Fees & Discounts: Policies & Procedures
All fees are due and payable at registration.
This is a one-time non-refundable fee paid by an individual seeking admission to
Pre-Acceptance Security Deposit
All new students are required to make a cash deposit before receiving their letter
of acceptance. The deposit is held as security until students sever their connection
with the university, at which time they receive a full refund, provided no outstanding
bills remain. Details regarding deposits are available from the Financial Affairs.
Breach of Contract
Students will be registered for courses as their sources of funding dictate. As
a result, students are liable for all fees associated with all courses for which
they are registered at the end of the add/drop period. If fees are not paid in full
by the end of the contract period, all courses will be subject to cancellation and
monies paid to the University will be lost.
A student who begins registration, but fails to complete it, and then withdraws,
will be charged a handling fee equivalent to the general fee. When a student withdraws
during a semester, the semester's charge for boarding becomes due and payable. Refund
of deposits is issued only after a final statement for the student is available.
Payment should therefore be expected 30 to 45 days after the student leaves the
The sum to be refunded will be calculated only on Tuition and applicable lab changes
based on the following:
- Up to two weeks
- Two to four weeks
- Over four weeks
In addition to its residence halls the University has a limited number of furnished
apartments, which are available to married students, and only by the special exemption
the Vice President for Finance & Industries to matured unmarried students. The University
also has access to unfurnished one-bedroom studio apartments and two-bedroom flats,
which are privately owned, and whose rates are set by the landlord involved. The
same policy applies as regards married and unmarried students. Rent agreements and
deposits must be signed and paid before any apartment is assigned.
Late Registration Fee
Students who do not complete registration during the registration period will be
charged $1000 on the first day and $500 each additional day until two weeks after
the semester has begun.
I.D. Card Replacement
Each student is issued an identification card, which certifies that he/she is enrolled
as a student at the University. There is no charge for the original card. A non-refundable
fee of $375 is required for replacement. This identification card bears the student's
photograph and is required for registration, all financial transactions, library
privileges, entrance to campus activities and other identification purposes.
This fee shall be assessed according to degree level (post graduate or undergraduate),
and shall include the cost of the diploma and rental of academic regalia. Additional
fees may be charged for optional graduation-related activities.
Cash Withdrawals & Refunds
Cash paid in advance on students' accounts may not be withdrawn without the written
permission of the individual or organization which originally made the payments.
It is expected that such withdrawals will be rare, and that financial sponsors will
provide students with allowances for incidental personal expenses. However, bona
fide emergencies will be given consideration when accounts show consistent credit
WHERE TO PAY
- Any Paymaster or Bill Express
- Any Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) branch, or Scotia online bill payment
- Any National Commercial Bank (NCB) branch
- The NCU Cashier (8:15-4:00 Mon-Thur. & Fri. 8:15-1:00). Payments are accepted using
only bank cards or manager’s cheques or cashier’s cheques. Cheques should be made
payable to Northern Caribbean University.
- Payments may also be made online through the university’s site.
- If accounts are being settled by mail, following the guidelines on cheques, letters
should be addressed to the Director, Student Finance, Northern Caribbean University,
Manchester Road, Mandeville, Jamaica WI.
A discount of five per cent (5%) of the tuition charges is given where the expenses
for two children from one family are being paid by the same person, and ten per
cent (10%) is allowed for three or more children. Discounts are not retroactive,
and will be granted only to those whose accounts are kept in balance.