Matriculation - Paying Fees
All students must matriculate with the University at the beginning of their studies, and then matriculate for each new academic session thereafter.
Matriculation carries with it the agreement to abide by University rules. This includes payment of all student fees relating to your studies and allows access to the services and facilities offered to you by the University.
Payment of tuition fees, module fees and other charges or costs can be made with one or a combination of payment options and the flowchart may help in your decisions:
Paying student fees is an essential part of the matriculation process so it is important you have organised how you will finance your studies. To make the best use of your time pay online or bank transfer if you are self funding - and if you have external funding then evidence of financial support or sponsor funding can be sent as an attachment. By Welcome Week you should either pay the student fees or provide sponsor, grant or loan funding evidence to:
- firstname.lastname@example.org - where the external funder is paying fees direct to the University - except for students with a US or a career development loan awards from or undergraduate students with SAAS or Student Finance (SLC) funding
- email@example.com - where the external funder is paying fees to the student for onward remittance to the University - includes students with a career development or Prodigy loan
Individual payment advice
Finance staff are available to give individual advice about the University payment options and methods:
- now until week ending 7 September 2019 at the Student Information Point at Old College (space limited service), normal opening hours : Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:00 to 16:30.
- 8 to 13 September 2019 at McEwan Hall (booking recommended), opening hours: Sunday 10:30 to 15:00, Monday to Friday 09:00 to 16:30
- 16 to 23 September 2019 at Charles Stewart House (booking recommended), opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 to 16:30
- 16 to 20 September 2018 at the Advice Place, Potterrow Office (space limited service), opening hours: Monday, Tuesday and Friday 09:30 to 16:30, Wednesday and Thursday 10:30 to 16:30
- from 25 September 2019, every Wednesday afternoon 14:00 to 16:30 at Charles Stewart House (booking required)
Booking for Pay Fees Advice: https://edin.ac/BookPayFeesAdvice
You do not need to meet Income Section, Finance staff if you have either:
|1||A confirmed award from SAAS or a tuition fee loan from Student Finance (SLC) for the full tuition fees to be charged|
|2||Provided written proof of your confirmed financial support, sponsor or scholarship to Student Administration or Finance and this covers the full fees to be charged|
|3||Already paid the full fees to be charged and this is visible in your student fees account transactions on the Finance Channel in MyEd as either a 'current item' or in 'history'.|
|4||Part paid and have supplied written proof of funding for the balance of the full fees to be charged (a combination of 2 and 3 above)|
|5||Already paid the first instalment, 50% of the full fees to be charged, and this is visible in the Finance Channel (as 3 above) – please ensure the online direct debit mandate is completed by the mandate due date per the direct debit timetable|
You must contact (preferably by email) Income Section, Finance staff if you:
|1||Need to provide evidence of financial aid from:|
|a.A postgraduate loan or professional or career development loan (CDL) within the UK||
The Income Section require a copy of the loan agreement/payment schedule showing the amounts and dates when payment will be made direct to the student (Student Finance Doctoral/Postgraduate Loan) or sent to the University’s bank account (CDL). The instalment dates will be specific to the loan payment dates. SAAS Postgraduate Loans are paid direct to the University.
Any shortfall in the loan amount compared to the fees charged must be paid by the student in advance or when matriculating.
|b.A state educational loan from governments in Canada or the Nordic and Scandinavian countries (for example)||Students must provide to the Income Section a copy of the funding letter from their government before a specific payment plan can be set up|
|c.An educational bank loan from a bank in India (for example)||The Income Section needs a copy of the educational (bank) loan agreement detailing the amount and pay date(s). The loan payment dates must be the standard University instalment dates per the direct debit timetable.|
|2||Have not yet paid the fees to be charged, in full or part payment||See payment methods below|
|3||Have paid the fees to be charged (in full or part) but the payment is not shown on the Finance Channel||Proof of payment (a receipt or other transaction document) is required so the Income Section can locate the missing payment|
|4||Have a payment query|
Cash payments cannot be accepted
For security reasons cash payments are not accepted. If you have a specific query about this then please contact the Income Section.