3.1.1 This section applies to all students whether you are full-time, part- time, undergraduate or postgraduate, though it may not apply to students enrolled on an apprenticeship with the University.
3.1.2 In this section, the term ‘Home Students’ means UK students only, including ‘Island’ students, such as the Isle of Man. The term ‘Overseas Students’ refers to students from any other country, including the EU.
3.1.3 You should read the whole of this section carefully as it contains important information.
3.2.1 You should pay your tuition fees when you enrol. You can either pay the fees yourself or provide us with evidence that your fees (in part or in full) will be paid by a sponsor. This sponsor must be one which we recognise as acceptable, for example, the Student Loan Company, your employer or your government embassy.
3.2.2 If we do not consider your proposed sponsor acceptable, you will be required to pay your fees in the first instance. When we receive payment from your sponsor, we will reimburse you directly for the fees you have paid.
3.2.3 If your bank refuses payment when we request your fees, we reserve the right to withdraw you from your course with immediate effect.
3.2.4 In certain circumstances, we can accept payment by instalment. The Student Finance Office can give you full details of how to do this.
3.2.5 For Overseas Students, instalments can only be paid as set out below:
3.2.6 If you do not pay at least 25% of your full tuition fee or provide proof of acceptable sponsorship, you will not be permitted to enrol. If you are exceptionally allowed to enrol without immediate payment and subsequently do not pay the minimum agreed payment the university has the right to withdraw you from your course of study for failing to meet enrolment requirements. If you do not comply with our payment terms, as set out above, or with requests for payment reminders, you will not be permitted to access your account with Computing and Library Services. This means you will not have access to your university email account or other online facilities including the virtual learning environment.
3.3.1 You are expected to pay your outstanding tuition fees promptly. If you are experiencing financial difficulties, you should discuss your circumstances with the Student Finance Office as soon as possible, as it may be possible to agree an instalment payment schedule.
3.3.2 If your tuition fees remain outstanding six months after the end of the month in which you enrolled, we may withdraw you from your course. For example, for students enrolling in September, the deadline is 31 March.
3.3.3 If we withdraw you have the right to appeal the decision.
3.4.1 If you decide to appeal the withdrawal decision, you must submit your appeal in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org for the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) for taught students, or the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research, Innovation & Knowledge Exchange) for research students to review, within 10 working days of the date of the withdrawal letter.
3.4.2 You must submit supporting evidence to support your appeal. If there is a delay in obtaining the evidence, you should still submit the appeal no later than 10 working days from the date of the withdrawal letter and tell us what your evidence consists of and when you expect to provide it to us.
3.4.3 If you submit your appeal later than 10 working days after the date your withdrawal letter was sent to you, you will need to provide independent evidence to explain why you could not have submitted your appeal to us any sooner. This is in addition to the evidence required to support your appeal. If you do not send us appropriate independent evidence to allow your late appeal to be considered, your appeal will be rejected on the basis that it was submitted late. No further details of your appeal will be considered.
3.4.4 You can only appeal on the following grounds:
3.4.5 The decision of the Pro Vice-Chancellor will be final and you will be issued with a Completion of Procedures Letter within 20 working days from the date you submitted the appeal.
3.4.6 If your appeal is approved:
3.4.7 If your appeal is not successful:
3.4.8 You may request an independent review of the decision (please see below).
3.4.9 OIA: Independent review of the Withdrawal Appeal decision
Our appeal decision is final and there are no further appeal stages within the University. If you wish to request an independent review of our final decision, you should contact the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA) within 12 months of the date of the completion of procedures letter.
3.5.1 If your tuition fees remain outstanding, we may also:
3.5.2 If you are an overseas student with a student visa and your tuition fees remain outstanding six months after the end of the month in which you enrolled, we will report this to the Home Office. It is a breach of your visa conditions and you may be deported from the United Kingdom.
3.5.3 The above sanctions will apply if you are personally liable for your tuition fee or if your sponsor has initially agreed to pay and then reneges on the agreement. This includes cases where the sponsor informs us that they are not responsible for settling your account.
3.5.4 We will not apply these sanctions where an organisation such as the Student Loan Company, government embassy or other recognised sponsor is clearly responsible for settling your account.
3.6.1. If you are withdrawn because of an outstanding debt, we will not consider you for the award of any credit you may normally have been entitled to. This applies to the credit that you would have achieved in the current academic session affected by the debt. We will normally award any credit you have achieved prior to the year in which you were withdrawn, if applicable.
3.7.1 If you are required to repeat a module because you have not passed it, you will be charged the appropriate module fee, this includes the exceptional dispensation provided by Registry to repeat a failed module in full without attendance
3.8.1 If you are required to pay tuition fees and you withdraw or interrupt your studies for the remainder of your academic year, we will charge a proportion of the tuition fee for your course. The amount charged will depend on when you originally enrolled and when you withdraw or suspend. For undergraduate taught Students and students on courses with prescribed tuition fee fees leaving in:
For Postgraduate taught students, Postgraduate research/Doctoral students leaving in:
* If you are an overseas student who has paid a non-refundable deposit and you leave within an academic year, any non-refundable deposit will be lost.
3.9.1 We may charge you for ancillary costs and services that are provided, in addition to your tuition fees. These services may include:
3.9.2 If you do not pay these ancillary charges, we will consider this as a debt to the University. As a result, we may: