TUITION AND OTHER MANDATORY FEES AND COSTS
Tuition and Other Mandatory Fees and costs
Tuition is the fee charged for teaching and instruction by the University. This is different from other fees and costs that students would need to pay for in order to support, enhance and maximize their learning experience and stay at the University such as Text books, health care, sports, etc. The university reserves the right to prescribe these fees and costs of which some are prescribed by the Ministry of Higher Education and others by the University for smooth functioning and realization of the University’s Mission, vision and Identity. These costs are either mandatory or optional. Optional costs are those that the student may pay at their discretion. Mandatory fees and costs are those that are required for all students. Some costs pertain to students of particular programs. Below are the official Tuition and other mandatory costs for the 2016/2017 academic year. Parents and Guardians are advised to study the fee structure of the University for better understanding of the university’s requirements. Parents/guardians are advised to contact the finance office in case of any doubts.
Tuition for BSc : 850.000 FCFA per year, studies carried out for a period of 4 Years( Undergraduate American system model)Tuition for HND: 300.000 FCFA per year, studies carried out for a period of Two Years (HND Cameroon Model)Tuition for Professional Bachelor (B’Tech): 450.000 FCFA. Holders of HND carry out a one year study (Cameroon Model).
(See Fee structure explanation and table below for summary of Tuition and other Mandatory Fees and costs)
The mission of CUIB is to prepare Professional servant leaders. This aspect of CUIB’s mission is articulated at the Sophomore Convocation, a ceremony unique to CUIB as an entrepreneurial University. This fee is paid during the sophomore year and Level II HND prior to Students taking their Sophomore Convocation oath in which they promise to be professionals in the various departments of their choice. It is expected that students would have known their professional path before this ceremony. Generally, students come into the first year not very certain about their career options. It is expected that by the second year, before this ceremony, students would have known their Professional career, begin using their Professional wear be they engineers, bankers, or IT specialists and take the professional oath. The Professional wear which is worn once a week that is every Monday and during Professional Association events, is meant to remind the students of the fact that they are pupil professionals and must begin cultivating the values of professionals such as availability, service to the community, integrity, accountability to others and the society in which they serve. This wear is provided by the University Cost: 5.000 FCFA
Student Individual Development Plan (SIDP) Booklet
This booklet, unique to CUIB, contains a student’s academic history and progress subdivided into four main areas: Spirituality, Entrepreneurship, Career and Academics. It is the student’s academic “vade mecum” for his or her entire stay at the university that maps out the pathway for the student integral growth and development. Since students are assigned to lecturers on a one-to-one coaching basis, this booklet outlines the major goals, activities and events that the student must accomplish within each semester. It also contains remarks of the Faculty, counselors and coaches on the student’s growth and achievements. This plan must be reviewed by the faculty mentors at least once a semester. The university recommends that Parents and Guardians should feel free to look at IDP Booklet of their children in order to appreciate their progress at school. Like their Identification card, the IDP Booklet is to be presented before obtaining a Form A2 from their various schools. Returning students must show proof that they have the Student IDP booklet before obtaining their Form A2. This booklet which is like the Student Career diary should be guarded jealously. This book is given for free at the beginning but those who are careless with theirs will have to pay a very high cost of 2.000 frs CFA to obtain a new one. Cost: 2.000 FRS CFA for missing SIDP booklet.
The fee is to provide the University’s corporate t-shirt to the student as an entrepreneurial University. As future entrepreneurs, the corporate T-Shirt reminds them of the importance of a corporate culture in any business organization. Major companies have their brand Corporate T-Shirt like MTN, Orange, Source du Pays, Eco Bank and Camtel Cameroon. The CUIB corporate T-Shirt identifies the student to CUIB and the values that CUIB holds dear such as integrity, honesty, excellence, servant leadership, hard work, spirituality and Character. It also builds togetherness, family and team spirit within and out of the university as it is also worn by the President, Provost, administration, faculty and staff. It brands the institution and the students. The T-shirt is worn every Wednesday, at community service events, and the monthly guest speaker event organized by the University where top entrepreneurs and leaders share their experiences with the students and the rest of the University community. This Corporate T-Shirt is provided by the University. Cost: 5.000 FCFA. This cost is mandatory
Regalia are required to participate in CUIB’s Commencement Ceremony. As in most US universities where students are asked to order from their University stores the approved regalia, CUIB provides to its graduating students, gown, tassel and hood, honour medallion and alumni pins (the eagle) which is specific to CUIB only. It is part of CUIB’s tradition that students who enroll in the BSc 4 year undergraduate programme own their commencement regalia. This tradition is unique to CUIB as it helps students bond with their university as true alumni. Keeping their regalia reminds them of the need to grow in learning as scholars (those who live to learn and are good at it) and it is expected that in the future they can show their academic regalia to their children and children’s children of the importance of hard work, Character and Spirituality. With this regalia, they become true eagles of CUIB from the City of Saints and Scholars. Cost: 50.000 FCFA for Senior Class only.
A new and fast growing university like CUIB needs to serve anticipated population growth and avoid overcrowding. CUIB’s population has increased from 295 when it started in 2010 to 1,672 students in 2015. This growth is unprecedented. The CUIB Development fee was prescribed by the Board of Trustees of the University for every Student to assist the university to assure adequate educational facilities. Each year, this fee goes to support the Master Plan or strategic infrastructural development of the University. Through this fund, the university has been able to address its population growth. During the Parent’s week-end, the President appreciates the parents of this philanthropic gesture to support the establishment of adequate educational facilities for their children. Cost: 10.000 FRS CFA.