What will I be charged for the SSL in 2020?

The information below will help you understand what the Student Services Levy will be for you in 2020.

Part-time student taking one paper and study on campus:
The SSL fee is set at $7.25 per point. This means if you’re taking a paper that’s 15 points, you will be invoiced $108.75 for the SSL. If you choose to add a paper/s you’ll be charged $7.25 per point. These charges will automatically appear on your invoice, you won’t have to apply for a rebate.

Part-time student taking one distance paper:  
As distance students don’t have access to the full range of on-campus services funded through the SSL you will only pay 20% of the per point rate – that works out to be $1.45 per point. This means if you’re taking one distance paper that’s 15 points you will be invoiced $21.75. If you choose to add a distance paper/s you will be charged $1.45 per point. These charges will automatically appear on your invoice, you won’t have to apply for a rebate.

Distance is defined as enrolments on courses with site codes D (Distance), N (Nelson), R (Rotorua), or Y (New Plymouth). Points for distance courses do not count towards the maximum cap of 150 points.

Full-time student studying some papers on campus and some papers by distance:
Full-time students studying a mix of distance papers and on campus papers are charged $7.25 per point for the papers you’re taking on campus and 20% of the per point rate ($1.45 per point) for the distance papers. These charges will automatically appear on your invoice, you won’t have to apply for a rebate.

Distance is defined as enrolments on courses with site codes D (Distance), N (Nelson), R (Rotorua), or Y (New Plymouth). 

Full-time Teaching Graduate Diploma student studying 135 points in one academic year:
Full-time Teaching Graduate Diploma students are charged $7.25 per academic point. This means you will pay $978.75.

Full-time student studying 180 points in one academic year:
The SSL fee is set at $7.25 per point. However, the SSL has been capped at 150 points, this means you won’t have to pay any more than $1,087.50 no matter how many points above 150 you enrol for.

Student decides to withdraw from some courses and do them next year instead:
You will be fully refunded for the courses you’ve withdrawn from as long as you withdraw in the Withdrawal with Full Refund period (see www.canterbury.ac.nz/enrol/change/ for key dates and information about withdrawing from papers). You will be charged for the points you take following year.

Student decides to withdraw after Withdrawal with Full Refund (WDFR) date but before the Final Date to Withdraw with No Refund (WD) date: 
If you need to withdraw between WDFR and WD because of medical or exceptional circumstances you will need to apply for a refund. If this is approved by the University you will receive a 50% refund of the SSL you have paid. 

Student is a Canterbury Tertiary Alliance (CTA) staff member with an approved CTA form:
Your student services levy is 50% of the full charge. This means if you are taking one paper on campus that’s 15 points you will pay around $54.38.

Student is a UC staff member:
If you’re a UC staff member you will have to pay the SSL unless a staff fee waiver is formally approved by the University.

PhD student has been approved to study extramurally:
Students who wish to study off campus need approval from the Postgraduate Office to study extramurally first. Once you have approval you will not pay the SSL for the period of time you are studying off campus.

Postgraduate student receives approval in advance for a suspension:   
As long as you receive approval in advance for a suspension you will be exempt from the SSL. This is applied on a pro-rata monthly basis for the period of suspension. You won’t have to apply for a rebate.

Postgraduate thesis student submits their thesis early:
If you submit your thesis early the SSL is refunded for the balance of your enrolment in whole months only. For example if you had three months and two days left to complete your thesis, your refund is for the period of three months. 

The following students do not have to pay the SSL:

  • STAR students
  • Online students studying outside of NZ

These exemptions are automatically applied – you will not have to apply for rebates.