Payment of Tuition Fees
Q Do I have to pay the fees on or before enrolment?
A) During your enrolment you will automatically be setup to pay by instalment, allowing you to pay 50% of your tuition fees by 31 October.
Alternatively your fees maybe paid by one of the following methods:-
- Undergraduate student who have taken out a loan with Student Finance England will have the funds paid directly to the University on your behalf.
- Postgraduate students who have taken out a loan with Student Finance will have the funds paid directly your bank account. In order to amend your instalments inline with Student Finance's payment dates and amounts Finance Centre require a copy of your notification along with payment of the 1st instalment.
- A sponsor, normally when a company or institute (not a family member or individual) is paying your fees on your behalf see Sponsored Students for further detail.
Q Can I pay at enrolment?
A) Yes, payments can be made during enrolment, The Finance staff are located in the Finance Centre and will be available to help you with the payments. You may also use the online card payment this option means you do not have to queue and is accessible outside of normal office hours.
Q What happens if I do not pay at enrolment?
If payment is not made in full, or insufficient evidence is given on how your fees will be paid, then financial clearance will be blocked. You will have until 31 October to pay in full or provide a sponsorship letter, failure to do so may result in you being asked to withdraw. It is important that you speak to staff in the Finance Centre.
Q I have not received my Tuition Fee Loan confirmation will I still be able to enrol? Will I still have to pay my fees then request a refund from the University?
A) Yes you can still enrol but we advise that during online enrolment you complete an instalment request, allowing you to pay 50% of the fees by the deadline date of 31 October. The Student Loans Company will provide confirmation of your loan to the University Registry and Planning Services Department who will credit any invoices raised for tuition. You will then be required to complete the refund request, for further details click on Refunds
Q Can I pay by monthly instalments?
A) No, the University only allows the following; 50% Term 1, 25% Term 2 and 25% Term 3 by online card instalments only
Q When will I be invoiced for my tuition fees?
A) You will receive an invoice once you are formally enrolled. This will be sent to your Aston University email, it is important that you check your email on a regular basis. If you have already paid, this will be confirmed on the invoice which will be printed ‘PAID’.
Q How much are my tuition fees?
A) The tuition fees are calculated by the University Registry and Planning Services Department - Registry Contact who can confirm the charge.
Q What happens for subsequent academic years?
A) The same deadline of 31 October for the relevant academic year applies. You will not be permitted to re-enrol for the following academic year if you have not paid the fees and other amounts due to the University.