You may opt to spread the cost of your tuition over monthly or termly instalments between 1 October 2017 and 1 May 2018 by Direct Debit only. We offer either a termly or monthly plan that commences from the start of the academic year.
Please note that if you join the university part way through an academic session and choose to pay by Direct Debit you will join the scheme at the next convenient payment date. All instalment plans must end after May’s payment to ensure that the fees are collected prior to the end of the current academic session:
|Termly Plan||Monthly Plan|
||1st October 2017
|1st November 2017
||1st November 2017
||1st December 2017
||1st January 2018
| 1st February 2018
||1st February 2018
||1st March 2018
||1st April 2018
| 1st May 2018
||1st May 2018
To be eligible to pay by instalments, you must have a UK bank account that accepts Direct Debits. If you are unsure of the type of account you have please check with your bank or building society.
If the total of your Direct Debit plan is greater than £9,500 a non-refundable interest charge will be applied that will not exceed 1% above the base rate of the Bank of England (0.25% at the start of the 2017/18 academic session) at the time of the instalment plan application, this is a total interest charge of 1.25%.
Example: If you are paying £10,000 by Direct Debit there will be an interest charge of £125, so the total that you will pay will be £10,125 divided into either the termly or monthly instalments that you have selected.
NOTE: The option to pay by Direct Debit instalment plan is only available between October and May and the monthly instalments cannot extend beyond May in each academic session. If you have started your studies mid-way through the academic year then you will join the plan at the next available payment date and all plans will be calculated on the number of months or terms left before May.
Change of Bank Account Details: If you are an existing Direct Debit payer and wish to amend your bank account details please complete this Change of Bank Account Details (PDF form 24,72 kb)
Change of contact details: If you change your address or email address that we use to contact you please email email@example.com quoting your plan reference number (this is the number that starts TFXXXXX). If you are a student, then in addition to updating Student Fees you will need to update your details with the University by changing your address online via my.bham
Cancellation: You have the right to cancel your Direct Debit at any time. To cancel your Direct Debit please email firstname.lastname@example.org . Please be aware that if you cancel your Direct Debit, the balance of your account will fall due immediately.
Late payment: The University incurs additional administrative costs when collecting late payments. If we fail to receive payment when requested, a default charge of £50 or 1.5% (whichever is greater) will be charged to cover these costs.
Direct Debits Explained
A Direct Debit is an instruction from you, to your bank or building society, that tells them to pay the University agreed amounts from your account. You will receive a list of the collection dates and the amounts when we set up your Direct Debit (this is called an Advance Notice), Your bank will then automatically pay the University these amounts on the collection dates.
When you are paying by Direct Debit instalments, you are protected from errors by the Direct Debit Guarantee.
If you would like to make payment of your tuition fees in instalments by Direct Debit please click: ‘Apply Now’ and complete the form.
Please note that you may not receive your schedule of payments (Advance Notification) until you have registered with the University for the current academic session.