Schedule of Tuition and Homestay costs

Tuition fees: 

Tuition fee

2018 - full year

2019 - full year 




Tuition fee

2018 - 6 month semester

2019 - 6 moth semester




Administration fee

*paid once, non-refundable


Homestay fee

*placement and monitoring



Other costs: (depending on year level and subject choices):  

Travel & Medical Insurance - for 12 months

*insurance is compulsory / subject to change

Uniform - compulsory for all year levels Approximately $400 - $500 for new uniform

Subject fees & school trips - vary depending on subjects taken

Outdoor Education (OED)

** see PDF below for 2018 OED costs and information

from $0 to $600.00


approximately $1,000 if all trips taken


Stationery & workbooks - vary depending on subject taken from approximately $80.00 - $300.00
Locker rental (optional) $40.00 per year
NCEA (National Certificate of Educational Achievement) entry fee

Year 11, 12 and 13 (Levels 1, 2 and 3) $383.30

Scholarship $102.20 per subject entered

Graphics Calulator - for Senior level maths $95.00
School camps - vary depending on subjects taken approximately $165.00 - $600.00


** All costs are in New Zealand dollars (NZD)


The following PDF gives approximate costs for Outdoor Education trips. This subject is optional for Senior students. Some trips are compulsory and must be paid for whether the student attends the trip or not.

Homestay Costs

Per week - includes: 3 meals per day / single room accommodation / laundry

* daily transport to/from school is NOT included

$270 for 2018

$280 for 2019 

Arrival airport pick-up -

Additional airport pick-up or drop off -



Internet & landline phone charges.

* it is recommended that students purchase a mobile/cell phone on arrival

paid to homestay

Refunds Policy

If you change your mind before coming to New Zealand, your full fees are refunded, less a $1,000 administration fee.

If you wish to withdraw after coming to New Zealand, the following conditions apply:

a) No refunds will be made to students who return home for any reason other than the student’s serious illness, or serious illness of a close family member. Medical evidence must be provided.

b) No refunds will be made to students who acquire Permanent Residence, or whose parent acquires a Work or Long- Term Business Visa after having enrolled here. The only exceptions are when the intention to apply is declared at the time of application, or for annual contract renewal.

c) Refunds may be made to students who transfer to another school in New Zealand before Term 3. This will be done on a case-bycase basis, after consultation with parents.

d) No refunds will be made to students who are asked to leave the College because of misbehaviour or poor attendance.

e) In all cases of refunds, New Zealand law compels the College to cover costs already incurred.



Howick College is required to ensure that all students’ fees are protected in the event that the school is unable to continue to offer tuition.

The Board of Trustees guarantees that students’ fees are separately coded, will not be spent in advance and will only be spent after the tuition has been received, thereby ensuring availability for refund.

Application and Registration Forms

To apply to study at Howick College, please go here.