferral are deemed unreasonable. In these instances, students who decide to unreasonably withdraw will be held liable for any outstanding fees.
  • Fees for modules already paid will be credited to the next module or trimester’s studies.
  • The maximum period of deferral is 1 trimester – if a student has not resumed contact with the College within this period, the credit will automatically be withdrawn.
  • A deferral will not be granted if the student has attended 6 or more classes of a module, unless serious mitigating circumstances apply.

Deferred module(s) will be removed off MySACAP

Deferral Credit of Fees

  • Please note that the registration fee is non-refundable.
  • A completed Deferral Request Form submitted prior to the close of registration: 100% of the full module fee will be credited.
  • A completed Deferral Request Form submitted during the week whereby study materials are released and within one week of the module’s commencemnt: 75% of the full module fee will be credited.
  • A completed Deferral Request Form submitted within two weeks of the module’s
  • commencement: 50% of the full module fee will be credited.
  • A completed Deferral Request Form submitted within three weeks of the module’s
  • commencement: 25% of the full module fee will be credited.
  • A request for deferral after three weeks is considered to be an incomplete module and no credit will be granted unless mitigating circumstances warrant it, approved by the SRM.
  • Please note that refunds are only made at the end of the month.