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Statement from the Senior Executive Team on 2016 fees

- Wits University

Clarification on the payment of fees due by end of March 2016.

There are many students who are seeking clarity on the payment of fees that are due on the 31st of March 2016, especially those who signed the initial fee waiver earlier this year.

Students who can pay

The University is encouraging all students who can afford to pay their outstanding fees to do so by the end of March, which is the date upon which all fees for the year are due.

Students who cannot afford to pay

Students who cannot afford to pay their fees by the 31st of March 2016 should sign an Acknowledgement of Debt (AOD) at the Fees Office and enter into a payment plan to prevent interest from being added to their account. If students adhere to the payment plan, no interest will be charged.

Students who sign the AOD:

 -        WILL NOT BE DEREGISTERED,

-        WILL NOT BE BARRED FROM CAMPUSES,

-        WILL NOT BE FINANCIALLY EXCLUDED,

-        WILL NOT HAVE THEIR CARDS DEACTIVATED, AND

-        WILL NOT HAVE INTEREST CHARGED TO THEIR ACCOUNT IF THEY ADHERE TO THE PAYMENT PLAN.

Students who do not sign the AOD, WILL NOT BE DEREGISTERED but interest may be charged to their accounts.

We believe that these arrangements will go a long way towards helping students to obtain the funds required to pay their student fees by the end of the year.

We are doing all that we can to assist students wherever possible through scholarships, bursaries, financial aid and fundraising. However, we also need to manage the University’s finances carefully in order to keep the University sustainable.

Please check your Wits student email account for regular updates. Please also check your fee statement on the student self-service portal.

Should you have any queries, please call (011) 717-1888 or email FeesOffice.Finance@wits.ac.za. Dedicated personnel will be available from tomorrow at the Fees Office to explain payment plan options and to assist you in signing the AOD.

Please visit the Fees Office well before the last day of March 2016, to avoid congestion.

Thank you 

SENIOR EXECUTIVE TEAM

10 MARCH 2016

 

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