Payment of Fees

Timing of Payment:

Students are required to pay all fees within the stipulated timeframe.

Late Payment Policy

Payments made 1 day after the scheduled due date(s) in Schedule B will be considered as late.

In the event of a late payment, a penalty fee may be charged. Under extenuating circumstances, the management of Beacon may exercise its discretion to waive or reduce the interest amount.

If the course fee is not paid after repeated reminder, the student may be dismissed and will not be allowed to graduate.

Mode of payment:

All payments are in Singapore currency. Application Fee, Course Fees and Miscellaneous Fee can be paid to BEACON net of charges via the following:

  • Cash, NETs, Cheque
  • ATM Transfer
  • Bank Draft, Money Order, Cashier’s Order
    Payable to : Beacon International College Pte Ltd
  • Internet Banking and Telegraphic Transfer directly to:
Account name:Beacon International College Pte Ltd
Account number:033-901828-7
SWIFT address:DBSSSGSG
Bank Name:DBS Bank Ltd / Raffles City Branch

Students should email and notify the school immediately of any payment made by Bank Transfer, ATM Transfers or Telegraphic Transfer.
Payment instructions stated in BEACON Fee Payable must be strictly followed. Course fee payment should be made only after the signing of the Student Contract.

Payment of the Course Fees by students may be made either in full or by instalments in accordance with the Fee Payment Plan as stated in the Fee Payable.

All course fees must be paid before the payment due dates which are reflected in the Fee Payable and Student Contract. A penalty fee will be charged if there is a late payment. If the course fee is not paid, the student will not be allowed to attend classes and the enrolment will be withdrawn.

Agents shall not collect any fees from the students under any circumstances besides the commission.  Agents shall not collect any consultation fees under the name of Beacon International College Pte Ltd.  Any fees charged by the Agent (in its own name) for assisting the students with their application to Beacon is up to SGD2,000/-.  This fee is to be fixed over the duration of this signed agreement.

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  1. Refund Policy
  2. Transfer and Withdrawal Policy
  3. Fee Payment Methods
  4. Student Grievances

Transfer / Withdrawal & Refund

Refund Procedure

Beacon has refund procedures which are aligned with the refund policy to execute any refund request.

If the Student is eligible for refund, the Student submits the Request Refund Form duly completed and signed by him / her together with supporting documents such as:

  • Bank account details (for Bank Transfer / Telegraphic Transfer) – where the Student requests for the refund to be remitted via bank transfers
  • Photocopy of Beacon Official Receipt of the course fee payment – for refund of overpayment of fees

to the Admin Staff.

A Student who is not eligible to a refund may submit an appeal for special consideration using the Student Request Form together with supporting documents, if applicable.

Each case will be reviewed by the Management on its own merit.

The Student will be notified of the outcome of the appeal within seven (7) working days of the date of receipt of duly completed and signed Student Request Form with complete relevant documents.

Once approval is given for refund by Management, the Student submits his / her Request Refund Form

Upon receipt of the duly completed and signed Request Refund Form and the supporting documents (if any), the Admin Staff obtains all necessary approvals.

Thereafter these documents are passed on to the Finance Staff for processing.  The Finance Staff also ensures that refund records are accurate and up-to-date, kept according to financial guidelines and easy to retrieve for audit purposes.

When the refund money is ready for collection, the Student is notified by Admin Staff.

The Student signs on the payment voucher to acknowledge receipt of money.  Where the refund money is requested to be remitted into the Student’s bank account, the date stamped by the bank or any remittance agency on which the transfer of funds is requested / applied for is deemed the date of payment of refund.

All refunds shall be processed within 7 working days from the date of the duly completed and signed Request Refund with all relevant supporting documents, if any.

Transfer and Withdrawal Procedure

Beacon has transfer / withdrawal procedures which are aligned with the transfer / withdrawal policy to execute any transfer or withdrawal request.

The processing time for transfer / withdrawal is 14 days from date of student’s transfer / withdrawal request

a. When a Request for Transfer is raised,

Admin Staff talks to student to have a better understanding of their reasons for Transfer.

Admin Staff explains Transfer policy and procedures and the implications to the student.  If needed, the Counsellor and/or Acad Staff is/are brought in to interview and counsel the student.

Student is briefed on the details of the new course, entry requirements, course fees and the essential information for students.

Student then decides whether to transfer or not.

If he/she decides to proceed with the transfer, Student completes the Transfer/Withdrawal Form and provides supporting document, if any.

For students below 18 years old, parents/guardian approval will be sought.

The student also indicates on the Transfer/Withdrawal form to acknowledge that the Transfer/Withdrawal Policy & Procedures have been explained and that he/she understands.

Admin Staff passes the Transfer/Withdrawal form to Registrar for approval to confirm that the student is eligible for the new course.  Meanwhile Admin Staff checks the payment status of the student to ensure that there is no fee owing by the student.

Admin Staff submits the Transfer/Withdrawal form to Manager (SS) for approval.

Approval for Transfer / Withdrawal is granted under the following conditions:

  • Legitimate reason for Transfer / Withdrawal
  • Complete supporting documents
  • No outstanding payment or documents for current course
  • Prior approval from parents / guardian for students below 18 years has been sought.

In the event where the Transfer / Withdrawal is not approved, the Admin Staff will issue letter to student informing student of the outcome of   his/her request.

If it is approved, Admin Staff follows up to process the following:

  • Issue letter to student informing student of the outcome of his/her request.
  • Inform FPS Insurance provider to cancel FPS Insurance for the existing course within 3 days. File FPS Insurance Cancellation record in Student P-File.  If there is any refund of FPS premium, Beacon will help to coordinate with the FPS provider
  • Inform Admission Staff for their follow-up actions on Student’s Pass

In the event that the application of Student’s Pass for the new course is rejected by ICA, the student is unable to continue to study.  Refund, if any, will be processed according to the Refund Policy & Procedures.

Upon approval of Student’s Pass, student signs new Student Contract and pay course fees of the new course.

FPS Insurance is purchased for new course within 7 days upon course fees is paid.

b. When a Request for Withdrawal is raised,

bi) for Withdrawal on Voluntary basis

Admin Staff talks to the student to find out the reason(s) for the withdrawal and to explain the implications of withdrawal to the student. If the student insists on withdrawing, the student will be interviewed/ counselled by the Manager (SS) / relevant Acad or Marketing Staff.

For students below 18 years old, parents/guardian approval will be sought.

When the student has made the final decision to withdraw, the student must complete and submit the Transfer / Withdrawal form.  After it has been approved by the Manager (SS), the Admin Staff follows up with the necessary withdrawal matters including:

  • Issue letter to student informing student of the outcome of his/her request.
  • Cancellation of FPS Insurance

FPS Insurance provider is informed and FPS Insurance is cancelled within 3 days from the approval of withdrawal. If there is any refund of FPS premium, Beacon will help to coordinate with the FPS provider

  • Cancellation of Student’s Pass

Student returns Student’s Pass and Admissions Staff cancels Student’s Pass via ICA’s Solar+ system within 7 days of notification

  • Issuance of Letter with Attendance Records

Student is issued a letter on the outcome of the request of withdrawal.

In the event that a student is withdrawing to join another PEI, his/her overall attendance rate will also be stated on the letter.

  • Refund

Refund, if applicable, shall be processed in accordance with the Refund Policy & Procedures.

bii)      for Withdrawal on Involuntary basis

This includes suspension and dismissal for misconduct, poor attendance, outstanding fees or unsatisfactory academic progress, and deemed withdrawal for no-show cases.

Dismissal Letter / Suspension letters will be issued to the students and parents/guardian (for student below 18 years old).

For Suspension cases, the students are allowed to return to resume studies within the stipulated timeframe as indicated in the Suspension letter.  For Suspension cases, there is no refund of unconsumed fees attributable to the suspension period. If the student fails to resume studies, any unconsumed fees is non-refundable.  Student is deemed to have withdrawn.

For Dismissal cases due to Non-Attendance, a Warning Letter or Dismissal letter will be issued to students who are absent and/or un-contactable consecutively for 7 days or more without valid reasons.  ICA (for international students) will be informed and the Student’s Pass will be cancelled.

For all Dismissal cases,

  • the students are not allowed to return to the course;
  • all unconsumed paid fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
  • the students must return their student’s pass (if applicable) for cancellation within 7 days. ICA will be informed within 7 days;
  • FPS provider will be informed and FPS cancelled within 3 days of dismissal;
  • The Student’s P-file will be updated accordingly.
  • Students may apply for reinstatement within the stipulated time-frame from the date of course dismissal

No-Show refer to students who have not reported to the college by the expiry date of their IPA and will be deemed to have withdrawn.

  • All unconsumed paid fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable
  • FPS provider will be informed and FPS cancelled within 3 days of withdrawal;
  • The Student’s P-File will be updated accordingly.
  • Students may apply as a new applicant for subsequent intakes.

In the event of a student pass renewal rejection and if the student decides not to appeal and/or is uncontactable for 7 days, he will also be deemed to have withdrawn. This applies to students who are continually unsuccessful in their appeals as well.

  • All unconsumed paid fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable
  • FPS provider will be informed and FPS cancelled within 3 days of withdrawal;
  • The Student’s P-File will be updated accordingly.
  • Students may apply as a new applicant for subsequent intakes.