7.6.  Tuition, Fees and Scholarships

The base tuition rate and mandatory fees are set annually by Sampoerna University and may be adjusted for students on the basis of sponsorship, faculty subsidies, or individual discounts. All adjustments should be documented on the semester invoice sent to each student. In general, student tuition rates are fixed at the time of admission for the duration of study unless a student’s circumstances change significantly.

In the event of unforeseen changes, students may petition the University Bursar for a reassessment of their financial obligation. Any such changes to the tuition rate or fees will be made on a case-by-case basis on the strength of the evidence and the student’s academic record, and will be documented in the student’s financial account. It is the intent of the University to facilitate the completion of studies by all worthy students, unhindered by financial hardship.

The tuition and fee charges to students may include the following components:

Application Processing Fee

This is a one-time fee payable at the time of initial application, covering the application processing and a required college readiness test. Requests for score reports of external tests (such as TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) are the responsibility of the student. Any re-take of the college-readiness test at SU may incur additional charges.

Semester Tuition fee

This tuition fee is set by the University prior to the start of each academic year, and may vary by Faculty after the first two years of study (the General Education core.) The total tuition fee is subject to the number of credits taken in the respective semester if credits exceed the normal enrolment. This fee includes the student I.D. card, the regulation school jacket, and a student activity fee.

Practicum/Field Practice Fee

The Field Practicum fee is excluded from the main fees of SU, and is determined by the individual student’s practicum site.

The tuition fee is paid in full on a semester basis and should be settled:

  • For new students: within 30 calendar days after receipt of the acceptance letter at the latest, or 30 days before classes start, whichever is earlier
  • For existing students: 30 calendar days before classes start in each semester. Payment may be made electronically; details are provided on the invoice from the Bursary.

In addition to the tuition fee, students or prospective students may be subject to other fees, as applicable:

Summer Bridge Program Fee

The Summer Bridge Program is a mandatory foundation program for new students who are conditionally admitted pending their demonstration of college readiness based on the specified placement test.

Course Re-take Fee

This charge is applied to any course repeated more than once (i.e. the third enrolment in the same course.) Tuition will be pro-rated by credit weight in the semester that it is taken.

Academic Leave Fee

The Academic Leave Fee should be paid when permission is granted to take an academic leave by the Head of the Study Program and Dean. This fee holds the student’s place in the class until his or her return. The policy regarding maximum leave time allowed should be observed.