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Fee liability

Your length of fee liability is the length of time that you have to pay tuition fees to the University. Your normal period of fee liability will usually be the same as the standard length of your course.

Fee liability information

You are required to pay your fees for the year no later than Week 1 in the term in which you commence study or seven days after the actual start date of your course if this is later. We recommend you contact your college to check payment arrangements.

What is my standard period of college fee liability?

You will not usually be expected to pay a full college fee once you have reached the end of the standard period of University tuition fee liability. Some colleges levy a continuation charge if you need extra time to complete your studies after reaching the end of the standard period of University tuition fee liability.

Both the expected completion time and standard period of fee liability are different for part-time courses.

Standard completion times and standard fee liability by qualification

Maximum liabilities quoted on this page are taken from detailed information contained in the University's Regulations on Financial Matters, which are the definitive source for information on University fees.

Undergraduate qualifications

  • Expected completion time: dependent on course but usually three to four years.
  • Standard fee liability: fees are payable for every year a student is registered on course.