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Fees and Financial Assistance for 2018
A2018/16 - 9 Jul 2018


Principal’s Nominee
Data Manager
Finance Manager

Fees and Financial Assistance for 2018

There are no changes to fees for 2018.

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 Sept data file submission to meet 13 Sept 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 2018 NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship fees

3 December

Late financial assistance applications for transferring students and late enrolments must be included in the 1 Dec data file
Late fee applied to all 2018 enrolments with unpaid fees

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.

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

Late fee payments
If any fees remain unpaid after 13 September, 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 2018.

Only when payment is received will NCEA and other results be officially released to the New Zealand 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 3 December 2018.


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
Fax: 04 463 3115

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