Tuition fees

Find out how much your tuition fees are and how to pay them.

How to pay

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

There is a two-instalment plan available. For details please see 'privately funded students' below.

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

International students

Visit the International Student webpages for more information about fees and funding for international students. 

More on international student fees

Undergraduate Loan from Student Loans Company

If your fees are being paid for by a Tuition Fee Loan (TFL) from the Student Loans Company, you do not need to arrange payment.

Your TFL will get paid directly to the University from the Student Loans Company, in termly instalments.

The exact payment dates will be on your 'University or College Payment Advice' letter from Student Finance.

Please keep this letter to hand in case we need to see it.

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

Postgraduate Loan from 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 three 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 GOV.UK website.

If a company or organisation is paying your fees (not Student Finance) visit our Payment by Sponsor page.

Privately funded students (e.g. your parents are paying for you)

Using our Online Epay System to make payments:

You can pay your fees using our Online Epay System.

You will need the following information to make a payment online:

  • Your Kent 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 is due on or before Arrivals Weekend. The second 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 sent up to automatically take 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.

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

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