Tuition Fee Liability

If you withdrew from your programme of study at University you will still be required to pay your tuition fees. However the date of your withdrawal (as reported to Taught Student Administration) and the type of programme will determine the amount of Tuition Fee that you will be charged.

Undergraduate (full-time) , Postgraduate taught  and Continued Professional Development programmes

Undergraduate (full-time) , Postgraduate taught and Continued Professional Development programmes
Confirmed Withdrawal Date  Fee liability
 Up to one week after the Autumn term commences 0%
 On or after one week from the first day of the Autumn term 25%
 On or after the first day of the Spring term

50%

On or after the first day of the Summer term

100%

Please note:  

  • The above policy applies if you are  studying on a full-time undergraduate programme or for one of the following qualifications MA, MSc, LLM, MEd, PGDip, PGCert, GDip, GCert, BPhil, CertHE, AdCert, UDip, UCert; where the tuition fee charge is for the whole programme rather than individual modules and the programme has standard start dates.
  • If you are paying your tuition fees via a loan from the Student Loan Company (SLC), your withdrawal date will be reported to the SLC and your Tuition Fee Loan will be adjusted accordingly to reflect the correct liability and any interest accrued.
  • The first day of Autumn, Spring and Summer term refers
    to the first date of your programme which for most, but not all, will be the
    same as the published term dates.

 

Undergraduate programmes (part-time)

Confirmed Withdraw date  Fee Liability
 Up to two weeks after the Autumn term commences 0%
 On or after two weeks from the first day of the Autumn term 25%
On or after the first day of the Spring term 50%
On or after the first day of the Summer term  100%

 

Postgraduate Research (PGR) programmes

Tuition fees are charged per academic year (12 months) on the basis of the academic year 1 October to 30 September. Each fee is broken down to give a monthly fee.  If you withdraw from a PGR programme during the year or take a leave of absence the tuition fee liability is reviewed and you will be charged as follows:

Confirmed withdrawal date  Fee liability (Months charged)
On or before the 14th day of the month From October to the end of the month before the withdrawal date (i.e. no fees charged for the month of withdrawal)
On or before the 15th day of the month

From October to the end of the month of withdrawal  (i.e. fees charged for the month of withdrawal)

 

Bill by module programmes

If you are charged per module and you decide to withdraw from the module, they you will be charged as follows:

Confirmed withdrawal date   Fee liability (Modules charged)
 On or before 14 days after the module commences*  0%
On or after the 15th day of the module 100%

 * Please note for programmes of a short duration (8 weeks or less) the 0% liability period will be reduced to 7 days.

 

This does not affect your statutory cancellation rights.

Exceptions

The above policies are not applicable if you pay your tuition fees via a Federal loan; the University must remain compliant with Federal regulations, please review the Return of Title IV funds policy.

 

Leave of Absence (LOA)/Temporary Absences 

If you take a leave of absence, your tuition fees will be prorated so that you are charged only for the period that you have attended in each academic year.  If your tuition fees are being paid via a student loan, the University will need to notify Student Finance England of your revised fee liability so that you can borrow the correct amount in each academic year.

Please note:  student loans and grants, scholarships and bursaries are not normally payable during suspension of studies.