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At SAE, we believe higher education is an investment in your future and one that requires careful consideration. Access to FEES FREE or Student Loans are some of the payment options that may be available to you.

Domestic Fees 2023

For our full list of programmes and fees, please refer to the SAE Auckland Fees Overview.

Fees are published for each course following advice from the New Zealand Government as to the level of EFTS funding available each year, and are correct at the time of publication, but may be subject to change.



These fees only apply to issuing replacements or reprints; the originals are issued at no charge.

  • Student ID Card – $10.00 NZD
  • Door Access Card – $20.00 NZD
  • Final Academic Transcript – $10.00 NZD
  • Testamur (Degree or Diploma) – $25.00 NZD


Student fee protection information: Upon enrolment in the programme, SAE Institute undertakes to provide appropriate student fee protection mechanisms according to the requirements of the NZQA. All fees are held by an independent trustee, pursuant to Section 235A and 235B of the Education Act 1989. This arrangement has been accepted by the NZQA as meeting the requirements of the Education Act 1989 and the Student Fee Protection Rules 2013.

Any remaining portion of tuition fees paid by the student shall be reimbursed in the unlikely case of failure of the Institute to provide tuition due to financial insolvency or regulatory closure.

The student agrees to pay tuition fees regularly and by the due dates. Late payment of fees may result in cancellation of enrolment.

The administration fee is non-refundable.

If the Student advises SAE Institute in writing of their intention not to commence the programme prior to the eighth calendar day for domestic students, or prior to the tenth working day for international students, from the date of commencement, any advance programme fee payments will be refunded by the Institute less the administration fee of $500 (pursuant to Section 235A and 235B of the Education Act 1989). All refund payments are issued by the trustee.

Tuition fees will not be refunded after the eighth calendar day for domestic students, or tenth working day for international students, following the commencement of the programme.

If a student chooses to withdraw from the programme they attending, the student is liable for any tuition fees outstanding at time of withdrawal. SAE Institute is entitled to recover from the student all legal and other costs incurred by SAE Institute arising from the collection of outstanding tuition fees.

Student withdrawals are to be submitted only in writing. An exit interview will be required. Non-attendance of classes does not constitute withdrawal from the programme.

If a student’s conduct is deemed to be unsuitable to attend SAE Institute, SAE Institute reserves the right to expel the student. All tuition fees are due at the time of expulsion.

If a student’s attendance is deemed to be repeatedly erratic or unsatisfactory or does not meet the requirements of the programme, SAE Institute reserves the right to cancel the student’s enrollment.


Domestic students may be eligible for ‘Fees Free’ funding. Visit to find out whether you are eligible.

New Zealand Citizens and Permanent Residents who have held that status for 3 years or more are able to apply for a Student Loan to cover tuition fees for NZQA accredited courses. More information can be found on the StudyLink website.

When applying for a SAE course, you will also be sent a StudyLink information pack.

All bachelor students may pay for each year of a degree programme separately.

All fees must be paid in full prior to programme commencement.  You will receive instructions for paying fees during the enrolment process.