How much does it cost to attend Excel?

Level 4 Certificate

Total for 1st years:
$7398 incl GST

(this includes a Tuition Fee of $6884 and a Compulsory Student Services Fee of $514)

Level 5 Diploma

Total for 2nd years
$7398 incl GST

(this includes a Tuition Fee of $6884 and a Compulsory Student Services Fee of $514)

Commitment and Administration Fee

$150 incl GST

A commitment and administration fee must be enclosed with a student's letter of confirmation accepting the place offered them in the EXCEL School of Performing Arts. This fee is in addition to the tuition fees listed above. If a student declines their place before the course commences, the commitment fee is non-refundable. It should be noted that EXCEL, unlike other similar organisations, does not charge an audition fee, in spite of the fact that there is considerable expense in processing each application.

Compulsory Student Services Fee

$514 incl GST

This fee is included in the above total fee for a students tuition.
It covers school resources such as counselling, medical, sport and recreational activities etc.

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Compulsory Student Services Fee 2019 (Report to students)
The Compulsory Student Services Fee for 2019 is $514 incl GST

Compulsory student service fees | $34,320

Counselling services/ medical | $7,000
Careers information, advice and guidance | $2,500
Sports, recreation and cultural activities | $24,500
Surplus (Deficit) | $320

Are there any other extra fees?

International Students' Fee

$14,375 incl GST

Minor (optional private lessons)

Music (instrument or vocal) – music minor subjects are individually tutored at a cost of:
$845 incl GST

Dance or Drama:
$230 incl GST

Am I eligible for financial assistance?

The government has introduced Fees-Free for all New Zealand students in their first year of tertiary study. If you’re eligible, your first year of tuition fees will be covered. However, you may still want to borrow course-related costs and living costs through a Student loan. If you are not eligible for the Fees-Free scheme, the costs of the programmes and fees are listed below (please note students who are wanting to take a minor, this is not part of Fees-Free).