New undergraduates

Budget to have enough money to cover your first few weeks as your maintenance loan may not come through immediately. 

Make sure you bring your University or College Payment Advice letter with you as you may need to have it scanned by a member of the Financial Aid Office. You will be advised what to do if required. 

Once you have registered, any authorised maintenance payments should be released by the Student Loans Company in three to six working days.

Paying your fees

When you join the University, you'll have a financial account which is held centrally and managed by the Income Office. The Income Office is responsible for collecting all tuition and accommodation fees applied to your student financial account and can help with any enquiries about paying your tuition and accommodation fees.

Understanding and preparing for when your fees are due to be paid will help you plan your budget for the year.  If there are any issues with your account, or you are struggling to meet the payment deadline dates, then please get in touch with us as it's better to address any concerns you have about payment deadlines sooner rather than later. We are here to help, and will work with you to find a solution. 

Top tip: Check payment dates for accommodation fees

Tuition fees

Find out more about paying your tuition fees.  

Short-term exchange students

If you are a ‘short-term exchange’ student, your tuition fees will be covered by your Home institution. If you are a ‘short-term non-exchange’ student, please visit our short-term student’s website for your specific fee information.

Finance FAQs

Accommodation fees

Find out more about paying your accommodation fees.

Accommodation fees (Canterbury)

Accommodation fees can be paid termly in advance (as per your accommodation agreement) by paying online. You can view and print out your Accommodation offer/invoice by logging back in to your MyAccommodation account.

Accommodation fees (Medway)

If you are living at Pier Quays you need to pay your accommodation fees to them directly. Once your accommodation is confirmed, Unite Students will supply you with all documentation for your accommodation, including information about paying your accommodation fees. You can contact Unite Students on +44 (0) 1634 853285 or via the My Unite app.

How to make a payment

Please visit our student finance website for all our payment methods.


If you have been successful in securing a scholarship, the Scholarships Team will email you to request bank details in order to process the payment of your scholarship.

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