Students

Payment terms & conditions

Responsibility for payment

Tuition fees for each academic year are payable at registration. Please note that:

  • as a student, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have sufficient funds to pay the tuition fees by the due date
  • the University has the right to refuse the option of paying in instalments to anyone with a history of late payments
  • sponsors have to pay all invoices in one instalment.
  • Please deduct any course deposits paid to the University from your tuition fees payment.

Failure to pay

You are liable for tuition fees unpaid by Sponsors (including Student Loans Company).  Action in case of non-payment:

Overdue payments Action taken by Credit Control
Due Date + 1 day First reminder email (to all email addresses), payment within 14 days
Due Date + 15 days Second reminder email (all email addresses), advising students of the recommendation to be withdrawn from the University (as per University Regulations)
Due date + 20 days Email the HOD/Faculty contact.
Due date + 25 days Case/debt sent to the Academic Registrar, to send the withdrawal letter.
Due Date + 40 days Case back to the Academic Registrar, recommending withdrawal, in accordance with Regulations 2.1 and 2.9.

A new structure for late payment charges will be put in place with effect from 1 October 2017

Overdue payments Action taken by Credit Control
Due Date + 1 day First reminder email (to all email addresses), payment within 10 days or first LPC applied
Due Date + 11 days Second reminder email (all email addresses), payment within 7 days or second LPC applied
Due Date + 18 days Third reminder email (all email addresses), advising students of the recommendation to be withdrawn from the University (as per University Regulations)
Due date + 25 days Email the HOD/Faculty contact.
Due date + 32 days Case/debt sent to the Academic Registrar, to send the withdrawal letter.
Due Date + 50 days Case back to the Academic Registrar, recommending withdrawal, in accordance with Regulations 2.1 and 2.9.

Refunds for self-funded students

If you withdraw or suspend studies you may be entitled to a refund.

Tuition fees will be assessed pro rata based on the number of weeks in attendance up until the first date of your suspension/withdrawal as noted on the University student records system. Please notify your department if you are withdrawing from or suspending your studies. Refunds will be processed as follows:

  • payment made by Bank transfer will be returned to the originating account
  • payment by Debit/Credit Card will be returned to the original card
  • payment by Bank Draft/Cheque/Cash will be refunded by UK sterling cheque and are always made payable to the student concerned unless paid by a sponsor.

Refunds for Student Loan Company funded students

If you suspend or withdraw from your programme of study you will be charged tuition fees based on your attendance at set points throughout the academic year. The attendance points are as follows:

Attendance points Percentage of tuition fee received
2 October 2017 25%
8 January 2018 25%
9 April 2018 50%

If you are in attendance on each of the set points you will be charged the relevant proportion of tuition fee. The exception to this rule is if you withdraw from your programme of study before the end of week one in your first year of study no tuition fees will be charged. No tuition fees are charged during periods of suspense.

Undergraduate students who agree special arrangements for study will be charged a pro-rata amount based on the number of credits being taken.

Please see the Student Funding Advice website for further information about suspending or withdrawing from study.