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Financial Information

Full Time Undergraduate Tuition Fees

Full time undergraduate fees for the year are £4,030 for students who normally live in Northern Ireland and £9,250 for students who normally live in England, Scotland or Wales (GB Students). Eligible students can apply for a tuition fee loan.  Students also have the option to pay their tuition fees either in whole or in part and thus reduce any potential student debt on graduating.  Tuition fee rates are assessed each year.

Assistance with payment of tuition fees is available by applying to Student Finance NI or other sponsoring bodies (e.g. LEAs for English, Scottish or Welsh students). If you have not already received an application form from Student Finance NI, you should contact them as soon as possible. 

Non-UK EU Students (includes ROI Students)

For the academic year 2017-2018, all Non-UK EU students starting in full time Higher Education in this year will have to pay £4,030 per year towards the cost of their education.  Students may be entitled to help with their tuition fees subject to eligibility and financial income.  Students must apply to the Student Finance Services European Team if you are an EU student. It is important that students apply for help as soon as possible. Late applicants result in students being required to pay the full fees until your assessment has been completed.

Non-EU International Students

For the academic year 2017-2018, the tuition fee for all non-EU International students starting in full time higher education in this year will be £15,100

Tuition Fee Payment Options

Undergraduate & PGCE Tuition Fee Payment Options

Options

Notes

Tuition Fee Loan

Students can apply to SLC for a tuition fee loan, up to their maximum tuition fee liability.*

Pay in full at enrolment

Tuition fees can be paid by cheque, debit/credit card (credit cards are subject to 2.5% charge) or bank transfer. The University College has a maximum cash transaction limit of £1,000 accepted at the Finance Office.

Direct Debit

5 equal instalments

  • 30 November 2017
  • 29 December  2017
  • 31 January  2018
  • 28 February  2018
  • 29 March  2018

Sponsor

You may have an agreement with a sponsor, e.g. your employer, that they will financially support your studies for the 2017-18 academic year.  If this is the case please forward written confirmation from your sponsor to the Finance Office to avoid us invoicing the wrong person.  An invoice will be forwarded directly to your sponsor for payment, so please ensure that full contact details of your sponsor are included on the written confirmation/letter.

Sponsor/Payment in full at Registration Combination

Sponsor – Please forward written confirmation that your sponsor has agreed to financially support your studies up to a certain amount, for example £500.  An invoice will be forwarded directly to your sponsor for payment, so please ensure that full contact details of your sponsor are included on the written confirmation/letter. The remaining balance must be paid in full at enrolment and registration by cheque, debit/credit card (credit cards are subject to 2.5% charge) or bank transfer.

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

From 2017/18, a tuition fee loan up to £5,500 per course will be available through the Students Loan Company for students starting their Masters’ Course in 2017/18 or later by applying to Student Finance NI. The course must last no more than three Academic Years and loans will be paid directly to the College on behalf of students.  The maximum Postgraduate tuition Fee loan available is £5,500 per course, capped as follows:

Course Length

Max. PG Loan per Academic Year

 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

1

£5,500

 

 

2

£2,750

£2,750

 

3

£1,833

£1,833

£1,834

Note:  Students can only apply for postgraduate loans once.  Students cannot therefore apply for funding in relation to a number of individual modules if they are seeking a Postgraduate loan.

Postgraduate Tuition Fee Payment Options

Options

Notes

Tuition Fee Loan

Students starting their course in 2017/18 can now apply to SLC for a tuition fee loan.

Pay in full at enrolment

Tuition fees can be paid by cheque, debit/credit card (credit cards are subject to 2.5% charge) or bank transfer. The University College has a maximum cash transaction limit of £1,000 accepted at the Finance Office.

Direct Debit

Instalment Plan - Students taking modules only in Semester 1

  • 25% non-refundable payment at enrolment and registration
  • 37.5% Direct Debit payment 30 November  2017
  • 37.5% Direct Debit payment 29 December  2017

Instalment Plan - Students taking modules only in Semester 2

  • 25% non-refundable payment at enrolment and registration
  • 37.5% Direct Debit payment 28 February 2018
  • 37.5% Direct Debit payment 29 March 2018
 Instalment Plan - Students taking modules both in Semester 1 and 2
  • 25% non-refundable payment at enrolment and registration
  • 15% Direct Debit payment 30 November  2017
  • 15% Direct Debit payment 29 December  2017
  • 15% Direct Debit payment 31 January  2018
  • 15% Direct Debit payment  28 February  2018
  • 15% Direct Debit payment 31 March  2018

Full payment by Sponsor

You may have an agreement with a sponsor, e.g. your employer, that they will financially support in full your studies for the 2017-18 academic year.  If this is the case please forward written confirmation from your sponsor to the Finance Office prior to registration & enrolment (22nd September 2017) to avoid us invoicing the wrong person.  An invoice will be forwarded directly to your sponsor for payment, so please ensure that full contact details of your sponsor are included on the written confirmation/letter.

Part payment by Sponsor

You may have an agreement with a sponsor, e.g. your employer, that they will financially support part of your studies for the 2017-18 academic year for example up to a maximum amount of £500.   If this is the case please forward written confirmation from your sponsor to the Finance Office prior to registration & enrolment (22nd September 2017) to avoid us invoicing the wrong person.  An invoice will be forwarded directly to your sponsor for payment, so please ensure that full contact details of your sponsor are included on the written confirmation/letter and that the maximum amount payable by the sponsor is clearly indicated. The remaining balance must be paid in full at enrolment and registration by cheque, debit/credit card (credit cards are subject to 2.5% charge) or bank transfer.

Students must ensure they contact the Finance Office (028 90384339/90384 266) to make payment arrangements.

Student’s modules will be loaded on Queens Online by Academic Registry only after the student has either paid in full or paid their 25% non-refundable deposit and returned the direct debit instruction to the Finance Office or provided a copy of the Tuition fee loan entitlement letter that they receive from the Student Loans Company

Halls Fees

If you are resident in Halls you will receive an invoice for payment of the full fee at the beginning of the term. Please see Hall Fees section of the website for details of charges. 

Halls Payment options are listed below:

Options

Notes

Pay in full at enrolment

Halls fees can be paid by cheque, debit/credit card (credit cards are subject to 2.5% charge) or bank transfer. The University College has a maximum cash transaction limit of £1,000 accepted at the Halls or Finance Office.

Direct Debit

  • 40% Direct Debit payment  31 October 2017
  • 40% Direct Debit payment  31 January 2018
  • 20% Direct Debit payment  30 April 2018

Bank Charges

Students should be aware that any bank fees levied on the College due to cheques/Direct Debits not honoured by their bank will be passed on to the student.

Late Payment Fine

A charge of £25 will be levied on each occasion that there is a late payment whether this is by cheque/direct debit/card (including dishonoured payments by your bank/building society/card provider).  Following a failed payment, you must re-arrange payment including any late payment charges levied.  It is your responsibility to ensure that there are sufficient funds in your account to cover fees due.

Non-payment of Fees

Non-payment of Tuition fees and related will result in suspension from the College.  This will result in the removal of access to College facilities such as library, computers and the prevention of course progression.  It is your responsibility to make sure all these fees are paid on time.  Therefore, if at any time you think you may have difficulty making payments please contact the Finance Office to discuss the situation.

The College makes strenuous efforts to recover all outstanding payments due.  This may include engaging the services of a debt recovery agency, referring debts to our legal advisors and/or seeking recovery via small claims court.