Paying by Direct Debit instalments

The University is able to agree in most cases that tuition fees can be paid in three instalments.

New students and new direct debit payers must pay the first instalment (50%) by any method other than direct debit in advance or when matriculating.

Students who previously paid by direct debit and are continuing on programme the first instalment (50%) will be by direct debit.

The second and third instalments will be collected by direct debit from a nominated bank account.

pay 50% online

pay 50% by bank (wire) transfer

Dissertation fees (60 credits) charged for courses provided on a modular basis can also be paid by instalment however all other modular fees charged at individual course level must be paid within 30 days of the invoice date.

Paying by direct debit instalment is easy and there are no extra charges for paying this way so long as payment is made as agreed. The following provides all the information to set up and pay by direct debit.

Once the instalment plan is in place then all the bank account holder has to do is make sure there is enough money in the UK bank account at least one day before the instalment date. An iPhone/Android app is available to help keep track of all your direct debits.

Direct Debit Control Centre - Smartphone and tablet application

Administration charge

An administration charge of £20 will be levied against a student's account where a direct debit instalment is returned unpaid from the payers bank. Please be aware banks may also charge for each failed direct debit.

The concession to pay by direct debit instalment will no longer be available where payments are returned unpaid on more than one occasion. If this occurs or where a direct debit instruction is cancelled (without good reason and sufficient prior notice to the Finance Department) then any remaining sums due for the year in question will be required to be paid immediately (including the administration charge) and any future years payments will be required to be paid by direct credit only to the University.

Paying by instalment 2019/20

In most cases the University will agree to tuition fees being paid in three instalments. There is no additional cost for paying by this method.

Instalment amounts and dates 2019/20

The amount of each instalment and the dates they are due are advised by letter.

The Direct Debit mandate

If you wish to pay by Direct Debit a completed mandate must be received by the due date stated in the Direct Debit timetable and the first instalment must have been paid otherwise the option to pay by instalment will expire.

The Direct Debit timetable

The direct debit mandate (a bank instruction) must be received by the due dates shown on the timetable. There are different due dates depending on the matriculation dates - normally the week before the official programme start date.

The Direct Debit guarantee

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What is Direct Debit?

Direct Debit is the simplest way to pay bills or make regular payments.

Changing or cancelling a Direct Debit

Refer to the following information in order to amend or cancel an existing Direct Debit agreement.

Paying fees on behalf of a student by Direct Debit

Where tuition fees are paid by instalment, the first instalment must be paid in advance or when matriculating. The second and third instalments can only be paid by Direct Debit.

Direct Debit checklist

If you wish to pay by Direct debit the following steps must be completed.

Instalments for 2020/21

If you would like to pay by instalment for the 2020/21 academic year you need to: