Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and a summary of the changes from the previous version of the document. Please note that the Unit Head listed on this page is the current owner of this policy and may not reflect the University position/staff member who owned this policy at the time of publication.

International Student Fees and Refunds Agreement

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Status Historic Indicates if this version of the document is in effect (Current), yet to come into effect (Future), or expired (Historic).
Effective Date 15th October 2015 This is the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 15th June 2016 The next review of this document is scheduled to commence on this date.
Approval Authority Vice-Chancellor and President The noted authority approved this is version of the document.
Approval Date 8th October 2015 This is the date on which this version of the document was approved by the authorised authority.
Expiry Date 1st November 2015 This is the date on which this version expires. It may still apply, conditionally, after this date.
Unit Head Linda Taylor
Pro Vice-Chancellor, International
This is the officer generally responsible for day to day administrative matters.
Author Geza Karacsony

This is the author of record for this version of the document.
Enquiries Contact Linda Taylor
Pro Vice-Chancellor, International
General enquiries should be directed to the officer/area listed.

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

Major changes to non-refundable deposits for packaged students to safeguard UWS's Streamline visa Processing risk index. A higher deposit amount is expected to deter applicants who are not Genuine Temporary Entrants or Genuine Students and therefore carry a higher risk of visa refusal by the department of immigration.

Moving the refund process out of the agreement into the Procedures sections of the policy.

Additional revisions: non-refundable deposit for non-TAFE partners reduced to $5,000.

The reduction necessitated a refund scale for preliminary courses in a package delivered by UScollege or US International College. These refund amounts are modelled on existing Navitas examples and are contained in a table at the end of the document.

Clauses Amended

Policy: All

Procedure: All