The New Zealand Government requires all private training establishments registered with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), to have some form of protection for fees paid to them in advance. These requirements are outlined in the NZQA (www.nzqa.govt.nz).

Fee Protect is a student fee trust account which ensures you receive a refund of the fees (or portion of fees) you pay to Linguis, if Linguis is unable to complete the course, for example due to closure, insolvency or loss of NZQA accreditation.

 

Student fees include:

● course tuition costs.

● accommodation costs.

● living expenses.

● travel and health insurance premiums, if arranged through Linguis.

Fee Protect means the last thing you will need to worry about is what happens to your fees.

 

How does it work?
Public Trust has three Fee Protect trust products – Standard Trusts, Static Trusts, and Bank Bond Trusts.

 

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The trusts work to protect your student fees:

● Your fees are deposited into a Public Trust student trust account, and paid by Public Trust to Linguis throughout the     duration of your course.

● This is the Fee Protect Standard Trust.

 

Student fee protection fact sheet

Fact Sheet (PDF)

 

Student fee protection

NZQA Fee Protection

 

Fee Protect for students

Public Trust Fee Protect

 

Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students

Code of Practice NZQA – 2016

 
 
 

Linguis International Institute Student Fees Cancellation, Withdrawals & Refunds
 

(As per S235A of the Education Act.)
Courses three months or more
 

1. Cancellations made in writing before the course commencement will result in a refund of all fees, less a deduction of up to 25% of the total course fees. You can also refer to the ‘Cost components of fee total’ on website: http://www.legislation.govt.nz/regulation/public/2012/0312/latest/whole.html
 

2. Students who withdraw from the course within the first ten working days of the course will be refunded in full, less a deduction of up to 25% of the total course fees. No refund will be made after the first ten working days of the course, except at the discretion of the Director and Management.
 

Courses five weeks or more but less than three months
 

3. If the withdrawal occurs up to the end of the fifth day of the start of the course, the student will receive a 75% refund of the total course fees.
 

Courses under five weeks
 

4. If the withdrawal occurs up to the end of the second day of the start of the course, the student will receive a 50% refund of the total course fees. However, if two days constitutes the full amount of tuition paid for by the student, the PTE may retain 100 % of the payment.
 

All courses
 

5. Refunds or course extensions will not be given to students taking time off during the course, unless by prior agreement and recorded and signed by the student and Linguis at least two weeks in advance. Subject to legal requirements, refunds and/ course extensions will only be given upon reasonable grounds in circumstances not foreseen by the student at the time of paying their course fees.
 

6. In the event of a course being cancelled by Linguis, all unused fees will be refunded.
 

7. Refund may be granted for compassionate or medical reasons at the discretion of the Director. An administration fee of up to 25% of the total course fees may be charged.
 

8. No refund will be made to a student who is expelled from the school. The New Zealand Immigration Services (NZIS) will also be informed.