University of the Free State Tuition Fees

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University of the Free State Tuition Fees

Fees Yearbook

Content

1. Contact details 1
2. Where to pay 2
3. Rules regarding fees 3
4. Payments prior to registration 5
5. Minimum cost charges in case of discontinuation of studies 6
6. Cancellation/discontinuation of studies 6
7. Programme prices 7
8. Other academic costs 8
9. Housing and Residence Affairs 10
10. Other fees 11

Official Address:

Please address ALL correspondence about financial matters to:

The Senior Director of Finance

University of the Free State

PO Box 339

BLOEMFONTEIN

9300

IMPORTANT: Always mention your student number in all correspondence with the university.

  1. Contact Details
  • Tuition Fees

Undergraduate students:

051 401 3003

051 401 2806

051 401 2817

051 401 9090

051 401 9670

Postgraduate students:

051 401 9537

Staff and Council Bursaries:

051 401 9668

Fax number: 051 401 3579

Email: tuitionfees@ufs.ac.za

1.2 Housing and Residence Affairs

051 401 3455

051 401 3562

  1. Where to Pay
  • ABSA BANK

Name of account: UFS Student Accounts (Tuition Fees)

Branch code: 630734

Account number: 1570 151 688

  • Reference number [use the applicable option]:

Tuition and accommodation fees: 100 directly followed by your student number

Meals: 101 directly followed by your student number

Books: 102 directly followed by your student number

  • Reference numbers for DEPOSITS

Accommodation reservation deposit: 103 directly followed by your student number

MB ChB reservation deposit: 104 directly followed by your student number

MB ChB skeleton deposit: 105 directly followed by your student number

Quantity Surveying reservation deposit: 106 directly followed by your student number

  • Electronic Fund Transfers

Register the university as beneficiary. Use the ABSA banking details in par. 2.1.

  • Facility For Online Credit Card Payments

See www.ufs.ac.za and follow the links: Students – Tuition Fees – Online Credit Card Payments.

  • Cashiers: Thakaneng Bridge, Bloemfontein Campus

Monday to Friday: 08:30–14:30

Cashiers: Admin Building, Qwaqwa Campus

Monday to Friday: 08:30–15:00

Cashiers: Admin Building, South Campus

Monday to Friday: 11:00–16:00

  • Post Office

Any branch.

Reference number: Student number only.

  • SAMBA

SAMBA card payments can be made at the cashiers at the Thakaneng Bridge.

2.7 Proof of Payment

Fax to 051 401 3579 or

Email to tuitionfees@ufs.ac.za

  1. Rules Regarding Fees
  • Errors and omissions

Although the information contained in the Yearbook has been compiled as carefully as possible, the Council and Senate accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions.

What does this mean? There may be mistakes in this document  although we hope not! If there are, the official UFS amounts and/or info apply.

  • Amendments

All university fees are determined by the Council, which may amend them at any time. The amended amount will be payable on request.

What does this mean? If the council make changes to any fees, you must pay the changed amount, and not the initial amount published in this document.

  • Fees payable

Fees are payable in full, irrespective of whether any services rendered by the university are disrupted by circumstances beyond the university’s control, such as strikes, student boycotts, public unrest or any other disruption on campus.

3.4 Payment dates

Tuition and residence fees are calculated per semester. All fees must be paid as follows, regardless of whether an account was received or not. (It is your responsibility to supply the university with your correct contact details and to make enquiries if you did not receive an account.)

Payment dates for South African students:

First semester: all fees for the first semester are payable on/before 31 March.

Second semester: all fees for the second semester are payable on/before 31 August.

Payment dates for international students:

First semester: all fees for the first semester are payable on/before 31 March.

Second semester: all fees for the second semester are payable on/before 30 June, regardless of any other date which may appear on account statements.

All other fees are payable not later than the end of the month, following the month in which the transaction took place, as indicated on the account statement, unless specifically stipulated otherwise in the regulations.

If payments are not made by the due dates:

  • interest at the prime bank rate as charged by ABSA BANK + 2% will be levied on all accounts in arrears;
  • all academic records will be withheld; and
  • International students with outstanding fees on 1 July will not be allowed to continue with their second-semester studies.

What does this mean? You must stick to payment deadlines, and make sure that you receive an account. Even if you don’t receive an account, you are still responsible for payment – claiming that you never received an account, is not an excuse.

  • Interest charged on overdue accounts

Failure to pay on the set dates shall entitle the university, irrespective of the exercising of any other rights, to charge interest on the outstanding fees at an interest rate equal to the prime bank rate levied by ABSA Bank + 2%, calculated from the date on which each amount is payable up to the date of payment.

  • Official registration

The registration of a student becomes official once the required fees have been paid and an official proof of registration has been issued to the student.

  • Fees in arrears

If a student is in arrears with the payments on any of his/her accounts at the university, the university has the right, notwithstanding any arrangements the student may have made for an extension of time or otherwise, to refuse to mark any examination papers and/or to withhold statements of results, study records, certified examination timetables and examination results, until the amounts in arrears have been paid to the university.

Conduct certificates, certified declarations, and certificates for degrees/diplomas will only be issued once all outstanding fees owing to the university, irrespective of the nature or origin thereof, have been paid to the university.

What does this mean? If your account is not paid up to date, you are not entitled to any UFS services and/or documentation. If you made payment arrangements to settle the debt, services and/or documentation will be supplied to you only after the full outstanding payment was made.