Refunds

Students who have overpaid on their account are required to submit receipts and invoice and complete a Refund Request Form at the Accounts Receivable unit to initiate the process of refund. Cheques will normally be available within at least 10 – 15 working days from the date of receipt of the refund request. Refunds to students who have received scholarship, grants, students’ loan or any other financial assistance will not be processed until the funds have been received by the University.

Fee Refund Policy – (in cases of Withdrawal/ Leave of Absence)

The University of Technology, Jamaica projects expenses for the provision of services to students prior to the beginning of each programme, based on the number of students who have indicated their intention to enrol. Normally, these expenses are not subject to change at short notice. Students who cancel their enrolment prior to the beginning of the programme or withdraw during the Semester/
Summer Session may deprive others of the opportunity to gain entry for the particular Year/Summer Session or may create vacancies that cannot be filled.

If a student needs to cancel his/her enrolment or withdraw from the University, he or she must give written notice to the Registrar’s Office. Informing a faculty member of non-attendance at classes, or withdrawal, does not constitute official notification or approval. Written approval from the Registrar is required in order for a refund to be considered under the University Refund Policy. Students desirous of withdrawing are required to complete a “Faculty Student Academic Affairs Committee Request” form and submit it to the Registrar Office.

Any student who withdraws from a programme without obtaining permission from the Academic Board will be deemed to have abandoned his/her studentship and will be subject to the University’s formal re-admission process. Fees outstanding for the year of withdrawal or leave of absence must be settled before readmission is granted. Any refund of fees will be in accordance with the Fee Refund Policy outlined herein. Requests for refunds outside of the stipulated schedule will not be entertained.

The date on which the withdrawal request is received at the Registrar’s Office will be used as the withdrawal date for computing any refund. Requests by mail will be dated according to the postmark.

The Finance and Business Services Office refunds tuition fees within six weeks, provided that all information and documents have been submitted. Refunds are based on the assessment of charges incurred, e.g., administrative fees, and not upon the amount paid. Refund payments are made by cheque in the name of the student, unless he or she directs otherwise.

A student who is expelled or suspended will not be entitled to any fee refund. Students who write to the University Registrar and are granted permission to withdraw from a programme or who are granted Leave of Absence, receive a refund of tuition and examination fees according to the Schedule on page 75.

Tuition, Accommodation and Examination Refund Payment Schedule

Date of Submission of Request to Office of the Registrar (less charges incurred)

% of Fees Refundable

Programmes beginning at the start of the Academic year (full-time & part-time):

1–10 working days from commencement of classes

90% of Tuition & Exam

15–25 working days from commencement of classes

60% of Tuition & Exam

Beyond 25 working days

*No refund

Students in Courses of Study Lasting Less than 15 Weeks

Within 5 working days from commencement of classes 

90% of Tuition & Exam

10–15 working days from commencement of classes

60% of Tuition & Exam

Beyond 15 working days

*No refund

* Student is liable for all outstanding fees.

Note: Students who have part paid fees and have applied for withdrawal with permission, after the specified deadlines outlined above, will not be entitled to a refund and will be required to pay the fees due before they resume their course of study.