International Fees

International Fees

For Australian, Cook Island, Niue & Tokelau residents, international fees do not apply.

Please apply through Domestic Enrolment.

International Fees Summary

LAC’s international students are fully involved in all aspects of college life, including opportunities to present their culture in various activities on and off the college campus. Parents/Caregivers are welcome to arrange their own accommodation for their child or choose to have their child live on campus in Longburn Adventist College’s boarding facility, LAC House.

Payment Options: Caregivers may pay up-front or by Termly instalments to be able to apply for a student visa:
• Due to the high cost and delays in applying for multiple visas, up-front payment is the preferred option • All instalments must be finalised by the end of the academic school year • International student fees for returning students must be paid before the school year begins • Please contact LAC’s Business Manager, if you have any questions:

†Attendance Dues & ISPMML (International Student Property Major Maintenance Levies) These Dues are used to fund capital works in the college and are paid directly to NZ Seventh-day Adventist Schools Association. At LAC we have been blessed with the property work completed by the proprietors and the extra teaching space they have provided over the years. They do not receive any government funding for this, so your Attendance Dues are vital to enable the proprietors to do this work for us.

Have a question?

Business ManagerFor any questions or to receive an information pack on international studies at LAC, please feel free to contact our HOD of International Students, Francis Aiono:

South Pacific Countries
(SPC) Discount Policy

This policy has been established in an effort to provide assistance to international Seventh-day Adventist students who come from the South Pacific, who would otherwise not be able to afford the LAC Education experience.

This policy applies to all international Seventh-day Adventist students who come from the South Pacific Countries.

The discount amount is NZ$5,000* per annum, depending on Year level and whether they receive a sibling discount.

*updated 10/11/2015

Additional Fees

Visa Fees:

Each visa application that requires LAC to process will be charged an NZ$150  administration fee.

If you choose to apply for a student visa yourself, then there will be no charge.

For more information on student visas, visit:

Please contact Mr Francis Aiono if you have any questions:


All International students at LAC are covered by the Southern Cross International Student Travel Insurance policy:

In New Zealand, everyone is covered for accidents under the no-fault scheme called ACC (Accident Compensation Corporation).

If your accident claim has been approved, then ACC will cover the cost of consultation, treatment, operation and MRI. There will be a surcharge that needs to paid by the international parent/caregiver. The amount of surcharge varies depending on the providers.
To read/download the policy wording, click the button below: 

Refunds Policy for International Students


There is no refund of tuition fees except in very exceptional circumstances.

1. In order to be eligible for any refund, the parent or legal guardian must apply in writing to the Board setting out the special circumstances of the claim.

2. If the withdrawal is prior to the Student coming to New Zealand the fees paid will be refunded in full minus a $500 administration fee. If the Student wishes to withdraw after arriving in New Zealand and commencing the subject, course or programme, no refund will be made except where the Student returns home due to serious illness of the Student or because of a death or serious illness of a close family member. In that event the refund will be calculated in accordance with paragraph 3.

3. Where the Student withdraws from a subject, course or programme at the School and is eligible to receive a refund, the Board may refund to the person who paid the fees in respect of the subject, course or programme any amount of the fees it thinks appropriate but any such amount will not exceed the sum of the following amounts:

a. If the student leaves during the 1st term, they will be refunded for three terms.
b. If the student stays for one term and leaves during the 2nd term, they will be refunded for two terms.
c. If the student stays for two terms and leaves during the 3rd term, they will be refunded for one term.
d. Short stay international students who have enrolled and paid for only a few weeks and leave before the end of those weeks will not receive a refund.

N.B.: No refunds will be made:

  • Where a student is excluded from the school by the Board of Trustees.
  • Where a student wishes to transfer to another school for whatever reason.
  • Where a student returns home for any reason other than the student’s serious illness or the serious illness or death of a close member of the family.
  • Where a student acquires permanent residency after having enrolled at the School.
  • A non-specific “change of mind” will not be grounds for a refund.