Finance

Completing the Direct Debit mandate form

You must complete the Direct Debit mandate form as part of setting up your Direct Debit instalments. You can complete an online or paper version of the form.

Fill out the Student Tuition Fees Direct Debit mandate form with the details of the UK bank or building society account to be debited.

The account can be your own account, or that of another person such as your parents, but the form must be completed by the account holder. It must be a personal bank account not a business bank account.

Online Direct Debit Mandate form

Bank accounts with more than one signatory

If the bank account you are using requires more than one signatory then you must complete a paper Direct Debit mandate form instead of an online form. Once you have completed the paper mandate form, please scan it and send it as a PDF to finance.helpline@ed.ac.uk

Paper Direct Debit mandate form

Validating your bank details

After you complete the mandate form we will send you an email to confirm that the bank details have been validated.

The validation routine only checks that the bank account details are in a correct format but cannot check that the bank account is suitable for Direct Debit as this will be done later.

In general, current accounts are suitable for Direct Debits, savings accounts are not. Your bank will be able to advise.

The future of your Direct Debit

Once completed, a Direct Debit mandate will remain in force for the duration of your studies at the University unless we receive notification of cancellation.

It is recommended that Direct Debit instructions are cancelled for all students who complete or withdraw from their programme of study.

In this situation students returning to study for a new programme and intending to pay by Direct Debit will need to set up a new Direct Debit mandate.

Changing or cancelling your Direct Debit

Setting up a new instalment plan