SACAP Fees

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

 

Payment terms:

  • Fees paid upfront for the year (in which cash a 5% discount may be applied if payment is made two weeks before term commences), or
  • Fees paid upfront for the term (payable before the commencement of term), or
  • Deposit and monthly debit order. These amounts are detailed on your proforma invoice. The deposit must be paid and completed debited order handed in to Recruitment 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 the year, 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, refunds cannot be made to international accounts..

 

Annual Registration Fee:

Please note that once a student has been placed in class, 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.

 

Withdrawal/Deferral/Extension of Study

 Once term has started, should a student withdraw/defer/extend their studies, the fees for the term will be billed as follows:

  • Week 1 – 25% charge
  • Week 2 – 50% charge
  • Week 3 – 75% charge
  • Week 4-12 – fees charged in full

Intensive modules – once an intensive module has commenced, a student will be billed in full for the module.

Please refer to the Student Handbook for more detailed information regarding the administration of withdrawals / deferrals / extension of studies.

 

Non-payment of Fees and Temporary Restriction of Access:

a.       Debit Order payment plan:

  • Should a student’s debit order be returned as unpaid, the student will be sent an automatic notification providing 12 working days to settle the unpaid debit order.
  • Should the unpaid debit order not be settled within the 12 day grace period, the student’s MySACAP account access will betemporarily restricted until settlement is made. During this time the student will have no access to MySacap and will not be able to access resources from MySacap, submit assignments, complete exams or open book tests until settlement is made.
  • Students within the grace period will not be able to re-enrol or re-register for the next term until the unpaid debit order has been settled.
  • If, two weeks prior to the commencement of a term, any Students with an outstanding balance due (even if they are within the 12 day grace period) will be removed from their classes for the term about to commence. Students will only be able to re-enrol for those classes once the unpaid amount is settled. This will be subject to class availability.
  • Should the unpaid debit order not be settled and a second month’s debit order is returned as unpaid, the student’s entire term’s fees become due and payable, and the student may be handed over for debt collection.
  • The student may also no longer be permitted to pay by debit order and instead be required to pay the fees in full upfront for the term.

b.        Termly Payment plan:

  • Should a student not be on a debit order, the student’s fees for the term are payable in full upfront prior to the commencement of the term. Should these fees not have been paid, the student will be sent an automatic notification providing 12 working days to settle the unpaid debit order.
  • Should the full term’s fees not be settled within the 12 day grace period, the student’s MySACAP account access will be temporarily restricted until settlement is made. During this time the student will havehave no access to MySacap and will not be able to access resources from MySacap, submit assignments, complete exams or open book tests until settlement is made.
  • Students within the grace period will not be able to re-enrol or re-register for the next term until the unpaid debit order has been settled.
  • If, two weeks prior to the commencement of a term, any Students with an outstanding balance due (even if they are within the 12 day grace period) will be removed from their classes for the term about to commence. Students will only be able to re-enrol for those classes once the unpaid amount is settled. This will be subject to class availability.
  • Should the full term’s fees not be paid after 40 workings days the student may be handed over for debt collection.

c.        General:

 

Invoices and Proforma Invoices:

 Proforma invoices (quotations) are provided to students prior to the commencement of each academic year and they are based on a student’s study plan at the time of issue. Please note that should a student amend their study plan during the course of the year, this may have implications on their fees.

  • Students are invoiced on a termly basis, based on the modules they are taking in a particular term. It will thus take three terms to be fully billed for a year of study.
  • Note that a student’s account may go to zero or into credit during the course of the year between termly billings.

 

Correspondence:

 Statements are sent out on a monthly basis to students with a balance owing on their account (debit balance). Statements are available on request to students who do not have a balance outstanding (zero or credit balance).