The registration process includes fee payment, which is to be made in full by Registration Day. Vouchers provided by the College are to be used when making payments at the Bank indicated. Each voucher consists of four parts. The Bank will keep one part and you are to keep the ‘Students copy”. Please ensure that the Bank stamps your payment voucher. The “School” and “File” copies of the Voucher are to be presented at the Registration Centre or the office of the Director of Finance. Note, too, that fees are payable on a per semester basis (i.e., 50% of the annual fee is payable in full each semester). If you are sponsored (e.g. SLB, NYS, JAMVAT, Scholarship or Member of Parliament, etc), you must submit documentary proof of such sponsorship at Registration, to enable you to complete the process.
Fees for Residential Students
Fees for residential students include accommodation and meals in an inseparable all-inclusive package.
Failure to Pay Fees
If you fail to pay your fees or make arrangements satisfactory to us to do so, you will not be allowed to register, you will have to pay a surcharge (if you accessed the “Easi-Pay” Fee Payment Plan), and you will be barred from sitting examinations.
Fee Payment Beyond The Normal Period of Study
If you extend your period of study beyond the normal duration of the programme you are pursuing, you will be charged fees on a per credit hour basis for courses, at the prevailing rate.
Each student is required to pay a caution fee to cover the cost of damage to college property, equipment, appliances, furniture and fixtures, etc, caused by students’ negligence or willful acts.
Students may be held responsible as individuals or as groups (where individuals are not clearly identifiable). This caution fee is determined by the Administration and is payable at Registration as part of your fees. Students may apply for a refund of the caution fee three (3) months after they have completed their programmes of study. If the Caution Fee is depleted before a student completes his/her programme of study, it must be replenished to the prescribed level. Any outstanding liability to the College will be deducted before any refunds are made.
Accident & Health Insurance and Medical Expenses
Accident and Health Insurance coverage are provided for Students by contracted service providers. Details about these plans are available at the offices of the Directors of Student Affairs & Finance. Students are responsible for their medical expenses. Students with chronic illnesses are strongly encouraged to access benefits under the National Health Fund. (Tel: 1 -888-NHFCARE; Website: www.nhf.org.jm).
Fee Refund Policy
Refund of fees will be made as outlined in the table below upon official withdrawal of a student from a programme of study at CASE, or the dropping of courses in the non-subsidized programmes, or under other applicable circumstances (e.g. voluntary change of residential status). To be official, withdrawal or dropping of courses must be in writing and submitted to the Registrar. The date on which the withdrawal request is received by the Registrar will be used for computing any refund. “Days of classes” are days on which classes are scheduled. There will be no refunds of registration, service charges and other fees expressly stated as being non-refundable. If you are expelled, suspended or have your residential privilege cancelled, you will not be entitled to any refund of fees.
Other Fees and Surcharges
Additional fees and/or surcharges are applicable to various activities and circumstances; students will also be charged for replacing/repairing College property they lose and/or damage. Please note that some of these surcharges are avoidable and will apply only if you fail to do something that you are required to do, or do something that you should not do.
Options For Financing Your Education
In addition to personal funds, there are a number of sources from which you may avail yourself of financial assistance to fund your education. These include: The Students’ Loan Bureau; Scholarships; Bursaries; On-Campus Employment; and Financial Institutions Offering Educational Loans.
Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB)
Students pursuing tertiary-level programmes at CASE, who qualify, will be able to borrow the FULL cost of their tuition fees from the Students’ Loan Bureau, to finance their studies, because CASE is an approved institution. The SLB also otters grants to very needy students. The SLB Handbook provides details of its loan application process and requirements. In addition to the Bureau, Loan Application Forms may be obtained from our Guidance Counselors and the Office of the Director of Finance. Contact information for the Students’ Loan Bureau is as follows:
Financial Institutions Offering Educational Loans
Several financial institutions such as Banks, Credit Unions, and Building Societies also offer educational loans. You are strongly encouraged to explore these options, if you are unable to fund your education from other sources.
Scholarships & Bursaries
Several scholarships and bursaries are available each year through the generosity several individuals and organizations. Details of eligibility criteria and application procedures will be advertised by the Registry.