Financially Cancelled Modules due to Late Second Payment

UNISA requires that you pay at least half of your study fees at the time that you register for a course. The other half is payable approximately 2 months thereafter. All too often students find that they are unable to meet with the second payment by the time the due date arrives. The modules are then financially cancelled (FC) and will be marked as “financial suspension” on the exam timetable.

Notify UNISA About Delay

If you know that you cannot meet with the second payment then you should inform UNISA as soon as possible. Do not leave it for the last day of the payment deadline to try contacting UNISA. There is no guarantee that the finance department will give you any leeway but it is worth speaking to the staff and explaining your situation well ahead of time of the deadline. Like any institution, UNISA knows that students may face financial difficulties and if the timing is adequate, UNISA may consider extending the deadline.

Please note that UniLife is not an official university platform. We do not represent UNISA and therefore cannot confirm or deny whether UNISA will assist students with a delay in payment.

What Will Happen?

The consequences of not paying on time may not necessarily be permanent. UNISA usually cancels your modules if you have not made the second payment of your student fees. Although paying later will reinstate these modules, it is important to remember that it can still compromise your academic performance for the year. When the module is cancelled, you may not be able to submit assignments. Even if it is reinstated later, you will end up with a lower year mark and may be ineligible to write the final exams.

Once the deadline for an assignment is passed, you cannot appeal to submit the assignment late even if you have resolved the finance issue. Lecturers and module leaders are not involved with the finances of UNISA and do not accept any excuses. Even if the fault is not yours but related to a problem with a student loan, scholarship, bursary or financial aid, late payment has the same consequences. Therefore it is important to sort out the finance issue well before the second payment deadline.

Can I write exams?

Yes. UNISA usually allows you to write the exam provided that your year mark qualifies you for exam admission. However, your results will not be released until all outstanding payments have been settled. You will also not be able to register for the next semester without paying the outstanding fees.

10 thoughts on “Financially Cancelled Modules due to Late Second Payment

  • April 8, 2015 at 4:30 pm
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    UNISA is terrible when it comes to reinstating the modules. Took me 3 emails and a 4 week wait to get it done.

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  • June 17, 2016 at 4:21 am
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    Please help me im up to date with my payments now please can it not be finicially cancelled I worked very hard in this module .

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  • September 21, 2016 at 8:25 am
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    Hi i ddnt write my assignment due to i was hospitalised n i took my sicknote to work instead of taking one to unisa…so i wont write my exam for that modules..so my question is can unisa pay for dat module nxt semester or i forfeteid my money?

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  • September 26, 2016 at 5:07 pm
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    so if my year mark is low I wont be eligible to write an exam? Even no matter how good I might perform in the final exam,thats if I write the exam

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  • October 14, 2016 at 5:17 pm
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    I have paid an outstanding balance of R700 and I want to view my results online but it says my student number is invalid

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  • November 15, 2016 at 12:53 pm
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    i also had a problem to pay my fees in time, but i eventually paid it before i wrote exams, it has been about three weeks now my module is still cancelled i’m very scared because it is an online module and i don’t know if it will be marked or not please i need help on that issue.

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  • November 16, 2016 at 8:29 am
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    My balance was R1300 before I wrote my exams when my modules where FC now that I wrote all my exams the amount has changed to R1990 and shows three of the five modules to be reinstated. What does that mean?

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  • December 15, 2016 at 5:51 am
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    nsfas pay my fees but now shows me outstanding balance i don’t know what to do please give me clarity.

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  • January 27, 2017 at 4:44 pm
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    I just wish to ask from Unisa that if I have registered 5modules and the minimum payment to paid is R2470 But I having R1500 available will that be the problem if I pay the other amount after the closing date. the last day for my minimum payment 31 Jan 2017.

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  • April 27, 2017 at 9:36 am
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    Hi my financial details says – Suspension (FIN) With nothing owed by me. What does this mean?

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