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Fees and Payment

Debicheck Debit Order Process

The Student Accounts Department at CPUT has been making use of debit order payment arrangements in order to ensure students manage their debt effectively. This debit order system has now changed due to amendments made by the South African Reserve Bank.

The South African Reserve bank has implemented a secure debit order payment system, called DebiCheck that allows you to electronically approve your debit order details. This will prevent fraudulent debit orders from being processed, giving you more control over your finances.

DebiCheck is a secure debit order payment system that adds an extra layer of security to debit orders on your account.

DebiCheck places all the power in your hands by allowing you to approve and verify each new DebiCheck debit order.

Once you have set up a DebiCheck debit order with the student accounts department the following will happen:

  • You will have to verify and approve your new debit order as set up by the university.
  • You can approve your DebiCheck debit orders:
    • through your bank’s Contact Centre
    • at an ATM
    • at your nearest bank branch
    • using the Mobile App
    • dialling the USSD number provided by your bank
  • Once the DebiCheck debit order is confirmed, your bank will check each DebiCheck debit order payment instruction against your approval.
  • You must ensure that we have your latest correct cellphone number so that you can receive notifications about DebiCheck approval requirements.
  • Your Financial block cannot be removed until the Debicheck approval has been granted

What happens to existing debit orders?

The migration of early debit orders to DebiCheck is in progress now and will be completed by 31 October 2021.

What is Debicheck?

2024 Student Fees Schedule

For comprehensive information about fees and payments, please consult the Fees booklet for 2024 below:

Important Information

Staff/ Family rebates

Staff rebates can be collected from Human Capital: Application for rebates must be done annually during the registration period. Staff Rebate Application Form

Terms and conditions of the Staff Rebate, as well as its processes.
In cases where two or more students from the same immediate family (brother, sister, parent, child) enroll at CPUT during the same year, a sibling discount may apply. For more information on sibling discounts, please see the Student Fee Booklet above.

Payment methods

The Fee Account (which includes tuition, residence fees and meals) is payable by Direct Deposit or Electronically (EFT), using the account details given below:

Bank: ABSA
Name of Account: Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Branch: Public Sector Cape Town Branch Code: 632005
Account No: 405 354 8487
Swift Code: ABSAZAJJ
Reference number: (CPUT) Student Number

Dates for Payments

Fees for Local & Refugee students ought to be paid by the following dates:

  1. Annual fees are payable in monthly installments from February to November at the rate of 10% of the fees.
  2. First semester fees are payable in monthly installments from February to June at the rate of 20% of the fees.
  3. Second semester fees are payable in monthly installments from August to November at the rate of 20% of the fees.

Fees for International students ought to be paid by the following dates:

  1. On or before Registration: 50% of the total fees are payable, including residence fees.
  2. On or before end of May: Any remaining balance.

Financial aid

For information about financial aid, please visit our Financial aid and funding section.

Contact the Student Finance Office

All student account enquiries and quotations for student fees can be made to the Student Finance Office.

  • District Six, Mowbray, Athlone and Granger Bay Campus  - Mr Thembile Kunene -  kunenet@cput.ac.za
  • Bellville, Tygerberg, and Wellington Campus - Ms Mallory Ezra -  ezram@cput.ac.za