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How To Pay Your CAO Application Fee

How To Pay Your CAO Application Fee. When submitting your CAO application, it is essential to pay the associated administration fee, which distinguishes itself from traditional college and university application fees. This singular administration fee allows you to apply for a combination of up to six programs across CAO-affiliated institutions. The receiving institution will only access your application upon the payment of this fee.

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It’s important to note that the administration fee is non-refundable and varies based on when it reaches the CAO, particularly for different starting periods:

To commence studies in January:

If paid on or before the closing date of 31 October:

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  • SA citizens: R250
  • International Applicants: R300

If paid on or after 1 November:

  • SA citizens: R470
  • International Applicants: R580

To commence studies in July:

If paid on or before the closing date of 31 May:

  • SA citizens: R250
  • International Applicants: R300

If paid on or after 1 June:

  • SA citizens: R470
  • International Applicants: R580

How to Pay the Administration Fee

Online

  1. Visit the CAO website.
  2. Submit your application.
  3. After clicking on ‘Process my application,’ follow the instructions to pay the administration fee.

If paying at a later date:

  • Click on ‘My application’ on the homepage.
  • Enter your CAO or ID number.
  • Click ‘Submit.’
  • Click ‘Pay Now by Credit Card’ if you applied online or through the app.

Physically

  • You can pay at any EasyPay outlet, including Shoprite, Checkers, PicknPay, Boxer Superstores, Woolworths, etc.
  • Present your CAO number and ID number.
  • Use your unique EasyPay number as the payment reference.
  • Alternatively, pay at the CAO offices located at Gate 11, May Thiphe Street, Cato Manor, Durban, using only a card.
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CAO emphasizes the importance of settling administration fees in full on or before the application closing dates. If you are a NSFAS student, remember to tick the Financial Aid field when completing your CAO application.

Conclusion

Understanding and adhering to the CAO administration fee process is vital for a seamless application experience. Timely payment is crucial, and for NSFAS students, marking the Financial Aid field ensures a comprehensive application process

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