If you have a debt to the University you may still be formally invited to a Congregations ceremony but it is important that you take note of the deadline set for clearing debts.

Please make sure all outstanding University debts are cleared by the deadline we will specify.

If your outstanding balance is a tuition fee debt, failure to meet the deadline will mean your results will be withheld and you will be excluded from graduating. When you are invited to your graduation you will be provided with the fee debt deadline. 

If your outstanding balance is an ancillary debt (i.e. not related to payment of University tuition fees), failure to pay the balance by the deadline means the University reserves the right to revoke your invitation to attend the degree ceremony. Instead you will graduate in absentia only.

However, if you are graduating in November 2020, when all awards will be conferred in absentia, then if you have an ancillary debt this will not prevent you receiving your certificate but please be aware you may not be able to attend a celebration ceremony in the future if this remains outstanding. 

Please make the payment online. You can check the balance of your account by contacting the Income Office at incomeoffice@kent.ac.uk. 

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