Debts other than debt
to the University
If you are already is serious financial difficulty donít wait any
longer, please contact Student
For money advice resources and tools see our
Management page. For budgeting tools see our
Budget Planners page.
For information on how to pay, when to pay and what to pay
please see the
Tuition fee payment and deposit policies are posted
If you fail to adhere to the payment terms and dates then you will
be sent reminders from the Income Office and charged late payment
fees. If the debt remains unpaid your case will be referred to the
Academic Registrar who will write to you, you must pay by the deadline
in that letter or you will be withdrawn from your course.
If you are in financial difficulty and are unable to pay tuition
fees by the deadline please come to Student Support early to discuss
your case. For international students there is no financial support
for tuition fees once you are in the UK. Therefore, it may be that the
best option for you is to temporarily withdraw from your course,
returning once you have secured the funding you need to continue.
You should also note that if you elect to pay your tuition fees termly and then default on this agreement you would not be able to pay
termly in subsequent years.
Autumn Term Tuition Fees
If you have not paid your tuition fees by the deadline, you will be charged a late payment fine and will be
sent an email from Income. In order to remain a registered
student you must follow the procedures below:
- All full time eligible EU and UK students since are
able to apply for a tuition fee loan to cover the full amount of fees
which they are expected to contribute.
- New part-time students
starting in 2012 will also be eligible to take a
tuition fee loan.
- UK students should apply for this loan
https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-register-login or through the main student
finance application form (PN1 or PR1).
- EU students should apply
through the Student Finance Services European
aware that this support must be in place before the first instalment
of fees is due, otherwise you will be expected to pay this yourself
(and be reimbursed once your tuition fee loan is confirmed).
For more information
see our EU pages.
Tel: (+44) (0) 141 243 3570
- If you have not yet had your final assessment and/or your student
loan please inform Student Support.
- If you have not yet made an application for
tuition fee loan you may
still be able to apply provided you apply no later than nine months
after the first day of the academic year of your course, you should
contact Student Finance England immediately.
- If you are liable to pay £350 or more of your
fees you must pay a third of your fee, at least, by the deadline, if
you are liable to pay £349 or less you can not pay in instalments. If you are still awaiting your assessment from the
EU Customer Services Team
you must pay the first instalment of the tuition fee to the University
and claim a refund upon receipt of your assessment.
- You should note that if you do not pay your
tuition fee or fail to provide a satisfactory reason for non payment
the Academic Registrar will be notified and initiate procedures for
you to be withdrawn.
- If you are experiencing problems with Student Finance England
(or equivalent), or just want further advice please
immediately for advice.
- For information on instalment due dates and late
payment charges please see the
If you are in debt to the University and you are not able to
register or have received a letter from the
Academic Registrar giving you a deadline upon which you will be
withdrawn, you should obtain some proof of when/how the
debt will be paid, for example if you are waiting for monies from a
sponsor you should obtain a written document from them such as a bank
If you are based at the Colchester campus you should take this to the Income and Payments Office,
If you are based at the Southend or Loughton campus you should
Income and Payments to discuss in the first instance.