How to pay tuition fees
There are various ways you can pay your fees at the University of Waikato. Please find the different methods of payment below.
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Student Loan (New Zealand students only)
If you are intending on getting a New Zealand Government Student Loan, we recommend that you apply for your student loan two months before your study starts. This will give you plenty of time to resolve any problems that might arise.
You can apply for a student loan through StudyLink.
Miscellaneous charges (eg admission fees, late enrolment fees) are not covered by a student loan. You need to pay these fees in full before you can complete your enrolment.
Credit card payment
You can pay by credit card online through iWaikato when accepting your enrolment agreement online. The University only accepts Visa and Mastercard.
Direct credit/Internet banking
You can pay by direct credit to our bank account either by:
Internet banking, through iWaikato, when accepting your enrolment online.
Or by direct credit to our bank account:
Bank Name: ASB Bank Limited
Address: 500 Victoria Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
Account Name: The University of Waikato
Account Number: 12-3122-0084728-00
Reference: Student ID number and name
In person or by cheque
All credit card and EFTPOS payments are accepted at either the Hamilton or Tauranga campuses. All cheques are payable to the "The University of Waikato" and should have your student ID number printed on the back.
You can pay in person at:
- Payments Counter on Level 2 of the Student Centre, Hamilton campus
- Information Centre at Windermere Campus, Windermere Drive, Tauranga Campus
- Bongard Centre, 200 Cameron Road, Tauranga Campus
or via post to:
University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105
If you are paying your fees via a scholarship you will need to come into the Payments Counter in the Student Centre on campus to finalise payment by scholarship. You will need to provide evidence of the award of the scholarship.
Payment by a scholarship is only possible if the scholarship is on our approved and authorised list. You must provide evidence of the scholarship. The University reserves the right to reject documents that do not meet our requirements.
If you have any questions about scholarship payments, contact the Scholarships Office.
Payment by a third party
Approved Corporate Payment by a corporate is only possible if it is on our approved and authorised list. You must provide an original purchase order from the corporate, which is addressed to the University. The University reserves the right to reject purchase orders. It is your responsibility to ensure the corporate pays all fees and charges by the due date. Contact the Payment Counter on +64 7 838 4176 for more information.
Semester Payment Plan (only available to domestic students who are not paying via a student loan)
If you're enrolled in a full year of study (two semesters) you can arrange to pay your fees in two instalments. The first instalment is due before the start of A Semester, the second instalment will be due before the start of B Semester. You may pay your fees by semester. All miscellaneous charges will fall due as part of your first semester payment. Contact our Payments Office to sign a payment agreement.
Contact the Payment Counter on +64 7 838 4176 for more information.