Durban University of Technology Fees 2024/2025

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Durban University of Technology Fees 2024/2025

Durban University of Technology Fees 2024/2025 – The fees rules apply to all students registered with the Durban University of Technology

TUITION FEES ACADEMIC YEAR

RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE UNIVERSITY’S STUDENT FEES

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PAYMENT PROCEDURES

1.1 First Instalment (Non-Residence Students)

The following first instalment is compulsory on the day of registration:

1.3.1 Annual Students

Tuition Only

R 4 200.00

1.3.2 Semester Students

Tuition Only

R 2 570.00

NB: Single registration students will be charged the annual 1st instalment (ie those students who are registering for both 1st and 2nd semester at the beginning of the year)

First Instalment (Residence Students)

The following first instalment is compulsory on the day of registration:

1.3.3 Annual Students

Tuition plus Residence

R 8 480.00

1.3.4 Semester Students

Tuition plus Residence

R 5 190.00

N.B.1. NSFAS students are required to pay their family contributions if any before the exam results are released.

2. The first instalment, for students studying towards a formal programme at the Durban University of Technology, excludes any deposits, additional subject levies, Administration & Transport levies that may be required by Academic Departments / Campuses and residence fees or back paymentsMidlands Campuses may increase the minimum amount payable to include transport levy, etc. Thereafter students are required to pay their Tuition and Residence fees according to the fee instalment plans set out on pages 13 and 14.

2.1 The first instalment for students studying towards formal and non-formal programmes through the Business Studies Unit is determined by the Department concerned.

2.2 In the event of the fees costing less than the first instalment requested by the University, the lesser amount will be payable on registration.

N.B.Please see acceptance letters for details as more stringent requirements exist for some programmes, i.e. IMM, ICB, etc.

Self-Funding Courses & Experiential Learning Registration

Payments for the above courses is required in full on the day of Registration (including the First Instalment/Student Services Levy Amount, where applicable).

PAYMENT OF FEES

Cashiers (Fees Office)

Please note that no monies should be paid to the University’s officials other than the official cashiers (fees office) at the various campuses. Students must insist on an official receipt as proof of payment. Failure to adhere to this procedure will absolve this University of any liability.

Postal Payments

All postal payments must be addressed to the Chief Finance Officer, P.O. Box 1334, Durban, 4000 and to no other address. Payments should not be addressed to any particular person and must be made out in the name of the University. Avoid forwarding banknotes and coins through the post. Please note: That any postal payment should include at least the following minimum information: – Surname, Initials, Identity Number, Date of Birth, Course Description, Student Number and Details of Payment.

TO BANKS

Direct deposits limit the amount of cash on the University premises and consequently, students who do not pay their fees directly into the listed bank can expect to spend a considerable amount of time standing in queues at the cashiers.

Standard Bank

Account Number: 05050 5416

Branch Code: 040126

Students who have a valid student number are to deposit fees directly into the Universities Standard Bank account using the prescribed M65 (deposit slip) form. These forms are available at registration venues, cashier’s offices and the DUT website. The M65 deposit slip will also accompany the accounts/statements posted.

N.B. 1. The bank will refuse deposits in the above account if invalid student numbers are supplied.

2.Only bank guaranteed cheques will be accepted using the M65 form.

3.Students to please note that a two working day period after the date of deposit is required before the Student account is automatically credited.

Payment for subject additions

After the dates for the final instalment (refer page 13) has expired, registration of additional subjects will only be allowed on condition that these subjects are paid in advance, in cash/cheque or credit card.

MINIMUM FINANCIAL COMMITMENTS ON REGISTRATION

2.1 No student will be registered on presentation of anything other than the minimum required amount (see paragraph 1.1), a letter of authority from an acceptable employer or sponsor, loan and/or bursary documents must be originals(photocopies or faxes are not acceptable), authorised and properly approved by the issuing authorities. An application for a loan or bursary is NOT acceptable.

2.2 Any fee defaulter from previous years wishing to re-register must comply with the following conditions in order to register: –

2.2.1 All arrears must be paid in full, in cash, through EFT/Internet banking (subject to clearance into DUT bank account), using DUT online credit card facility, or by a bank-guaranteed cheque. Please note that students, who have been handed over, have to settle their fees with the Debt Collectors.

2.2.2 No letter of authority, debit orders, bursary or loan documents will be accepted in these circumstances. Companies sponsoring these students are required to pay the arrears in full before the documentation for the current registration will be considered.

2.2.3 In the event of the employer not paying, the student will be held liable for fees and penalties, as the official contract (the registration form) is between the Durban University of Technology and the Student/Guarantor/Surety.

3 METHODS OF PAYMENT

3.1 Cash

This method of payment will be accepted at any official University’s cashier’s office.

3.2 Cheques

Cheques must be made payable to the Durban University of Technology and must be crossed “not transferable”. In event of a cheque being dishonored (‘refer to drawer’), a R300 penalty will be added to the student’s fee account. Thereafter, a repayment of fees will be acceptable only in cash or by a bank guaranteed cheque. Post-dated cheques are not acceptable. No personal cheques will be accepted

3.3 Credit Cards/Debit Cards

Credit (Master Card / VISA) and Debit cards will be accepted. This facility is available throughout the year at the official cashiers’ offices on the Durban and Midlands campus respectively. You may complete the attached credit card form on page 25 and submit to the Durban or Midlands Finance Cashier’s office.

3.4 Postal Orders and Money Orders

Postal and money orders should be made payable to the Durban University of Technology. Please retain stubs as proof of payment.

3.5 Letters of Authority

Letters of authority and bursaries will be accepted only from pre-approved companies. A letter of authority applies only where a student’s employer pays fees. Similar letters must be produced in the case of bursaries or loans. A detailed verification of the sponsor/employer, as well as confirmation of the Student’s sponsorship will be conducted before approving the letter of authority. In the event of an employer or bursar not paying, the student will be held liable for fees and penalties as the official contract (registration form) is between Durban University of Technology and the student.

Employers should supply each student with a separate letter of authority. The University does not involve itself in disputes between the employer and the employee. Accounts are sent to both students and employer/donors. Payments by employers/donors should include detail list of the distribution of the total payment.

3.6 Direct Deposit/Payments

Any student with an official University student number can make a deposit at the bank mentioned in 1.4 above using the prescribed ‘M65’ deposit slip, which is available from the Finance Department or on the University website. The ‘M65’ deposit slip will also accompany all accounts posted and students are to ensure a copy is faxed/emailed to:

M. L. Sultan, City & Brickfield Campus Students

031

– 373 5440

Steve Biko, Ritson & Mansfield Campus Students

031

– 373 2653

Midlands and Indumiso Campus Students

033

– 845 8869

Debtors Email Address

debtors@dut.ac.za

NB: The bank will refuse deposits if an invalid student number is supplied.

3.7 UNESCO Coupons

Students from countries with non-convertible currency can purchase coupons from the National Commission for UNESCO in their national currency at the official UN exchange rate applicable on the day of purchase, in their country. These coupons can then be presented to the Universities’ Cashiers’ office for onward transmission to the UNESCO offices for conversion, to settle their University fees. An undertaking needs to be completed together with relevant details in order to forward to UNESCO offices. Student fees, less all courier and bank charges, will be credited once the University receives the funds from UNESCO into the university’s Bank account. This process takes approximately 7 to 14 working days.

3.8 ABSA Online Payments

Absa account holders can create DUT as a beneficiary in their Absa account. Payments can then be made directly into the University’s Bank account with Student Number as reference. Monies paid through this method requires 2 working days before reflecting on the account.

3.9 Online E-Payment facility via Credit Card

The University has implemented an Electronic Payment system where by students are now able to pay via credit card to settle their fees. To access this option, Students should log on to the student portal (http://www.dut.ac.za/student_portal), thereafter click on the Student Self Service – (Reg. and Results) tab where they would be prompted to enter their student number and pin. Upon log- in the student will be prompted by Online Guides when clicking on the DUT E-Payments System to make payments.

3.10 Debit Orders

The attached debit order form and Mandate on page 23 and 24 can be completed and submitted to the Finance (Student Fees office) at Durban and Midlands Campus. The following documentation is required to complete a Debit Order: –

  • Certified Copy of Identity Document of individual responsible for payment of fees
  • Three (3) Months Bank Statement of individual responsible for payment of fees
  • Proof of Employment of individual responsible for payment of fees

N.B.: DEBIT ORDER payment system: students will have their interest reversed if they do not default on payment dates.

Durban University of Technology Fees

The student undertakes to make payment of all fees on or before the final instalment date, failing which he / she may be subject to: –

  1. Not being permitted to sit for any summative tests, examinations or not receiving official exam results.
  2. Not be allowed to receive his/her qualification.
  3. Not be allowed to graduate.
  4. Interest will be charged on all overdue instalment amounts at 2% per month in accordance with the National Credit Act.
  5. Be handed over to the Universities Debt Collectors and still be liable for the full fees payable which includes Debt Collectors charges.

If the student is in receipt of a bursary awarded for the year of study by a sponsor, and in the event of the sponsor not paying the student’s fees, the student then undertakes to make payment of all fees on or before the final date, failing which he / she may be subject to: –

  1. Not being permitted to sit for any summative tests, examinations or not receiving his/her official exam results.
  2. Not be allowed to receive his/her qualification.
  3. Not be allowed to graduate.
  4. Interest will be charged on all overdue instalment amounts at 2% per month in accordance with the National Credit Act.
  5. Be handed over to the Universities Debt Collectors and still be liable for the full fees payable, which includes Debt Collectors charges

The onus rests on the students to ensure that payments from sponsors are received timeously.

Any bursaries awarded and received by the University shall first be applied to any monies outstanding for the full academic year prior to any refund being considered.

The onus rests on the students to ensure fees are settled timeously and is not reliant on the university sending statements. If students have not received statements two weeks prior to the due dates, they may obtain their latest fee statements via: The Student Portal, DUT4life email address, Campus kiosk machines or the Finance Department.

The University reserves the right to adjust fees during the academic year.

The onus rests on the student to ensure they are correctly registered for the academic year.

The university reserves the right to withhold the certificate until after the graduation ceremony if fees are still outstanding.

All fees are payable in full regardless of whether the academic programme is interrupted by factors beyond the university’s control – such as strikes, student boycotts, civil unrest, natural disasters or any other disruption on campus. No Pro-Rated fee requests will be entertained under these circumstances as the University ensures the syllabus/curriculum is completed before the examination dates.

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