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Fees and Financial Assistance for 2017
A2017/08 - 26 Apr 2017


Principal’s Nominee
Data Manager
Finance Manager

Fees and Financial Assistance for 2017

There are no changes to fees for 2017.

Fees for domestic candidates


Entry for all NCEA standards


Entry for each New Zealand Scholarship subject

$30.00 per subject


Fees for international fee-paying candidates


Entry for all NCEA standards


Entry for each New Zealand Scholarship subject

$102.20 per subject

Fees and financial assistance key dates

Schools are requested to set collection and processing dates for fees and financial assistance to meet the deadlines in this circular.

1 September

All financial assistance applications must be included in 1 September data file submission to meet 13 September fee payment deadline.

13 September

Due date for school payment of NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship fees to NZQA.

Early November

Letter sent to students with unpaid 2017 NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship fees.

1 December

Late financial assistance applications for transferring students and late enrolments must be included in the 1 December data file.

Late fee applied to all 2017 enrolments with unpaid fees.

Late fee payments

If any fees remain unpaid after the due date for collection by the school, students must pay these directly to NZQA. These payments may be made online or by using the candidate fee payment form.

As in previous years, NZQA will write to students advising them of unpaid fees by November 2017.

Only when payment is received will NCEA and other results be officially released to the Record of Achievement and used for qualifications.

New Zealand Scholarship candidates who have not paid their fees in full will be ineligible for a New Zealand Scholarship Award.

A late fee of $50 will be applied to all fees not paid by 1 December 2017.

Online fee payments for outside school collection cycle

If students need to pay outside the school collection cycle (eg, for mid-year University Entrance applications), they can pay online using their learner login.

Financial Assistance

The purpose of financial assistance is to ensure that fees are not a barrier to participation in national qualifications for domestic students in low-to middle-income families.

Eligibility for benefit and income based financial assistance is based on Work and Income’s Community Services Card income limits.

Financial assistance applications must be made to schools using the Application for Financial Assistance form.


Please refer any enquiries relating to this circular to your School Relationship Manager.

School Relationship Manager
School Quality Assurance and Liaison
Telephone: 04 463 3000

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