Students entered into internal or external NCEA standards must pay NZQA fees every year to have their results recorded on their Record of Achievement, and to receive certificates.
There is a separate fee structure for domestic students and international students. Financial assistance is available for domestic students to help with the payment of entry fees. Financial assistance is not available to international fee-paying students. Families who meet the financial assistance criteria based on income, benefit or multiple-candidate applications will have their fees reduced. This fee will cover all NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship examinations.
The NZQA fee structure remains largely unchanged to previous years. However, a couple of years ago there was a change for students who are considering doing New Zealand Scholarship exams and are not eligible for financial assistance. Each Scholarship exam now incurs a $30 fee in addition to the $76.70 NCEA assessment fee.