Paying tuition fees

At Birmingham we recognise that students need flexibility when paying fees. We provide a range of payment options to suit everyone. The fee can either be paid in full or spread over manageable instalments by Direct Debit.

As a part of online registration you will be required to complete the ‘Funding section' to indicate how your fee will be funded. Payment, application for a Direct Debit or full sponsor information upon who to invoice must be received by 9th October 2015 or upon registration if your course begins after this date.

You can pay your fees using a single payment using one of the below methods:


Financially Sponsored Students

If an organisation is paying some or all of your tuition or accommodation fees you are required to provide the details of the organisation. You are not required to provide these details where:

  • Your course is being paid for by a family member or friend
  • You are paying for your course with a bank loan
  • You are a full time undergraduate / PGCE student who receives tuition fee support via Student Finance England (or other relevant Student Loan Company agency), Career Development Loan or  Federal  Loan.

Once the details of your sponsor have been provided during the registration process Student Fee will issue an invoice for payment.

Please note that if we fail to receive payment from your financial sponsor you will be liable for payment of the tuition fees.

Late payment

The University incurs additional administrative costs when collecting late payments. If we fail to receive payment when requested, a default charge of £50 or 1.5% (whichever is greater) will be charged to cover these costs. For further details on penalty of non-payment please refer to the Admissions and Registration regulations (PDF - 67KB).


Disclosure to third party

If you would like Student Fees to discuss details of your account with a parent, spouse, partner, friend, relative or other third party, the University is required under the Data Protection Act 1998, to obtain the written consent of the student.

If you would like to consent to Student Fees discussing your account with a third party please complete the Authorisation Contact Details section within your registration accessible via my.bham portal. Alternatively you are able to print and return the Authorisation Contact Details form

Disclosure to Third Party

Until we have received a completed form we will only be permitted to disclose details of an account to the student concerned.

Request a receipt

If you require a receipt for payment made towards your tuition and or your accommodation fees for the current academic year please complete the details on the receipt request:

Receipt request

Request a refund

If you believe that you have overpaid your tuition or accommodation, please complete the ‘Student Refund Request’ form below.

Student Refund Request

Please note that we can only refund the original payer of the account. If the original payer may request that an alternative account is credited by completing the ‘Refund Authorisation Form’:

Refund Authorisation

Please return the forms to:


Post:           Income Processing, Finance Office, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

In person:  Student Fees Enquiry and Income Counter, Room G8, B Block, Aston Webb Building.

Tuition fee liability for leavers 


Payment Method Queries

Tel: 0121 414 6074 
Fax: 0121 414 4898