There are lots of different ways to pay your tuition fees. Check the options and choose the method that's right for you.
Your tuition fees must be paid at least seven days before the start of your programme. Some programmes have special deadlines for fee payment, so please take note of these to ensure your place in the class. Full details regarding payment of fees and refunds are available in the Admission, Enrolment and Fees Policy.
Please do not send any payments until you receive your fee invoice or you have confirmed the amount payable by logging into myRecords via MyPortal.
Fees for short courses are payable immediately upon submission of your Short Course Enrolment Form or Application/Enrolment Form for New Students. A tax invoice and receipt will be issued once your enrolment has been processed.
If your fees are overdue, you potentially will not be able to access MyPortal. If you are having trouble with your payments, please contact us.
To pay your fees in person, please visit a cashier located in Building 180, Mt Albert campus or Building 510, Waitākere campus (View Unitec maps). Payment may be made by cheque, EFTPOS, or credit card. Please note we do not accept cash.
Cheques should be made out to Unitec Institute of Technology and include the student's name and Student ID number written on the back of the cheque.
Unitec Institute of Technology
Private Bag 92025
Victoria Street West
Online (by credit card)
Login to MyPortal using your Unitec network username and password and open "Student Self Service" from the menu on the left.
In the Finances section, click on "make a payment" and follow the on-screen instructions.
Online (internet banking)
Payments can be made directly to Unitec Institute of Technology bank account via online banking. Note, processing of your payment can take up to 3 days before it will appear in your student account.
Account number: 06 0287 0317573 00
Reference: Student ID number (E.g. 1234567) plus a short description of what you are paying for (E.g. fees, insurance, visa, rent etc.)
Payment by student loan
A student loan can help you pay for your tertiary education but it is a loan that you must pay back. You can get a student loan to cover compulsory fees, course-related costs and living costs.
You need to apply for your student loan before the semester/term starts. Otherwise you may incur late payment fees that are not covered by your student loan.
To be eligible to apply for a student loan, you need to be a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, refugee or protected person (under the Immigration Act 2009).
In addition, the programme you are studying must be:
- Approved by the Tertiary Education Commission; and
- Full time and 32 weeks or longer (or limited full-full time with approval); or
- Part-time - Minimum enrolment (12 weeks).
If you are an international student, it is important you only pay your tuition fees for Unitec Institute of Technology after receiving your Offer of Place (or after receiving your Approval in Principle Visa where applicable). Payment of your tuition fees indicates your acceptance of the offer into the programme of study.
The tuition fee payable is indicated on your Offer of Place letter and instructions on how to pay your tuition and other fees are also included. Your Offer of Place will detail your tuition fees, insurance and any other fee in New Zealand dollars per academic year.
Both new and returning students need to pay as soon as possible to allow time to apply for your new or returning student visa. Once Unitec has received your payment, the official Unitec Fee Payment receipt to you or your agent and Immigration New Zealand.
See our Admission, Enrolment and Fees Policy for detailed information on payment dates.
Please contact the International Office if you have any queries.