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GENERAL FAQs

If you haven’t paid fees, but you wish to withdraw - You will have to pay the fees charged for the programme.

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Please contact our helpful staff in the Administration Team – 0800 40FEES

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Withdrawal from a course may affect student loans/allowances. Students are responsible for informing StudyLink that they have withdrawn from their studies.

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SIT will not refund the costs of Student ID Cards, NZQA registration fee, credit registration fees and SIT2LRN administration fees.

 

Where SIT has provided materials to the student SIT will not refund the cost of those materials consumed by the Student. SIT will refund any unconsumed Materials Fee provided the student withdraws by the Withdrawal Date. SIT will not refund any of the Materials Fee if the student withdraws after the Withdrawal Date.

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FULL REFUND if withdrawal is three working days before start of class.

 

Cancelled courses: FULL REFUND if SIT cancels the course.

 

Note: SIT reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient numbers.
 

International Students - please contact the International Office for the refund and withdrawal policy for International Students
 

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The "Withdrawal Date" for each course is the earlier of:

  • 1 month after the course starts; or
  • the date at which 10% of the course has been completed.
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Students who have completed formal withdrawal processes prior to leaving SIT shall be entitled to receive a transcript from SIT detailing the papers, modules or units that have been completed.

Such transcripts shall be forwarded to students who have withdrawn at the same time as they are issued to students completing the programme, and will be forwarded to the address registered in SIT’s student management system. Unit standards successfully completed by students prior to withdrawal shall be registered with NZQA, provided that the registration fee has been paid.

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Conditions for withdrawal from a programme or course:

  1. Must be on the appropriate form
    1. Full time student: Withdrawal must be endorsed by the head of faculty
    2. Refund of fees: as per the table below
  2. Verbal notice to any staff member will not be accepted as an official notice of withdrawal from a programme or course
  3. If course fees have been paid from a student loan, any refund must be sent to StudyLink
  4. Refunds may take up to four weeks to process
  5. The following outlines refund entitlements:

Withdrawal policy

If you want to withdraw from your programme or course, you must formally withdraw by filling out a withdrawal form (available from your Enrolment information booklet or Administration). Withdrawal is confirmed from the date this form is received by Southern Institute of ​Technology.

 

 

Timing

Refund due

Administration fee

Academic record

 

 

Full time

10% or one month (whichever is the smaller) of the course date

Full

Nil

No academic Record

After the Designated Withdrawal period

Nil

Nil

Withdrawn (WD)

After 75% of course

Nil

Nil

Failure to complete Qualification

SIT2LRN Distance Students

10% or one month (whichever is the smaller) of the course date

Full

$50.00

No academic Record

After the Designated Withdrawal period

Nil

Nil

Withdrawn (WD)

After 75% of course

Nil

Nil

Failure to complete Qualification

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Any student who is planning to withdraw should consult with their programme manager or head of faculty in the first instance (except for community courses). All notices of withdrawal should be on the appropriate form.

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