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Student Finance for Tuition Fees – Home/EU Undergraduates

The information on the following pages gives an overview of the fee structure for students from UK/EU and for students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, studying for their first undergraduate degree. You are advised to read all the information carefully.

Tuition Fees are payable to Cardiff University for each year of your course (including repeat years).  For an approximate total cost, therefore, fees should be multiplied by the number of years of study (please note that fees for future years are subject to increase).  Your personal liability (total fee less any Grants or Sponsorship) can be paid either by taking out a Tuition Fees Loan (repayable on completion of your course) or by one of the payment options offered by Cardiff University.

All Home/EU Undergraduate Fees are payable as follows; first instalment 25%, second instalment 25%, third instalment 50%

Tuition Fees 2014/15 - Home/EU Undergraduates

Start date/place of residence2012/13-2014/152010/11-2011/12
Full-time UG Fee9000.003465.00
Students living in WalesMay be eligible for a non-repayable fee grant of 5315.00 and a repayable loan of 3685.00 Will be eligible for a repayable tuition fee loan of 3465.00
Students living elsewhere in the UKWill be eligible for a repayable tuition fee loan of 9000.00 Will be eligible for a repayable tuition fee loan of 3465.00
Students living in the EU (non UK)May be eligible for a non-repayable fee grant of 5315.00 and a repayable loan of 3685.00 Will be eligible for a repayable tuition fee loan of 3465.00

 

Students on ERASMUS or study year abroad

Start date/place of residence2012/13-2014/152010/11-2011/12
Full-time UG Fee1350.00No fees due
Students living in WalesMay be eligible for a non-repayable fee grant of 675.00 and a repayable loan of 675.00 Not applicable
Students living elsewhere in the UKWill be eligible for a repayable tuition fee loan of  1350.00 Not applicable
Students living in the EU (non UK)May be eligible for a non-repayable fee grant of 675.00 and a repayable loan of 675.00 Not applicable

 

Students on work placement year of a sandwich course

Start date/place of residence2012/13-2014/152010/11-2011/12
Full-time UG Fee1800.001725.00
Students living in WalesMay be eligible for a non-repayable fee grant of 900.00 and a repayable loan of 900.00 Will be eligible for a repayable tuition fee loan of 1725.00
Students living elsewhere in the UKWill be eligible for a repayable tuition fee loan of  1800.00 Will be eligible for a repayable tuition fee loan of 1725.00
Students living in the EU (non UK)May be eligible for a non-repayable fee grant of 900.00 and a repayable loan of 900.00 Will be eligible for a repayable tuition fee loan of 1725.00

Tuition Fees 2014/15 Island Undergraduates

 

Start Date2012/13 - 2014/152010/11 - 2011/12 and prior years
Band A - Clinical Courses24675.0024065.00
Band B - Engineering, Pre-Clinical   Med/Dent, Science10500.0010823.00
Band C - Mathematics, Computing Science and Psychology9000.008521.00
Band D - Business Studies, Social Science, Humanities and Language9000.006795.00
Students on Erasmus year abroad20% of the full time fee20% of the full time fee

Industrial Placement Year: All students on an Industrial Placement Year should contact the relevant school for Fee information

Important Withdrawal Information

Students are advised to speak to a member of staff in the Fees Office (029 20874167) to discuss the implications of withdrawal on their tuition fees.  Students may also want to discuss other aspects of their withdrawal with a member of the Student Advisory Service (029 20874844).  All students are given a two week grace period from the start of their course when no tuition fees are charged.  Following the two week grace period; 

SLC funded students will be charged a minimum of 25% in Term 1, 50% in Term 2 and 100% in Term 3

Term 1 (from 13/10/2014 to 12/12/14) 25%

Term 2 (from 19/01/2015 to 27/03/2015) 50%

Term 3 (from 20/04/2015 to 12/06/2015) 100%

non SLC Funded students will be charged, less any non-refundable deposit, on a pro-rata basis on the number of weeks in attendance from the start of the course (based on a 30 week academic year), and an appropriate refund made if necessary.  There are occasions where specific courses will have different rules on the refund of fees.  In these exceptions, and where the regulations on the refund of tuition fees differ from those outlined above this will be clearly notified to students prior to starting the course.

How Will My Tuition Fees be Paid?

It is the responsibility of all students to make sure that their tuition fees are paid punctually or that sufficient funding (i.e. grants & loans) is in place. Provision must be made either in advance of or as part of online registration. Failure to do so will result in Senate Regulation: Procedure for payment of Tuition Fees and Other Monies. All students must read D.23 and D.24 of the Procedures Handbook (including Procedures in the Event of Non-Payment of Tuition Fee) to be fully aware of their financial obligations.

Financial Procedures

Student Loans (repayable)

A student loan is money that you can borrow to pay for your tuition fees when you are studying. This is a loan, not a grant, meaning that you will have to pay it back when you have finished your course and are earning. You will not be expected to begin repayments until your earnings cross the “repayment threshold” set by Student Loans Company.You may choose to take out a repayable Student Loan for Tuition Fees to cover all or part of your Tuition Fees liability. The Student Loans Company will pay the fees direct to the University on your behalf.

The following links will give you more information on funding available and how to make your application:

Student Finance Wales - for Welsh students

Student Finance Direct - for (non UK) EU students

 SAAS - for Scottish students

Payment to Cardiff University

You may decide not to take out a Student Loan for tuition fees, or may take out a loan for a proportion of the fees due. In this case you will need to make payment to the University either, in full or in three instalments. If you are not sure of what your contribution will be, this will be confirmed to you in the Financial Notification you will receive from the Student Loans Company.

Direct Debit (preferred payment method)

Payment can be made by Direct Debit in three instalments (as long as the total amount due exceeds £300) and will be collected on November 14th 2014 (25%), January 23rd 2015 (25%) and April 23rd 2015 (50%). You will also need to make sure that the bank details are from a valid UK bank/building Society account which allows Direct Debits.  Please note that Direct Debits must be set up at least a month prior to the first collection date.

If you choose this payment method you will complete a Direct Debit mandate as part of your on-line registration. Details of on-line registration will be sent to you at a later date.

The following payment options are also available to all Home/EU Undergraduate Students;

1st instalment 25% – As part of, or prior to online registration

2nd instalment 25% – January 23rd 2015

3rd instalment 50% - April 23rd 2015

Credit/Debit Cards

Payment can be made using all major credit/debit cards (with the exception of American Express) either in full or in three instalments. You will be able to submit your card details as part of your on-line registration.  Once payment of the 1st instalment has been made, future payments can be made via the SIMS Online page.

Cheque/ Bank Draft

Payment can be made by cheque or bank draft either in full or in three instalments. All cheques should have the student name and number written on the reverse and be made payable to “Cardiff University”. Please note that this payment method is not part of online registration and cheques must be received no later 7 working days prior to registering online. Cheques should be posted to the Finance Office

Online Bank Transfers

Via our StudentPay  website to pay by bank transfer

  • Pay fees online using the currency of your choice
  • Commission free - no extra bank charges for 37 currencies
  • Secure and easy to use via Western Union Business Solutions
  • Easy way to make a payment through your local bank.  Once logged in to StudentPay you will get printed instructions on how to make the transfer through your local bank
  • Please note to finalise your funds transfer to Cardiff University you will need to complete the transfer via internet banking or present the bank details to your local bank within 72 hours
  • An email will be sent from Western Union Business Solutions once they receive the payment to confirm receipt of funds.

Bank Transfer

Payment can also be made by direct bank transfer to the University bank account either in full or in three instalments. The name and student number must be quoted so that we are able to easily identify who the payment is for. This process is not available as part of online registration and we must advise that payments be received no later than 7 working days prior to registering online. 

Cardiff University Bank Details

Sponsorship

If you are being funded by a third party other than the Student Loan Company it is imperative that you get a sponsorship letter to us no later than 7 working days prior to registering online. Failure to do so will mean you will not be able to fully complete your online registration.  An official sponsorship letter must be provided for each year of study.  All sponsorship letters should be sent to the Finance Office (PO Box 497, Cardiff, CF10 3XR or Fees@cardiff.ac.uk).

In the event of sponsors not paying fees when due, the student becomes personally responsible for paying the full fee.  If a student is in receipt of part-sponsorship, unless the sponsor decrees otherwise, the sponsored part of the fee will be deducted and the student is liable for the balance which is payable in three instalments.  Partial funding cannot be used to delay payment of the first instalment.

Important Notes

  • Student Finance can help with any general questions and more detailed requests with regard to your funding.
  • When completing your application for funding you must make sure that you enter your National Insurance Number. Failure to do so will cause delay in your Student Loan payments.
  • When you receive your Financial Notification please make sure that your course details are correct. If there is an error you will need to complete a Change of Circumstance Form for Full-time Students(C01) immediately and return it to Student Finance.
  • Students who have applied for Student Finance England or Student Finance Wales (EU) funding and have not received an award letter within 30 days of the commencement of their course may be required to pay the first instalment.
  • The rate of Tuition Fees payable by students commencing prior to 2013/4 who are going out on Industrial Training or Study Year Abroad is £1,725 .
  • Tuition Fees are payable for students commencing their courses in 2013/4 and onwards who go on Industrial Training as 20% of the relevant fee and study related Year Abroad as 15% of the relevant fee.
  • Failure to pay Tuition Fees by the due date will result in Senate Regulations being enforced and may lead to your registration being cancelled.
  • Please make sure you have read and understand the Information on Withdrawing from the course. This may be relevant to you at a future date.
  • The Finance Office may contact you from time to time via e-mail and you should read your e-mails at least once a week as per INSRV Regulation 5.3.1
  • Full details of the University’s Financial Procedures, including Refund Policy and Procedures in the Event of Non-Payment of Tuition Fees are detailed in sections D.23 and D.24 of the Academic Procedures Handbook. Financial Procedures
  • Internal repeat students will be charged approximately 4 weeks after completing Online registration, once all modules have been selected.  Please check your SIMS Online account where the correct fee will be displayed.

Student Finance for Tuition Fees – International Undergraduates

The information on the following pages is designed to give an overview of the fees structure for students from outside of the EU, who are studying for an Undergraduate degree.  Tuition Fees are payable to Cardiff University for each year of your course (including repeat years). 

Industrial Placement Year: All students on an Industrial Placement year should contact the relevant School for Fee information.

Important Withdrawal Information

Students are advised to speak to a member of staff in the Fees Office (029 20874962) to discuss the implications of withdrawal on their tuition fees.  Students may also want to discuss other aspects of their withdrawal with a member of the Student Advisory Service (029 20874844).  All students are given a two week grace period from the start of their course when no tuition fees are charged.  Following the two week grace period students will be charged, less any non-refundable deposit, on a prorate basis on the number of weeks in attendance from the start of the course (based on a 30 week academic year), and an appropriate refund made if necessary.

How Will My Tuition Fees be Paid?

It is the responsibility of all students to make sure that their tuition fees are paid punctually or that sufficient funding (i.e. grants & loans) is in place. Provision must be made either in advance of or as part of online registration. Failure to do so will result in Senate Regulation: Procedure for payment of Tuition Fees and Other Monies. All students must read D.23 and D.24 of the Regulations Handbook (including Procedures in the Event of Non-Payment of Tuition Fees) to be fully aware of their financial obligations.

Financial Procedures

The instalment dates and amounts due will be displayed as part of on-line registration. It is the responsibility of all students to print this data and make provision for prompt payment of all Fees. Details of on-line registration and your password will be sent to you at a later date.

Direct Debit (preferred payment method)

Payment can be made by Direct Debit in three instalments (as long as the total amount due exceeds £300) and will be collected on November 14th 2014, January 23rd 2015 and April 23rd 2015. You will also need to make sure that the bank details are from a valid UK bank/building society account which allows Direct Debits.

If you choose this payment method you will complete a Direct Debit mandate as part of your on-line registration. Details of on-line registration will be sent to you at a later date.  Please note that Direct Debits must be set up at least a month prior to the first collection date.

The following payment options are also available to all International Undergraduate Students. The due dates are as follows:

1st instalment  – As part of, or prior to online registration

2nd instalment – January 23rd 2015

3rd instalment  – April 23rd 2015

Online Overseas bank transfers 

Via our StudentPay website

  • Pay fees online using the currency of your choice
  • Commission free - no extra bank charges for 37 currencies
  • Please note in some cases you may either have to make a Euro or USD transfer if your local currency option is not available, so you may have to pay an international fee and there could be a higher charge for this transfer.
  • Secure and easy to use via Western Union Business Solutions
  • Easy way to make a payment through your local bank.  Once logged in to StudentPay you will get printed instructions on how to make the transfer through your local bank
  • Please note to finalise your funds transfer to Cardiff University you will need to complete the transfer via Internet Banking or present the bank transfer details to your local bank within 72 hours
  • An email will be sent from Western Union Business Solutions once they receive the payment to confirm receipt of funds

Credit/Debit Cards

Payment can be made using all major credit/debit cards (with the exception of American Express) either in full or in three instalments. You will be able to submit your card details as part of your on-line registration.  Once payment of the 1st instalment has been made, future payments can be made via the SIMS Online page.

Cheque/ Bank Draft

Payment can be made by cheque or bank draft either in full or in three instalments. All cheques should have the student name and number written on the reverse and be made payable to “Cardiff University”. If cheques are being sent via an overseas agent to the International Office you will need to allow extra time for the cheque to reach us. Cheques should otherwise be posted to the Finance Office

Bank Transfer

Payment can be made by direct bank transfer to the University bank account either in full or in three instalments. The student name and student number must be quoted so that we are able to easily identify who the payment is for. You would be advised to get a paper receipt/proof of transcript if choosing to pay by this method. This will make it easier for us to locate your payment in the event of any problem occurring.

Please note: This method of payment may incur bank charges of between £5.00 and £25.00 if an International transfer of funds is used. Your tuition fee account will be credited with the net proceeds only received by the University's bank.

Cardiff University Bank Details

Sponsorship

If you are being funded by a third party other than the Student Loan Company it is imperative that you get a sponsorship letter to us no later than 7 working days prior to registering online. Failure to do so will mean you will not be able to fully complete your online registration.  An official sponsorship letter must be provided for each year of study.  All sponsorship letters should be sent to the Finance Office

In the event of sponsors not paying fees when due, the student becomes personally responsible for paying the full fee.  If a student is in receipt of part-sponsorship, unless the sponsor decrees otherwise, the sponsored part of the fee will be deducted and the student is liable for the balance which is payable in three instalments.  Partial funding cannot be used to delay payment of the first instalment.

US Loans

Students coming to Cardiff from the United States may choose to take out loans for all or part of their tuition fees. Full details of how to go about applying for funding can be found on the International Office web page. Please note that application forms need to be submitted by August 1st 2014.

Foreign Exchange Letters and Canadian Tax Certificates

The Finance Office is able to arrange letters to assist with the transfer of funds. However, due to the high volume of demand at this time of year you must allow at least three working days for the letter to be produced. Letters being sent Overseas will then be sent standard class mail so you would be advised to request any documents you need as early as possible. To request Foreign Exchange letters please e-mail fees@cardiff.ac.uk

If you require a Canadian Tax Certificate please email Fees@cardiff.ac.uk

Important Notes

  • Failure to pay Tuition Fees by the due date will result in Senate Regulations being enforced and may lead to your registration being cancelled.
  • Please make sure you have read and understand the Information on Withdrawing from the course.  This may be relevant to you at a future date.
  • The Finance Office may contact you from time to time via e-mail and you should read your e-mails at least once a week as per INSRV Regulation 5.3.1
  • Full details of the University’s Financial Procedures, including Refund Policy and Procedures in the Event of Non-Payment of Tuition Fees are detailed in sections D.23 and D.24 of the Financial Procedures Handbook. Financial Procedures
  • Internal repeat students for the academic session will be charged approximately 4 weeks after completing Online registration, once all modules have been selected.  Please check your SIMS Online account where the correct fee will be displayed.