Student Finance Guide

Tuition Fees

Under the University regulations, all tuition fees are due in full at the start of each academic year or at the start of your course, whichever is the later.

The method of payment is dependent on who is responsible for your tuition fees.

Undergraduate Students Funded by the Student Loans Company

If you are an undergraduate student and your fees are being paid for by a Tuition Fee Loan (TFL) from the Student Loans Company (SLC), you do not need to arrange payment. Your TFL will get paid directly to the University from SLC, in termly instalments. The University will receive 25% in the first term, 25% in the second term, and 50% in the third term. The exact payment dates will be on your 'University or College Payment Advice' letter from SLC. Please keep this letter to hand in case we need to see it.

If you would like to apply for a TFL from SLC, but have not yet done so, please visit the GOV.UK pages for further information.

Postgraduate Students Funded by the Student Loans Company

If you have applied for a Postgraduate Loan from the Student Loans Company (SLC) payment will be made directly to the bank account you have provided to them. If you intend to use this to pay your tuition fees, you will be expected to pay in 3 equal instalments on dates that are in line with your loan disbursement dates.

A payment plan should be set up via our online web payment system, please select Postgraduate with SLC Loan from the drop down. When required you will need to select the “instalments” option. Enter the total tuition fee you are liable to pay and the card details you would like the payments to come from.

Please note that online instalment plans will need to be renewed and set up at the start of each new academic year if your course is more than one year duration.

For information on Postgraduate Loans from SLC please go to the following link,

Sponsored Students

If you have a company or organisation paying your fees (not SLC) please visit our Payment by Sponsor page.

Privately Funded Students

Pay the Whole Year in Full

Full details of tuition fee amounts can be found on our Course Fee Webpage
Using our Online Epay System to make a payment -
You can pay your fees using our Online Epay System .
You will need the following information to make a payment online:

  • Your Student ID number
  • Your Date of Birth
  • Credit/Debit card details you plan to use

Cards we accept:

  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Visa Debit

Please note - Once you have made a payment you will receive a confirmation email, this is your receipt and proof of payment. No other receipt will be issued to you.

For other payment methods, please visit our Making Payments  page.

Pay in Two Equal Instalments

We offer an instalment plan of two equal payments. The first instalment is due on or before the first day of the academic year. The second instalment is due on or before 1 December.

  • You can set up an instalment plan on our Online Epay System.
  • The first instalment will be taken straight away and the second will be set up to automatically be taken on 1 December.

Updating Card Details
Please keep note of the card you have set up your instalment plan with. If your card expires, you lose your card/card is stolen, or change banks, then please contact the Income Office in person or call 01227 824242, so we can update your payment plan with your new card details.

If you wish to cancel the 2nd instalment and pay via an alternative method, please contact the Income Office by the last working day before 1 December, to arrange this otherwise your card will be charged.

Tuition Fee invoices are emailed to your Kent mail address at the start of your programme and each academic year of course. All invoices and statements of account are sent directly from our accounts system marked "Agresso Server".

If you do not receive the invoice in your Kent mailbox please check your junk folder as you may find it there. For payment options please visit making payments .


Finance Department, The Registry, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ

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Last Updated: 30/04/2018