TUITION 2024

FEE SCHEDULE FOR 2024

Unless specified, all fees are in South African Rands (ZAR)

FIRST YEAR TUITION FEE SCHEDULE FOR 2024

Programme Title
Type of Programme
First Year Credit Load
Cost per Credit
Registration Fee (two semesters)
1st Semester Cost
2nd Semester Cost
Annual Cost (two semesters)
Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting
Degree
60 + 56 = 116
R502
R2860
R30 120
R28 112
R61 092
Bachelor of Business Administration in Management
Degree
60 + 68 = 128
R502
R2860
R30 120
R34 136
R67 116
Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management
Degree
68 + 68 = 136
R502
R2860
R34 136
R34 136
R71 132
Bachelor of Arts in Communication: Corporate Communication
Degree
60 + 60 = 120
R502
R2860
R30 120
R30 120
R63 100
Bachelor of Arts in Communication: Media Studies
Degree
56 + 60 = 116
R502
R2860
R28 112
R30 120
R61 092
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology: Counselling
Degree
64 + 64 = 128
R502
R2860
R32 128
R32 128
R67 116
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology: Industrial Psychology
Degree
68 + 68 = 136
R502
R2860
R34 136
R34 136
R71 132
Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching
Degree
68 + 60 = 128
R502
R2860
R34 136
R30 120
R67 116
Bachelor of Arts in Theology
Degree
68 + 60 = 128
R502
R2860
R34 136
R30 120
R67 116
Higher Certificate in Office Management
Higher Certificate
72 + 68 = 140
R289
R2860
R20 808
R19 652
R43 320
Foundation Year – BA in Communication
Foundation
56 + 48 = 104
R345
R2860
R19 320
R16 560
R38 740
Foundation Year – BA in Psychology
Foundation
48 + 60 = 108
R345
R2860
R16 560
R20 700
R40 120
Foundation Year – BA in Theology
Foundation
44 + 60 = 104
R345
R2860
R15 180
R20 700
R38 740
Foundation Year – BBA in Management & BCom in HRM
Foundation
60 + 60 = 120
R345
R2860
R20 700
R20 700
R42 880
Foundation Year – BCom in Accounting
Foundation
60 + 60 = 120
R345
R2860
R20 700
R20 700
R42 880
Foundation Year – BEd in Foundation Phase Teaching
Foundation
48 + 60 = 108
R345
R2860
R16 560
R20 700
R40 120

DISCLAIMERS:

  • Sundry costs not included.
  • Errors and omissions excepted.

NOTE: The following payment options and discounts apply to new students registering for their first year of study at HCHE

REGISTRATION

In order to register for your chosen programme there is an initial payment. This fee varies slightly according to the overall cost of your programme (degree, higher certificate or foundation):

  1. Degree: First Semester Registration Fee + Tuition Down Payment = R1430 + R3570 = R5000
  2. Higher Certificate: First Semester Registration Fee + Tuition Down Payment = R1430 + R1570 = R3000
  3. Foundation Year: First Semester Registration Fee + Tuition Down Payment = R1430 + R1570 = R3000

NOTE: It is in the college’s as well as the student’s interest to register early rather than later. Please pay attention to the following:

  1. The registration fee of R1430 is waived if a student registers for the 2024 January intake, prior to 15 December 2023. The fee to register remains the same (R5000 for Degree Programmes and R3000 for the Higher Certificate and Foundation Year Programmes), but the entire amount is now designated for tuition fees.
  2. Early registration guarantees the student’s place in their chosen programme.
  3. Students are formally registered once this fee is paid and will be provided with a confirmation of registration document. They may hence apply for financial assistance to financial institutions and sponsors for the forthcoming year on the strength of this confirmation of registration.
  4. Registered students are given priority when applying for accommodation at the college. Note, however, that accommodation fees and payment plans are not part of the tuition fee schedule.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

  1. Full Payment before 15 December 2023 (15% discount)

A student who pays for the 2024 first semester in full before 15 December 2023 will be charged at 2023 rates (a 5% reduction on the 2024 tuition fees) and will also receive a 5% discount for paying before classes commence in 2024 (see point 2 below). In addition, since the student will therefore have registered in 2023, the registration fee (R1430 per semester) will be waived. This payment option is equivalent in total to a discount of approximately 15%. A student may pay for just the first semester or the full year (first and second semesters) utilising this discount option.

  1. Full Payment in Advance (5% discount)

A student who pays for the semester in full before classes commence in January 2024 (after 15 December 2023) will receive a 5% discount on the total tuition fee for the semester. Similarly, a student who pays in advance before classes commence for the second semester in July 2024 will also receive a 5% discount on the total semester tuition fee.

  1. Monthly Payment Plan

For the January intake, an initial payment of R5000 for degrees, R3000 for foundation and higher certificate programmes, is payable before or at registration (see above). The balance of the fees will be divided into a 10-month payment plan, from February to November and will be accomplished via a debit order. It is possible that the debit order amount may need to be slightly adjusted in July 2024 according to the student’s second semester credit load.

  1. Unique Payment Plan

Students may have unique challenges with regard to their financial situation. In this case, it is important to be in touch with the finance department early in order to work out a payment plan that is sustainable.

ACCOMODATION FEES: 

Financial arrangements must be made before a student can be admitted into the residence. 10% of the semester’s dormitory fee should be paid before students are granted access to their rooms. A room can only be booked if the student account is settled in full. International students must pay for the full semester in advance.

Per Semester
Per Person
Per Annum
Per Person
Down Payment
10%/annum or
20%/semester
One Person in a Room
(Note 7)
R19 400 R38 800 R3 880
Two People in a room R12 127 R24 254 R2 425
Refundable Room Deposit (Note 9) R970
Curtain Rental R350
Use of washing machine R250 R500
*Cleaning fee R1000

*Should the student leave the residences without  removing their personal belongings and the room cleaned, the cleaning fee will be charged.

NOTES: 

  1. All students who would like to stay in the residences are required to make a down payment of 10% per annum or 20% per semester of the fee to secure a room in advance (R2425 for a shared room, or R3880 for a single room). Note that this is separate from the refundable room deposit, 8.8 below. Please note that this amount is only effective if the student account is cleared from the previous semester.
  2. All students are to load money onto their student cards to purchase meals from the Cafeteria.
  3. Please note that money for meals is to be paid directly into the student’s personal bank account.
  4. Students who have balances on deposits for the “pay as you eat” option may carry their balances forward to the next semester, or be refunded.
  5. Students who have refrigerators in their rooms will be charged an additional fee of R300 per month from 2024.
  6. Please note that students will not be allowed to change their boarding options during the semester.
  7. The single room option is based on availability and preference will be given to senior students.
  8. The residence room deposit will be refunded to the student after withdrawing or graduating from the College, provided the room is left in good order. Reasonable wear and tear excepted.
  9. All credit balances are to remain on students’ accounts until they graduate or withdraw from the College. The credit balance will then be returned to the original depositor.
  10. Interest at a rate of 0.5% per month will be levied on any accounts older than 30 days.

Account details

Account name: Helderberg College of Higher Education NPC
Bank Name: ABSA Bank
Type of account: Current Account
Account No.: 406 039 4706
Branch Code: 632 005
Swift Code: ABSAZAJJCCT
Reference: Full Student Name or Student number
Kindly email proof of payment to finadmin@hche.ac.za