Fees & Payment Policies

One-Time Fees

These are fees paid for the registration and the administration of enrolment and audition. The fees paid in each process are a one-time payment and is non-refundable even in case the application is unsuccessful.

1. For Singaporean/Singapore Permanent Residence

Course Name

Application Fee

(Upon application)

Audition & Interview

(Upon receipt of an audition notice)

Administrative

(Upon enrolment)

For all music courses S$50 S$150 S$200

 

2. For International Students

Course Name

Application Fee

(Upon application)

Audition & Interview

(Upon receipt of an audition notice)

Administrative

(Upon enrolment)

For all music courses S$50 S$250 S$500
Non-Tuition Fees

These are essential fees paid to support compliances with the support mechanism held in place to uphold the welfare of all students studying at Stanfort Academy. The non-tuition fees are non-refundable and not transferrable if the student withdraws from the Academy.

 

Course Name Fee Protection Scheme Insurance Facilities, Course Materials & Exams Medical Insurance Fee International Student Support Fee Total Non-Tuition Fee
For all music courses S$800 S$2,500 S$170 S$480 S$3,950
Tuition Fees

1. For Singaporean/Singapore Permanent Residence (With Study Grant)

Course Name Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3 Total
Foundation Diploma in Music & Creative Arts S$5,500 S$5,500 S$5,500 S$16,500
Diploma in Music Performance & Creative Arts S$7,000 S$7,000 S$7,000 S$21,000
Diploma in Music & Creative Arts for Music Production S$6,500 S$6,500 S$6,500 S$19,500
Diploma in Music & Artist Development S$6,500 S$6,500 S$6,500 S$19,500
Advanced Diploma in Music & Entrepreneurship S$6,500 S$6,500 S$6,500 S$19,500

 

2. For International Students (Without Study Grant)

Course Name Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3 Total
Foundation Diploma in Music & Creative Arts S$7,000 S$7,000 S$7,000 S$21,000
Diploma in Music Performance & Creative Arts S$8,500 S$8,500 S$8,500 S$25,500
Diploma in Music & Creative Arts for Music Production S$8,000 S$8,000 S$8,000 S$24,000
Diploma in Music & Artist Development S$8,000 S$8,000 S$8,000 S$24,000
Advanced Diploma in Music & Entrepreneurship S$8,000 S$8,000 S$8,000 S$24,000

 

3. Global Experience Workshop (For all students)

Fee charges are for Global Experience Workshop in Singapore.

Course Name Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3 Total
Foundation Diploma S$200 S$200 S$200 S$600
Diploma S$300 S$300 S$300 S$900
Advanced Diploma S$350 S$350 S$350 S$1,050

Fees Payment Policies

A. Fees and Application Fees
All fees paid are non-transferable (to the next person) and will only be valid for 6 months.

B. Discounted prices
Stanfort Academy clearly states discounted prices. Discounted prices are prominently displayed in the reception and clearly defined in the Standard Student Contract and in marketing communication materials.
Discount is for
 Full-payment (No validity period)
 Group discount (No validity period)
 Early Bird Discount (Before stated date)
 Renewal Students (No validity period)
 Stanfort Academy’s Retake Students (No validity period)
 Referral by Stanfort Academy’s present and ex-students (No validity period)

C. Promotional Offers
Students will be notified of any promotional offers via the website, marketing brochures, notices put up on the notice board. The information will state clearly the period for which the promotion is valid. The management reserves the final right to revoke, amend or change its offers.

D. Payment methods and channels
Payment of the fees is to Stanfort Academy Pte Ltd in the form of cash, NETS or Cheque/ Cashier’s Order in Singapore dollar, Credit Card and Telegraphic Transfer for international students. A receipt will be issued for the amount paid.
All course fees on monthly or instalment basis must be paid on or before the due date. Payment made 7 working days after the scheduled due date is considered as late. Stanfort Academy shall be entitled to levy an additional administration charge of $15 per month (Part-time course), $30 per month (Full-time Course) (subject to change) until such outstanding payment is settled in full.
Students are advised to collect the official receipt/ invoice from Stanfort Academy for any fee payment made to Stanfort Academy Pte Ltd. Any cheque payment must be crossed and made payable to Stanfort Academy Pte Ltd.
The course fees and other fees do not include fees to be paid to the third parties (i.e. examination fee, Medical Check-up, Science Lab fees) unless otherwise stated. All the fees to be paid/ collected are clearly stated in the Standard Student Contract.

E. Fees payable
Fees payable by students (includes 7% GST)
International students
i) Upon application of Student Pass
• Application Fee (non-refundable)
ii) Upon Student Pass Approval
• Course Fees (Each instalment amount shall not exceed 12 months worth of fees)
• Materials and Assessment Fees (100% refund if the student has not received any course materials and 0% refund if the student has received the course materials; non-refundable when the school has already purchased or ordered from the external parties)
• Fee Protection & Medical Insurance Fees (non-refundable)
• School uniform fee (if applicable)
• Practical Science Laboratory fee (if applicable)
• International Student Support Fee
Please refer to the standard student contract for the fee details including the miscellaneous fees.

Non-International Students
i) Upon application of course
• Application Fee (non-refundable)
ii) Upon Course Commencement
• Course fee (Each instalment amount shall not exceed 12 months worth of fees)
• Materials and Assessment Fees (100% refund if the student has not received any course materials and 0% refund if the student has received the course materials; non-refundable when the school has already ordered or purchased from the external parties)
• Insurance for Fee Protection (non-refundable)
• Medical insurance fee if applicable (non-refundable)
• School uniform fee (if applicable)
• Membership Fee (if applicable)
• Practical Science Laboratory fee (if applicable)
Please refer to the standard student contract for fee details including Miscellaneous Fees.

iii) Miscellaneous Fees: (non-compulsory and non-standard fees which student will pay only when necessary or applicable. Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the school when the needs arise)
• Administrative Fee for Transfer or Deferment of Course
• Additional FPS fee (For transfer or deferment of course)
• Administrative Fee for Examination Result Appeal request (Internal Examination)
• Remittance of Telegraphic Transfer per transaction
• ICA Student Pass Processing Fee
• ICA Student Pass Card Issuance and Multiple Journey Visa Fees
• School Administrative charge for handling STP replacement (due to loss/ damage)
• ICA replacement fee for STP card (due to loss/ damage)
• Medical Examination Fee
• Late Payment Fee
• Administrative charge for Credit Card Payment
• Science Practical Lab Fee
• Re-examination fee
• Fees for official school letter (eg. Certificate of Studies, Visa Application letter)
• Lost result slip
• ICA Security Bond/ Banker’s Guarantee Fee
• Registration and Administration Fee for External Examinations (eg. IELTS exam, Admission Exercise for International Students (AEIS) exam, LCCI exam and Singapore-Cambridge GCE O Level Exam)

iv) Transparency of Fees Payable
Stanfort Academy is committed to the avoidance of over or undercharging. List of course fees used is clear and legible, reflecting the total amount payable and its breakdown inclusive of GST. The total amount of course fees payable and the breakdowns are clearly reflected in the Standard Student Contract, Payment Schedules, official receipts, and communication materials.

v) Charges by Third Parties
The students have the responsibility to pay for the charges to the Third Party:
• The student needs to submit the medical report to the school and ICA to apply for Student Pass and the renewal of their Student Pass. (Medical Check-up fees have to be borne by students themselves.)
• If the laboratory experiment in partial fulfilment of the course that the student has enrolled for, the student needs to pay charges for doing laboratory experiment. The fees given to the school upon registration are not inclusive of charges for doing laboratory experiment.
• The students have the responsibility to pay the examination fees if the examination is held by the third party like LCCI, AEIS, GCE O Level, GCE A-Level, IELTS etc.

vi) Mode of Payment
• Cash
• Nets
• Cheque/Cashier’s Order in Singapore Dollars
• Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard and Union Pay)
• Telegraphic Transfer (For International Students)
• Bank Transfer
For TT remittance, add $30.00 per transaction for bank charges.

vii) Fee Protection Scheme
Stanfort Academy hereby confirms and undertakes to the student that it has in place a Fee Protection Scheme with Lonpac Insurance Bhd by way of an insurance facility.
The school ensures all the fees upon collection from students.
Fees to be insured (stated in Student Contract): Course fees, Material fees, Medical Insurance fee, Fee Protection Scheme fee, School Uniform fee, International Student Support Fee and Membership fee

viii) Medical Insurance
Stanfort Academy hereby confirms and undertakes to the student that it has in place a comprehensive Medical Insurance Scheme with Prudential Assurance Co. Singapore Pte Ltd for all students. A Singapore Citizen/ PR or Non-Student Pass International student who is protected by his/her own medical insurance coverage in Singapore can opt-out from the Medical Insurance Scheme arranged by Stanfort Academy. The medical insurance benefits schedule is available on the student contract, school website and on the noticeboard. The students are advised to check for Group Hospital and Surgical Claim procedure on the school website.

ix) Outstanding Payments
The school reserves the rights to withhold the Course Completion Certificate or the result of the test/ examination
• If The student has not paid in full fees payable to the school;
• If the student has not complied fully with the conditions under which an instalment payment has been granted to him/her.
Stanfort Academy school is committed to the avoidance of over or undercharging. List of Course fees used is clear and legible, reflecting the total amount payable and its breakdown (Subject to 7% GST).

Fee Protection Scheme

The Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) serves to protect students’ fees in the event of a PEI (Private Education Institution) being unable to continue operations due to insolvency and/or regulatory closure. It was first launched as the Student Protection Scheme (SPS) initiated by CaseTrust and it has been replaced with FPS (Fee Protection Scheme) under EduTrust. PEIs which are EduTrust-certified can collect a maximum of 12 months of fees from students, and these fees have to be protected.

In full compliance with the EduTrust guidelines set by CPE (Committee for Private Education), Stanfort Academy provides fee protection for the fees paid by our students in the form of an Insurance Protection Scheme. Stanfort Academy’s FPS is applicable to all students who are enrolled in any of our courses and pay FPS fee.
Please refer to the Committee for Private Education website ‘Click Here’ for more information.

Stanfort Academy hereby confirms and undertakes to the student that it has in place a Fee Protection Scheme with Lonpac Insurance Bhd by way of an insurance facility. The Private Education Act has been put in place the mandatory requirement of Fee Protection Scheme (FPS). This requirement is regulated by the Committee of Private Education, by way of insurance coverage for all full-time and part-time students. The Fee Protection Scheme (FPS) applies to ALL students (regardless of nationality and the type of passes or identification held, i.e. dependent’s pass, student’s pass, work permit etc). Under this regulation, it is mandatory for all students to apply for FPS and sign CPE PEI-Student Contract when they enroll for courses with Stanfort Academy.
Upon application of EduTrust, Stanfort Academy undertakes that:
(i) The cover under the Master Insurance Agreement shall be extended to the Student;
(ii) Stanfort Academy will purchase the insurance within 7 working days once the Student pays the fees; and
(iii) The insured period will commence from the fee payment date to the end date of the course.

Insured Events
• Loss of ‘Course Fees’ by Insured Student due to Insolvency or Regulatory Closure of PEI;
• Failure of PEI to pay Sum awarded by Singapore Courts to Insured Student;
• Death by Accident or Total Permanent Disability by Accident of Insured Student;

Protected Fees
The College insures all the fees upon collection from students.
Fees to be insured (stated in Student Contract): Course fees, Material fees, Medical Insurance fee, Fee Protection Scheme fee, School Uniform fee, International Student Support Fee and Membership fee

Definitions
All fees: It refers to all monies that are paid by the student to be enrolled in the College except for the course ‘Application Fee’ and ‘Agent Commission Fee’ (if applicable).
Application Fee: It refers to the fee the student pay the College for the sole purpose of processing the application form submitted so that the College can check if the student meets the course admission requirements. (Not refundable and not protected)
Agent Commission Fee: If the student is registered through the College-appointed Student Recruitment Agent, the % of course fees agreed will be transferred to the Agent upon student’s commencement of the course.
Miscellaneous Fees: There is another type of fee payable which is referred to as ‘Miscellaneous Fees’. It refers to any non-compulsory and non-standard fee which the students will pay only when necessary or applicable. Such fee is normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the College when the need arises. The Miscellaneous fees need not be protected but they will be reflected clearly in the Student Contract. (Not refundable and not protected)

The following are the ‘Miscellaneous fees’ likely to be collected by Stanfort Academy:

• Administrative Fee for Transfer or Deferment of Course
• Additional FPS fee (For transfer or deferment of course)
• Administrative Fee for Examination Result Appeal request (Internal Examination)
• Remittance of Telegraphic Transfer per transaction
• ICA Student Pass Processing Fee
• ICA Student Pass Card Issuance and Multiple Journey Visa Fees
• School Administrative charge for handling STP replacement (due to loss/ damage)
• ICA replacement fee for STP card (due to loss/ damage)
• Medical Examination Fee
• Late Payment Fee
• Administrative charge for Credit Card Payment
• Science Practical Lab Fee
• Re-examination fee
• Fees for official school letter (eg. Certificate of Studies, Visa Application letter)
• Lost result slip
• ICA Security Bond/ Banker’s Guarantee Fee
• Registration and Administration Fee for External Examinations (eg. IELTS exam, Admission Exercise for International Students (AEIS) exam, LCCI exam and Singapore-Cambridge GCE O Level Exam)

Fees are subject to change but the College ensures that the information is updated and made available to the students, intending students and prospective students within 14 days after the change.

Insurance Procedure
The College will buy insurance at the point when the student pays the course fees to us/ within seven day that the student pays school’s fees to Stanfort Academy. If the money is transferred via e-banking to us, the College will buy the insurance policy within three days. Student will receive a soft copy of the Certificate of Insurance (COI) by email from the operating agent of the insurance provider, and the hardcopy of the Certificate (COI) from Stanfort Academy. Student can inform the College if they do not receive such a certificate.

Insurance Claim
All claims shall be made on the Insurance Provider’s prescribed forms and submitted to them as soon as reasonably possible together with all supporting documents, including the original copy of the receipt issued by Stanfort Academy, and information that they may require.

Notes
• Students are advised to check the Insurance Policy Certificate of Student Insurance they will get from the Insurance Provider for insured amounts and period of insurance.

Important notes for Students on Fee Protection Scheme
• When signing of the student contract, check that insurance protection is included in the contract.
• A copy of the Certificate of Insurance (COI) bought in the respective student’s name will be mailed to him/ her by the insurance company.
• Make sure that the amount of fees paid, and not the premium amount, is equal to the amount insured.
• Check that the insurance coverage period starts from the date student paid their fees to Stanfort Academy.

Insurance Provider
Lonpac Insurance Bhd
100 Beach Road
#19-00 Shaw Tower
Singapore 189702

No double claim
For the avoidance of doubt, if the Student and/or his/her parent/guardian receives any payment from Stanfort Academy or Lonpac Insurance Bhd pursuant to a provision of this Agreement or the Master Insurance Policy in respect of any matter or damage, then the Student and his/her parent/guardian shall not be entitled to claim against Stanfort Academy or Lonpac Insurance Bhd for the same payment in respect of the same matter or damage pursuant to any other provision of this Agreement or the Master Insurance Policy.

Medical Insurance

Medical Insurance (MI)

Requirements of Medical Insurance

Stanfort Academy hereby confirms and undertakes to the student that it has in place a comprehensive Medical Insurance Scheme with Prudential Assurance Co. Singapore Pte Ltd for all students. A Singapore Citizen/ PR or Non-Student Pass International student who is protected by his/her own medical insurance coverage in Singapore can opt out from the Medical Insurance Scheme arranged by Stanfort Academy. The medical insurance benefits schedule is available on the student contract, College website and on the noticeboard. The students are advised to check for Group Hospital and Surgical Claim procedure on the College website.

Procedures for purchasing of insurance

This is a group insurance package which is directly signed by Stanfort Academy and the Prudential Assurance Co. Singapore (Pte) Ltd. in contractual agreement. The insurance coverage will be effective once the student pays all the fees payable to the school including his premiums.
*Special notes: The above-mentioned medical insurance is the basic coverage as required under the law by the Singapore government. For students who wish to increase their scope of coverage, they are to contact the insurance company individually.

Claims procedures

Please refer this link Prudential Assurance Co. Singapore (Pte) Ltd. for detail information of school’s medical insurance claims procedures.

Refund Policies

Stanfort Academy has a transparent and fair refund policy for all fee payment made.

REFUND POLICY
The College offers refunds to students, depending on whether they are determined to have withdrawn from the course due to non-delivery of course or due to other reasons. The College attempts to manage refunds for students under various conditions in a fair and acceptable manner. Applications for a refund must be made by completing a Withdrawal/ Refund Request Form (JEFRM STD019), which is available from the Administrative staff.
The withdrawal/refund form has to be submitted and signed by the parent or guardian if the student is below 18 years old. The student must fully explain the reason for the request and must be accompanied by supporting documents (if applicable).
Stanfort Academy has a transparent and fair refund policy for all course fees payment made.

The refund of course fees will be based on the refund policy below:

Refund for Withdrawal Due to Non-Delivery of Course:
The Student shall be entitled to immediately withdraw from the Course in such circumstances. The PEI will notify the student within three (3) working days upon knowledge of any of the following:
• Stanfort Academy fails, for any reason, to commence the course on the course commencement date;
• Stanfort Academy terminates the course, for any reason, prior to the course commencement date;
• Stanfort Academy fails, for any reason, to complete the course by the course completion date;
• Stanfort Academy terminates the course, for any reason, prior to course completion date; or
• It has not ensured that the Student meets the course entry or matriculation requirement as set by the organisation within any stipulated timeline set by CPE
• The Student Pass application is rejected by Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).

Notification and Arrangement
Stanfort Academy shall, within three (3) working days notify the Student through phone call, email, in person or in writing of above circumstances (i–vi), provide the Student with information and details of the alternative confirmed course arrangement to allow the Student to make timely and appropriate decision on the alternative arrangement. The student shall be entitled to immediately withdraw from the Course by giving written notice to Stanfort Academy of his/her intention to do so if Stanfort Academy is in breach of any of its obligations under the above circumstances. The student is entitled to a refund of the entire Course Fees and Additional Fees stated in the student contract (eg. Fees Protection Scheme, Medical Insurance, Course Material fee, School Uniform fee and International Student Support fee) already paid should the student decide to withdraw, within seven (7) working days upon receiving the notice to withdraw accompanied with the completed and signed Withdrawal/ Refund Form and any necessary documentation.
Application fee is non-refundable upon payment (special cases subject to approval from the Principal).

Refunds for Withdrawal Due to Other Reasons:
Refund request must be made and withdrawal form has to be submitted and signed by Parent or guardian if student is below 18 years old.
Where the Student withdraws from the Course for any reason other than the above causes, Stanfort Academy shall as soon as practicable after receiving the Student’s written notice of withdrawal (and in any event no more than seven (7) working days after receiving such notice), refund to the Student the following sums (less any applicable bank administrative charges paid).

% of the aggregate amount of the Course Fees and Additional Fees paid If Student’s written notice of withdrawal is received
50% More than 21 days before the Commencement Date
20% Before, but not more than 21 days before the Commencement Date
0% After the Commencement Date

Amount of fees to be refunded:
Application fee is non-refundable upon payment (special cases subject to approval from the Principal).
The amount refunded is based on when the Student’s written notice of withdrawal is received, as indicated above, less any 3rd party charges; Bank administrative fee are non-refundable as bank administrative fee is imposed by the bank.

COOLING-OFF PERIOD
Stanfort Academy shall provide Students with a cooling-off period of (7) working days after signing the CPE Standard PEI-Student Contract. In other words, there will be a 7 working days Cooling-off period from the date of signing of the Student Contract which will allow for a Full refund of fees stated in the student contract that is already paid, should student decide to withdraw within this period. Student has a 7-days cooling-off period after signing the Contract, during which they are entitled to receive the full refund of the fees that is already paid.
Refunds will be made to student within 7 working days upon receipt of the signed withdrawal form and complete submission of all required documents. Refund request must be made and withdrawal form has to be submitted and signed by Parent or guardian if student is below 18 years old.
The College has the right to delay a course if the conditions to commence the course are not met such as not meeting the minimum student number to commence the course. Such decision will be made known to student at least 1 week before the scheduled commencement date.

CONDITIONS FOR NO REFUND
There will be no refund of course fees and miscellaneous fees for students who have to terminate their studies due to disciplinary action being meted out for failing to abide by the regulations and guidelines of Stanfort Academy and/ or Singapore Authorities.
The refund policies do not apply:
• when students are asked to leave the College because of disciplinary matters;
• when students violate the laws of Singapore;
• when student breaches the terms and conditions of Student Pass and so ICA cancel his/ her Student Pass;
• when student breaches the CPE Standard PEI-Student Contract;
• when students leaving the College do not return the Student Pass for cancellation within 3 days;

ISSUANCE OF CHEQUE
• Refund Cheque will be issued in the name of the student registered and Cheque will not be issued to the third party or deposited to the third party’s bank account unless the student request by submitting the form which is duly completed. (Form: JEFRM STD038 – Authorization Form for Refund of Course Fees). Approval is at the discretion of management.