Fees and study costs

Programme fees and study costs

The programme fees found on this website and in the brochures are indicative only. Your final study costs will depend on a number of factors including the courses you select to study.

If you have any questions about fees and study costs please feel free to contact the faculty for your programme.

International students should contact MIT International for the latest international programme fee information.

Payment of fees

It is your responsibility to pay all fees and charges relating to your enrolment, and to meet all collection charges with debt recovery.

Attendance at any class without the full fees having been paid is a breach of Institute policy, and the Institute may take such steps as necessary to collect outstanding fees. Refunds and withdrawals will be processed in accordance with Student Regulations.

Fees should be paid in full or arrangements made for payment e.g. applying for a student loan by the start of the programme.

Ways to pay your fees

There are several ways you can pay your fees.

Pay by cash, cheque or credit card

Cash (including EFTPOS) and credit card payments (Visa, Mastercard) are handled by the Cashier's Office which is located in the Information Centre.

The Cashier's Office is open on Monday to Friday from 8.00am - 4.00pm (closed public holidays).

For further information on fee payments, read the Student Regulations handbook found on the student regulations and policies page.

Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF)

The Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF) is a levy included in the indicative course fees.  The fee funds key services for students to assist their success, retention and overall wellbeing while studying at MIT. All students, except distance and exchange students, must pay the fee and can borrow the amount against their student loan.

What the fee covers

The fee supports the provision of the following student services:

Advocacy and legal advice

Independent and confidential support, advice and advocacy services. This includes providing support and assistance for legal matters, student complaints, student misconducts, disciplinary action, harassment, support for meetings with lecturers about difficulties with courses or attendance, grade appeals, understanding MIT rules and policies.

Careers information, advice and guidance

Careers information, individual CV support and workshops, interview practice, internship preparation and careers counselling are all provided for the students. This year we will also provide psychometric testing.

Employment information

We have links with employers and are a central point for industry vacancies. The careers and employment team also prepare the students for interviews by offering advice on speaking, clothing and deportment.

Pastoral care

Pastoral care is provided for students and involves support with WINZ and Studylink, accommodation, facilitating meetings with external community or social services providers, absentees, relationship issues, and assistance for students experiencing social, cultural, financial hardship.

Financial support and advice

A student financial assistance fund is available to assist students in overcoming financial barriers that are directly related to and adversely affect their current course of study.

Health and counselling services

The Health and Counselling Centre is available for students to access as needed. Doctors, nurses and counsellors offer a variety of services from medical assistance to guidance.

Clubs and societies, sports, recreation and cultural activities

We support students to organise clubs, find venues and organise events. We organise regular on-campus student events, orientation, cultural and social, recreational activities across our main campuses.

How the fee was used for the year ended 31 December 2016 PDF, 388.35 KB

2018 fee

The CSSF for 2018 was set at $174 (GST exclusive) per domestic full-time student and $177 (GST exclusive) per international full-time student. The fee will be less for students studying part time.

Decision making process

MIT consulted with students on the 2018 Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF), through student representatives of the MIT Student Council and Student Executive Voice. The 2018 CSSF fee was accepted at the Student Council meeting held on 12 July 2017. In advance of this meeting, MIT consulted with, and provided information to the Student Council and Student Executive Voice about the services the fee supports to consider how to set the fee.  

If students wish to be involved or provide feedback on how the CSSF is set or used, please contact your student representatives on studentcouncil@manukau.ac.nz or studentvoice@manukau.ac.nz