Payment of Monies Due to the University
13.1 In accepting an offer of a place of study and completing registration, a student accepts responsibility to pay all sums when due to the University. These sums include annual tuition fees, academic-related charges and accommodation fees in respect of University owned / leased student accommodation.
13.2 Where any sums remain unpaid at the time of registration the University will seek to consult with the student and endeavour, acting reasonably and taking into account the student’s reasonable representations, to make an arrangement with the student to repay the outstanding sums due within an agreed period.
13.3 Where the University is unable to make such an arrangement with the student or where, despite such an arrangement being made, the terms of the arrangement are materially or persistently breached, the University may employ other methods with a view to collecting the debt. These may include penalty payments, the use of commercial debt collectors and, in the case of accommodation debt, the termination of the student’s lease.
13.4 In relation to tuition fee debt, the University reserves the right ultimately to apply an academic sanction. An academic sanction could involve refusing to allow the student: to register as a student of the University; to progress to the next level of study; and/or to receive any degree, diploma or other qualification conferred by the University.
13.5 Academic sanctions will be applied only where alternative methods of seeking payment have been reasonably exhausted and where the University considers an academic sanction proportionate and reasonable following consideration of a student’s representations. The University will not seek to impose academic sanctions where:
i) an arrangement has been agreed with the University in respect of payment of the sum, unless that agreement has been materially or persistently breached; or
ii) the outstanding sum is subject to a dispute which is being pursued in good faith by the student.
13.6 Where students experience difficulty in making payments they can seek practical support and advice from the Student Financial Aid Team and independently from the Students' Representative Council’s Advice Centre. Students should also contact the Student Collections Team to make them aware of any delay in payment.