Fees FAQs

The below information relates to academic year 2021/22

Tuition Fees and Funding

How will I know what my tuition fee is?

  • All tuition fees are published on the University website.
  • Your tuition fee is confirmed within our offer letter.
  • If you are continuing with your studies, fees may increase for your next year of study and can be viewed at edgehill.ac.uk/registry/fees/

 

Will my tuition fee increase each year?

  • Tuition fees are subject to annual review to ensure they reflect student support funding, are competitively placed and meet inflationary costs of resourcing.
  • Fees for full-time and part-time undergraduate Home status students are set in accordance with the levels permitted by the UK Government.
  • Fees for provision not regulated by the Government are set by the University and may be uplifted each academic session to reflect the retail price index (RPIX).

 

I can’t pay my tuition fee?

  • The University has a strict credit control process for collection of tuition fees. We refer all outstanding debt to an external agency.  At the earliest opportunity you must contact the Fees, Scholarships and Bursaries Team, Academic Registry to discuss arrangements relating to all tuition fees and payment plans.

Undergraduate, Integrated Masters, PGCE, MSc Nursing and MSc Midwifery Programmes

I’ve received an invoice for my tuition fee but Student Finance should be paying?

  • If you do not have Student Finance funding approved at the time of enrolment you will receive an invoice for the full tuition fee as you are liable for payment. This invoice will be re-directed to the Student Loans Company if and when funding is confirmed.
  • Please log on to your Student Finance account and view your ‘To Do’ list here to check the status of your application and ensure there is no further action for you to take.
  • If you are a new student please check that the University shown on your Payment Advice Notification from Student Finance shows as Edge Hill. If it doesn’t, please forward a copy via e-mail to [email protected]. Once this has been received by us instruction will be issued to Student Finance to confirm your transfer and we will ensure any maintenance loan is paid to you promptly.
  • If you have any issues with your application such as eligibility or residency evidence or need advice in general regarding your application or financial support, please contact our Money Advice Team [email protected] who will be able to assist you.

My funding has been rejected?

  • Subject to eligibility, you are entitled to tuition fee loan funding for the length of your course plus one additional year, known as a ‘gift year’.
  • If you have previously studied at Edge Hill or elsewhere and did not complete this due to mitigating circumstances you may only be awarded a maintenance loan and not qualify for a tuition fee loan.  This will mean you are required to self-fund your studies however you can appeal to Student Finance on the grounds of Compelling Personal Reasons (CPR). The Students’ Union can support you with this process, free of charge. Please make an appointment with them directly at https://ehsuadvice.simplybook.it/v2/

I think my funding is inaccurate?

  • If you think you may not be receiving the correct maintenance loan you should contact the Money Advice Team [email protected] who will be able to check your funding entitlement.

Why haven’t I received my maintenance loan?

  • In order to receive your maintenance loan payment you must be registered with the University and fully enrolled on programme.  You will have completed stage one enrolment online and stage two, to confirm your attendance onsite and will have received an email to your University email account confirming your enrolled status. Until you have received this email (and assuming your Student Finance funding is approved) you will not receive your maintenance loan payment.
  • If you are part enrolled, you are not entitled to any public funding until all conditions have been met. You may wish to speak with the Admissions Office if you are unsure what is outstanding with your Edge Hill application.

NEW AND CONTINUING STUDENTS

  1. Check your Student Finance online account ‘To Do’ list here and make sure you have no outstanding tasks.
  2. If you are registered, have checked your Student Finance account and have still not received your payment please call Student Finance on:
    Student Finance England: 0300 100 0607
    Student Finance Wales: 0300 200 4050
    Student Finance NI: 0300 100 0077
    Student Awards Agency for Scotland: 0300 555 0505.
  3. If the matter is still unresolved call the Fees, Scholarships and Bursaries Team on 01695 657359.
  • Once the University has confirmed your registration with the Student Loans Company (SLC) you should expect to receive your payment directly into your nominated bank or building society account within 3-5 working days, or on the date confirmed on your payment schedule, whichever is the later.
  • For new students, your maintenance loan will only be processed by the SLC on the first day of your course, regardless of when we confirm your registration.  If you have enrolled on time you can expect to receive payment within 3-5 working days of your course start date unless you have enrolled afterwards, when payment will be released 3-5 working days from then.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Continuing students are required to reapply to Student Finance each academic year.
    Part time students will receive maintenance loan payments two weeks from the start of each term. Dates will be confirmed on your Student Loans Company payment schedule.

I’ve received an invoice for my tuition fee but my sponsor/employer should be paying?

  • If your employer or a sponsor is paying all or part of your tuition fee we require instruction from them on email, letter headed paper or purchase order, confirming; your full name, programme, academic year and student ID (if possible) and how much they will be paying.
  • You will be asked to provide this to us during enrolment.
  • Payment is due from your sponsor within 30 days of our invoice.
  • If you have confirmation of sponsorship to provide to us please forward to:
  • [email protected] (Faculty of Education Professional Learning)
  • [email protected] (Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine Professional Development or
  • [email protected] for all other programmes

PLEASE NOTE:

You are required to provide notification of sponsorship for each academic session.

We will not chase a sponsor for outstanding tuition fees. You are personally responsible for ensuring that your tuition fee is paid in full.

I am self-funding, what are the University’s payment dates?

  • All self-funding students are expected to meet the University payment dates as follows:
    Full time and part time Undergraduate, PGCE, MSc Nursing and MSc Midwifery
  • September – October start: 15 October, 15 January & 15 April.
  • January – February start: 15 February, 15 May & 15 August.
  • March – April start: 15 June, 15 September & 15 December
  • Can I set up a different instalment plan to pay my tuition fee?

Can I set up a different instalment plan to pay my tuition fee?

Yes, we can consider different payment plans. Please contact the Fees, Scholarships and Bursaries Team on 01695 657132 to discuss this further.

Can I change my payment date?

Yes, we can make changes to payment dates. Please contact the Fees, Scholarships and Bursaries Team on 01695 657359 to discuss this further.

I wish to make a payment or set up a payment plan, how do I go about doing this?

  • You can make an online payment or set up a payment plan via edgehill.ac.uk/paytuition. Please select ‘Tuition Fee Payment’ to set up a payment plan, You will need to have confirmed a plan with us in the first instance. Alternatively, if you wish to make payment in full select ‘Invoice Payments’, you will need to have your invoice number to hand.

Postgraduate

When will I receive my postgraduate / doctoral loan?

  • The University will confirm your registration to the Student Loans Company (SLC) immediately following enrolment, subject to you being fully registered, having met all the conditions of your offer and having an agreement in place regarding payment of your tuition fee.
  • Once confirmed, payment of the first instalment will be made directly to your bank account in 3-5 working days or on the payment schedule issued by the SLC, whichever is the later.

PLEASE NOTE:
Whilst you are ‘part enrolled’ the University will not be able to confirm your registration to the Student Loans Company.

Students who do not pay their tuition fee in full at enrolment will be expected to engage with a recurring card payment plan immediately after completing stage two of the enrolment process to show a commitment to their studies.

What are the University payment dates?

The University payment dates for postgraduate courses are as follows:

  • August – October start: 15 October, 01 February & 01 May.
  • January start: 15 February, 01 May & 01 August.

Can I set up a different instalment plan to pay my tuition fee?

  • Yes, we can consider different payment plans. Please contact the Fees, Scholarships and Bursaries Team on 01695 657132 to discuss this further.

Can I change my payment date?

Yes, we can make changes to payment dates. Please contact the Fees, Scholarships and Bursaries Team on 01695 657132 to discuss this further.

I wish to make a payment or set up a payment plan, how do I go about doing this?

  • You can make an online payment or set up a payment plan via edgehill.ac.uk/paytuition. Please select ‘Tuition Fee Payment’ to set up a payment plan, You will need to have confirmed a plan with us in the first instance. Alternatively, if you wish to make payment in full select ‘Invoice Payments’, you will need to have your invoice number to hand.

Will I qualify for Alumni Fee Remission?

  • If you are an Edge Hill graduate, ERASMUS+ or Study Abroad student you could benefit from a reduction in your tuition fee when enrolling onto an eligible full-time or part-time postgraduate programme at the University for the first time.
  • The offer is intended to be inclusive as possible and is open to all students who graduated within the last three years. This means that for academic year 2021/22 entry, students must have graduated from July 2018 onwards.
  • The University offers a fee reduction for postgraduate taught and research provision for eligible programmes.
  • Eligibility will be confirmed at enrolment.
  • The offer applies to the full duration of the programme, excluding any repeated years, but you must be studying a minimum of 60 credits a year, have no external sponsorship arrangement and be in good financial standing with the University to receive the discount.
  • For all enquiries please contact the Fees, Scholarships and Bursaries Team by email at [email protected].

PLEASE NOTE:
This benefit is only offered once per student. Edge Hill staff do not qualify for this benefit but may be considered for Staff Fee Remission.  Some courses are excluded from the fee reduction offer.  A full list of these can be found at:
https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/postgraduate-students-2020/?tab=fee-remission

Will I qualify for Staff Fee Remission?

  • In the spirit of encouraging personal development in personal time i.e. outside contracted hours of work, the University has agreed the following qualifying criteria for 50% fee remission for part-time study of under/postgraduate taught provision during and 20% fee remission for part-time postgraduate research. This scheme refers to programmes directly studied here at Edge Hill University.
  • Staff registered on a designated full-time programme are not normally eligible for the remission.
  • In all cases, applicants should send their funding application each year to Learning & Development – [email protected] Students’ Union applicants should request a letter of support from the Chief Executive Officer, Students’ Union.
  • Full criteria is available at https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/documents/discretionary-staff-fee-remission-scheme/
  • For all enquiries please contact the Fees, Scholarships and Bursaries Team by email at [email protected].

PLEASE NOTE:

You must re-apply for each year of study, to ensure the currency of qualifying criteria can be confirmed to Academic Registry.

Programme Changes

What will happen with my tuition fee and funding if I withdraw?

  • The amount of tuition fee you will be liable to pay will depend upon your last date of engagement with your studies.
  • Further information on the University’s Tuition Fee Liability Procedure can be found at https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/documents/tuition-fee-regulations/.
  • If you have a maintenance loan with Student Finance we will notify them of your withdrawal and they will calculate your entitlement to funding, based upon your last date of attendance. If you have been overpaid they will write to you directly.
  • Please contact the Fees, Scholarships and Bursaries Team on [email protected] or 01695 657359 for questions relating to tuition fee liability and funding entitlement specifically relating to your personal circumstances.

What will happen with my tuition fee and funding if I suspend my studies?

  • The amount of tuition fee you will be liable to pay will depend upon your last date of engagement.
  • Further information on the University’s Tuition Fee Liability Liability Procedure can be found at https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/documents/tuition-fee-regulations/.
  • If you have a maintenance loan with Student Finance we will notify them of your suspension and they will calculate your entitlement to funding, based upon your last date of attendance. If you have been overpaid they will write to you directly.
  • Please contact the Fees, Scholarships and Bursaries Team on [email protected] or 01695 657359 for questions relating to tuition fee liability and funding entitlement specifically relating to your personal circumstances.

PLEASE NOTE:
You are required to reapply for funding for your returning year to cover the tuition fee and your living costs and this will count as your ‘gift year’. If you have already accessed your gift year funding will not be granted and you will be required to self-fund your tuition fee. However, if your repeat year is due to poor health, or other mitigating circumstances, you may be eligible to apply for Compelling Personal Reasons (CPR) with Student Finance. The Students’ Union can support you with this process, free of charge. Please make an appointment with them directly on https://ehsuadvice.simplybook.it/v2/.

What will happen with my tuition fee and funding if I repeat a year?

  • If you suspend your studies to repeat the following year you will incur a tuition fee. The amount of fee you will be liable to pay will depend upon your last date of attendance.
  • Further information on the University’s Tuition Fee Liability Procedure can be found at https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/documents/tuition-fee-regulations/.
  • If you have a maintenance loan with Student Finance we will notify them of your suspension and they will calculate your entitlement to funding, based upon your last date of attendance. If you have been overpaid they will write to you directly.
  • Please contact the Fees, Scholarships and Bursaries Team on [email protected] or 01695 657359 for questions relating to tuition fee liability and funding entitlement specifically relating to your personal circumstances.

PLEASE NOTE:
You must reapply to Student Finance for funding for your repeat year to cover the tuition fee and your living costs. This will count as your ‘gift year’. If you have already accessed your gift year funding will not be granted and you will be required to self-fund your tuition fee for your repeat year.  However, if your repeat year is due to poor health, or other mitigating circumstances, you may be eligible to apply for Compelling Personal Reasons (CPR) with Student Finance. The Students’ Union can support you with this process, free of charge. Please make an appointment with them directly on https://ehsuadvice.simplybook.it/v2/

What if I change, add or remove a module on my part-time programme?

  • After you submit instruction to the Academic Registry your tuition fee liability will be reviewed and if applicable a credit note/invoice will be raised and posted to you.
  • PLEASE NOTE:
    if there is a change to your tuition fee liability, you will be required to amend your recurring payment plan or tuition fee loan. Where possible, the University will adjust the tuition fee loan amount on your behalf, with your permission. Please speak with the Fees, Scholarships and Bursaries Team on 01695 657359 or [email protected] in the first instance.

Assessment / Re-assessment

What will happen with my tuition fee and funding if I am Transferred to Part Time for reassessment?

  • You will be charged at the standard fee rate for your registered academic session, calculated at the number of reassessed credits. Our fees can be viewed at https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/registry/fees/
  • You may be eligible for Student Finance funding to cover this fee (and living costs) if you have not already used your ‘gift year’.  Please submit your funding application as if you are progressing to your next year of study and submit as soon as possible.  We will notify Student Finance that your status has changed and adjust your tuition fee liability when your funding is approved.
  • If you are not entitled to funding you will be required to self-fund your tuition fee. Payment may be made in three equal instalment instalments.
  • We expect your fee to be paid in full before you progress onto your next year of study.

Please contact the Fees, Scholarships and Bursaries Team on 01695 657093 or [email protected] for questions relating to tuition fee liability and funding entitlement specifically relating to your personal circumstances.

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not qualify for a tuition fee loan you must contact us immediately, so we can discuss arrangements for paying your tuition fee, as you will be personally responsible for payment.

Will I have to pay if I have a teaching placement to take in the next academic year?

  • If you are ‘Deferred’ in placement there is no tuition fee liability. If you are ‘Referred’ in placement your tuition fee may be waivered following formal request from the Faculty to the University’s Directorate. All students may still apply to Student Finance for a maintenance loan.

 

If I withdraw from the QTS element of my course how does this affect my tuition fee and funding?

  • There will be no change to your tuition fee.
  • The University will advise Student Finance that you are no longer undertaking Qualified Teaching Status (QTS).
  • if there is a change in the number of study weeks with your new programme your funding entitlement may be reviewed by Student Finance.

I am Referred to Study for Honours (QSFH), do I have to pay?

  • If you are Referred to Study for Honours you will have a tuition fee to pay, calculated upon the standard credit price and number of credits to study for your most recent year of registration.
  • There is no funding available from Student Finance for the extra module(s), you will be required to self-fund your tuition fee.

 

Placements

Study Abroad/ERASMUS + year?

  • The tuition fee liability for a full ERASMUS or Study Abroad Year is 15% of the full time equivalent fee for your year of study. The tuition fee will be met by the University’s Student Opportunity Fund.
  • If undertaking study in one semester only the tuition fee charged will be the standard full time fee for the academic year. Half of the tuition fee cost will be met by the University’s Student Opportunity Fund.
  • If you are considering, or have your placement confirmed on either the Study Abroad or ERASMUS scheme please contact the Fees, Scholarships and Bursaries Team on 01695 657204 to discuss Student Finance funding eligibility and for any questions relating to the tuition fee.

Sandwich Year Placement?

  • The tuition fee liability for a Sandwich Placement is 20% of the full time equivalent fee for your year of study. The tuition fee will be met by the University’s Student Opportunity Fund.
  • If you are considering or have your placement confirmed for a Sandwich Year and you wish to discuss fees and funding entitlement please contact the Fees, Scholarships and Bursaries Team on 01695 657131.

Sponsorship

I am sponsored by my employer or an organisation.  How do I confirm this arrangement/I have received an invoice for my tuition fee?

  • If you have secured sponsorship or part-sponsorship, you are required to provide written confirmation of this arrangement to the Academic Registry prior to or during enrolment.  This should be on company letter head or purchase order from your sponsor and must include:
    • your full name and University ID number (if known)
    • academic year
    • your course or module code(s)
    • the amount of contribution
    • the name of the person, organisation and full address including email, of where the invoice should be sent
    • a reference (or purchase order number) to be quoted (if applicable) and
    • signature of an authorised person
  • In the majority of cases you will receive an invoice for your tuition fee (with the exception of Health CPD study) as you remain personally responsible for payment. Your sponsor will receive a separate invoice and will be expected to make payment within 30 days.  Failure to pay on time will result in us initiating credit control of your account.
  • Please note sponsorship confirmation must be provided each academic year during enrolment and will affect eligibility for Alumni Fee Remission.
  • the University reserves the right to reject a sponsor
  • the University reserves the right to reject a sponsor’s letter or purchase order if information is incorrect or incomplete
  • If you have confirmation of sponsorship to provide to us please forward to:
  • [email protected] (Faculty of Education Professional Learning)
  • [email protected] (Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine Professional Development( or
  • [email protected] for all other programmes

 

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