Payment of Tuition Fees

Q Do I have to pay the fees on or before enrolment?

A The University Policy is that fees have to be paid in full on or before 31 October.  Unless during the online pre-enolment and re-enrolment process you selected the card instalment option, allowing you to pay 50% of your tuition fees by 31 October.  Please note if you fail to select the instalment option during the online process we cannot create a manual schedule and the full fees will need to be paid immediately.

Alternatively your fees maybe paid by one of the following methods:-

  • Taking out a loan with Student Finance England who will pay the fees directly to the University on your behalf.
  • 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, Finance staff 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 que 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 insufficience 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 on 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 advice that during 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 invited 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 payments 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 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.

National Scholarship Programme

Q What Scholarships are offered by Aston? Will this reduce my fees?

A Aston offers a range of scholarships click the link ot find additional details Aston Scholarships

Withdrawing from the University

Q Can I get a refund if I leave my programme part way through?

A Yes, in certain circumstances a refund or partial refund will be considered. Please refer to the relevant section which outlines the withdrawal process. However there is a deadline for informing the University of your wish to withdraw, after which there can be no refund. For further details please go to Withdrawing from University

What happens if I do not pay my fees

Q What sanctions are imposed for the late payment of tuition fees?

A Tuition fee sanctions will be imposed for example the use of both library and computer facilities will be withdrawn. For further details please go to Sanctions – Non Payment of Fees

Q What sanctions are imposed for the late payment of residence fees?

A Residence fees sanctions will be imposed. Typically this will be Term 1 & 2 Notice to Vacate and legal action and in Term 3 legal action will be taken to recover the debt. For further details please go to Sanctions – Non Payment of Fees

Q Will any debt to the University stop me from graduating?

A Yes, please refer to the sanctions section. For further details please go to Sanctions – Non Payment of Fees


Q Can invoices, letters, statements and other financial correspondence be sent to an (personal) email address other than the Aston University email?

A No – all communication will be sent to you at your Aston University email address. It is important that you check your email on a regular basis.

How much are my fees?

Q How much are my tuition fees ?

A The tuition fees are calculated by the University Registry Office and you can find their contact details by clicking on the following link; http://www1.aston.ac.uk/current-students/finances/paying/contacts/registrycontact/

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