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 enroll. 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 nonattendance 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’s 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.
Fee payment and enrolment
|Date of Submission of Request to Office||% of Fees Refundable of the Registrar (less charges incurred)|
|Programmes beginning at the start of the Academic year (full-time & part-time):|
|1–2 weeks from commencement of classes||90% of Tuition & Exam|
|3–5 weeks from commencement of classes||60% of Tuition & Exam|
|Beyond 5 weeks *No refund Summer Session or Programmes lasting less than 15 weeks|
|Within 1 week from commencement of classes||90% of Tuition & Exam|
|2–3 weeks from commencement of classes||60% of Tuition & Exam|
Beyond 3 weeks *No refund *Student is liable for all outstanding fees 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. A student who withdraws from a programme on Leave of Absence receives a refund of tuition and examination fees according to the fee refund Schedule.