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Finance Department

Full time Tuition Fees: Home, EU Undergraduate and PGCE Students

PLEASE READ THIS SECTION IN ITS ENTIRETY. THE UNIVERSITY DOES NOT RECEIVE INFORMATION OF FUNDING DIRECTLY AND WE REQUIRE STUDENTS TO CO-OPERATE WITH US. YOU RUN THE RISK OF BEING CHARGED AN ADMINISTRATIVE CHARGE IF YOU DO NOT DO EVERYTHING THAT IS REQUESTED, OR KEEP US INFORMED OF ANY UNCONTROLLABLE DELAY.

Students have a choice whether to: 

  • take out a SLC loan (deferring their fee)
  • pay for tuition whilst studying (paying upfront) or
  • a combination of the two

You are required to provide information as part of your on line enrolment as to how your tuition fees are to be paid. 

If you choose to take out a SLC loan you must apply as soon as possible to Student Finance Direct on 0845 607 7577. Please note that the loan is paid directly to the University. You will be required to repay the loan at a future date when earnings exceed a certain limit. Interest is charged.

If you choose to pay upfront you will be allowed to pay one third of the annual amount at the start of each term. The University's preferred payment method is by direct debit. Once a mandate is set up it can be actioned from one year to the next. If you already have a direct debit arrangement with the University there is no need to set one up again. The University has operated direct debit for over ten years. We comply with banking regulations e.g. we always send a letter to the holder of the paying bank account setting out the bank details and amount to be collected 10 working days before collection. The collection dates will be on or just after 1st December for the first term (Michaelmas), 1st February for the second term (Epiphany) and 1st June for the third term (Easter). You will also be e–mailed an invoice setting out the instalment dates and amounts.

You can set up a direct debit in any of the following ways:

  • Online direct debit. You will need the student ID number and date of birth to access this secure web page.
  • By telephone ringing +44 (0) 191 334 6936.
  • Face to face by coming into our office and working through the web screens with us.
  • On paper - please request a paper mandate form from studentbilling.query@durham.ac.uk or calling +44 (0) 191 334 6936.

If you wish to pay by cheque you will be e–mailed an invoice.

It is up to you to make sure that you pay on time. The due dates are 4th November 2013, 30th January 2014 and 12th May 2014. If you pay late you may be charged an administration charge.

VERY IMPORTANT POINTS TO NOTE:

You may be charged an administration charge in the following circumstances:

  • Failure to pay on time. The due date is 30/14/14 days into the start of the Michaelmas, Epiphany and Easter Terms respectively. This is to allow you sufficient time to organise payment. Please do not leave it to the last minute. The due dates for 2013/14 are 4th November 2013, 30th January 2014 and 12th May 2014. These dates will be printed on the invoice. Administration charges may be raised after these dates.
  • In addition, we make a £25 charge for a cheque or direct debit returned by the bank as insufficient funds. This is to cover the additional work in processing the extra charge and the necessary follow up.