If you want to merge in the deposit_amount into a touchpoint like this:

then this is how the amount is calculated:

Deposit is a value (ie: "£1,000") calculated as :

  1. the amount you send in the deposit_amount field in the API (Passive applications only)

  2. A flat fee (ie: "£1,000") as set in the 'fees formula' in the occurrence config by Customer Support (Active applications only) OR...

  3. A Standard fixed % of the fee (ie: "25%") as set in the 'fees formula' in the occurrence config by Customer Support (Active applications only) AND

  4. A Non-standard fixed % of the fee (ie: "50%") for a list of countries only - as set in the 'fees formula' in the occurrence config by Customer Support (Active applications only).

Applications occurrences are usually named as either "Active" or "Passive":

Therefore, if your APS occurrences only process passive applications (ie: you send them into Student CRM using the API from your SRS) you do not need to complete these Fees when editing a course in the Courses app - see below:

Summary

Course Deposit amounts are therefore fully controlled by you. 

If you are using our Passive Applications API feed, any deposit amount (ie: "£250") you provide in the API feed will be used for the deposit_amount merge field. In this case the Domestic an International Fees values within the Courses app will not be used.

If you are using Applications with a form (Active Applications), deposit_amount will continue to be calculated according to your 'fees formula'.

This makes sure Passive Application users have complete control of the deposit amounts and can adjust them on an application by application basis if required.

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