Tuition Fee Charging and Refunding Policy 2020-21

Further to DMU’s registration process (whether online on via paper form), under the terms and conditions of registration, all students agree to the following:

1. Students will be liable for their tuition fee from the start date of their programme/first day of term.

2. Students are liable for all tuition fees incurred for the duration of their programme of study. If the student or their sponsor fails to pay their tuition fees in a timely manner, DMU reserves the right to terminate the student’s studies.

3. Understanding that DMU reserves the right to take legal action against the student in order to recover any debt.

4. Understanding that should a student wish to leave DMU before the end of their programme of study, the student is responsible for contacting the University to withdraw their registration (or take a leave of absence). If the student does not contact DMU, they are liable to incur costs equating to up to that full year of tuition.

5. Requests to take a leave of absence from your studies or withdraw from a programme are not confirmed until the university has approved the request. The agreed last date of attendance will be used for tuition fee charging and refunding purposes.

6. Important information for students who are in receipt of Student Loans Company funding:

      • If a student agrees to take out a Tuition Fee Loan, but then changes their mind, they are responsible for paying the Loan amount for up to the latest point of liability (first day of each term), back to the Student Loans Company.
      • Students should ensure they have read the terms and conditions of their student funding package. The processing and awarding of student finance is totally independent of the university. Any student finance payments made to a student/on a student’s behalf are made in line with the student’s loan agreement with the Student Loans Company.
      • Under the agreement taken out with the Student Loans Company students agree to notify them if their circumstances change in any way that might affect their entitlement to financial support. If students do not do this, they may not receive any further payments, and may have to repay the financial support already received. Students must notify DMU of these changes too, so that DMU can provide the appropriate notification to the Student Loans Company – please email sas@dmu.ac.uk with details of the change. Changes in circumstances that may affect entitlement to support include but are not limited to (please refer to the agreement for full details):
        • non-attendance
        • change in award aim
        • change of mode (i.e. full-time to part-time)
        • change in the number of modules studied
        • a leave of absence
        • a withdrawal
        • receipt of additional funding such as Research Council Funding or NHS funding (if applicable)
        • change in study intensity (programme end date is extended)
        • change in end date

7. DMU offers a 14 days (10 working days) “cooling off” period to all new students in the first year of a new programme (not including internal transfers between programmes), during which if a student wishes to take a leave of absence or withdraw from their studies they can do so and a fee will not be levied.

      • If a programme starts on Monday 28 September 2020, after Monday 12 October 2020, once a term has started, students are liable for the full fee for that term, even if you withdraw or take a leave of absence from the programme during the term.
      • If a course has a non-standard start date (i.e. a date other than Monday 28 September 2020, you have 14 days (10 working days) from the standard registration day for a cohort (this can be clarified by the faculty) during which a student can officially withdraw from their programme or take a leave of absence from their studies and a fee will not be levied.
      • In order for the 14 day (10 working days) “cooling off” period to be taken advantage of students are required to contact the faculty office within the cooling off period.

8. This policy should be read alongside the Student Regulations, De Montfort University’s Student Contract (which applies to undergraduates) and the Compensation and Refunding Policy.

9. Please note: all dates provided are subject to any review of academic calendar/term dates.

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 10. Taking out a tuition fee loan - Students will be liable for their total tuition fee from the start date of their programme/first day of term. We recognise, however, that where a tuition fee loan has been taken out, payments will be made by the Student Loan Company on a student’s behalf, shortly after the dates shown below:

Tuition Fee Liability - standard programmes
 Autumn Term  Spring TermSummer Term 
Date   Monday 05 October 2020  Monday 11 January 2021  Monday 19 April 2021
 Percentage of fee due  25%  25%  50%

11. Once a term has started, students are liable for the full fee for that term, even if they withdraw or take a leave of absence from their programme during the term. Please note: this is subject to the 14 days (10 working days) “cooling off” period available to students in the first year of a new programme (not including internal transfers between programmes).

12. Paying your own fees – A student’s total tuition fee for 2020/21 will be charged from the start date of their programme/first day of term. If a student chooses not to take out a tuition fee loan, they are required to pay fees in full at the start of term. If they are unable to pay in full they must pay a minimum of 50 per cent by 30 October 2020 and set up an agreed instalment plan for the balance. For details please contact income@dmu.ac.uk.

Home and EU students on Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedicine, Associate Ambulance Practice  and Diagnostic Radiography Programmes

13. Term dates and tuition fee liability points differ for some Health and Life Sciences Faculty programmes due to the number of weeks of study per academic year.  The tables below set out details of courses that have non-standard undergraduate term dates and where applicable the varied liability points for these programmes, depending on the programme and if there are multiple intakes.

14. Please note: students who change seasonal intake (also known as backgrouping their studies, i.e. change from a March start date to a September start date) will remain on their original Student Finance annual cycle for Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance purposes. This is due to the way in which Student Loan Company Funding Regulations restrict the way in which student funding can be paid. In line with this, DMU will continue to draw down student fees based on the original intake.

Tuition Fee Liability - Nursing and Midwifery Programmes (September intake), Paramedicine and Associate Ambulance Practice
 Autumn Term  Spring TermSummer Term 
 Date  Monday 05 October 2020  Monday 25 January 2021  Monday 07 June 2021
 Percentage of fee due  25%  25%  50%
Tuition Fee Liability - Nursing and Midwifery Programmes (January intake)
 Spring Tem  Summer TermAutumn/Winter Term 
 Date  TBC  TBC  TBC
Percentage of fee due   25%  25%  50%
Tuition Fee Liability - Nursing and Midwifery (March intake)
 Spring Term Summer Term Autumn/Winter Term 
 Date  TBC  TBC  TBC
Percentage of fee due  25%  25%  50%
Tuition Fee Liability - Diagnostic Radiography
 Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
 Date  Monday 05 October 2020 TBC  TBC
Percentage of fee due   25%  25%  50%

 15. Once a term has started, students are liable for the full fee for that term, even if they withdraw or take a leave of absence from their programme during the term. Please note: this is subject to the 14 days (10 working days) “cooling off” period available to students in the first year of a new programme (not including internal transfers between programmes).

16. Paying your own fees – A student’s total tuition fee for 2020/21 will be charged from the start date of their programme/first day of term. If a student chooses not to take out a tuition fee loan, they are required to pay fees in full at the start of term. If they are unable to pay in full they must pay a minimum of 50 per cent by 30 October 2020 (for September Intake programmes) or date tbc (for January and March intake programmes) and set up an agreed instalment plan for the balance. Please contact income@dmu.ac.uk for details.

Home and EU part-time undergraduate students receiving a tuition fee grant who started pre September 2012

17. A student’s total tuition fee for 2020/21 will be charged from the start date of their programme/first day of term. Instalment payment plans are available; please contact income@dmu.ac.uk for details.

18. Where a student withdraws or takes a leave of absence from their studies during the first term, 25 per cent of the fee will be due for payment irrespective of the date of withdrawal/leave of absence. For withdrawals and leaves of absence occurring after the Christmas vacation, a pro-rata charge will be levied on a daily basis.

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International undergraduate students starting September 2019 or after

19. A student’s total tuition fee for 2020/21 will be charged from the start date of their programme/first day of term. 50 per cent of the fees are required to have been paid by point of registration (in order to receive a final registration) and the balance can be paid by instalments. For details please contact income@dmu.ac.uk.

20. Students will be liable for their total tuition fee from the start date of their programme/first day of term. Please note: this is subject to the 14 days (10 working days) “cooling off” period available to students in the first year of a new programme (not including internal transfers between programmes).

21. The tuition fees owed for each term, as a proportion of the full yearly tuition fee are shown below:

Tuition Fee Liability - International undergraduate students starting September 2019 or after
 Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
 Date  Payment by point of registration required, in readiness to start teaching on Monday 05 October 2020

Monday 11 January 2021

 Monday 19 April 2021
Percentage of fee due  50%  25%  25%

22. Once a term has started, students are liable for the full fee for that term (and for terms previously registered), even if they withdraw or take a leave of absence from their programme during the term. For example, a student withdrawing their studies in the Spring Term, would be liable for fees incurred in the autumn term and spring term at the rates detailed above.

International undergraduate students starting September 2017 to August 2019

23. A student’s total tuition fee for 2020/21 will be charged from the start date of their programme/first day of term. 50 per cent of the fees must be paid by 30 October 2020 and the balance can be paid by instalments. For details please contact income@dmu.ac.uk.
 

24. Students will be liable for their total tuition fee from the start date of their programme/first day of term. Please note: this is subject to the 14 days (10 working days) “cooling off” period available to students in the first year of a new programme (not including internal transfers between programmes).

25. The tuition fees owed for each term, as a proportion of the full yearly tuition fee are shown below:

Tuition Fee Liability - International undergraduate students starting September 2017 to August 2019
 Autumn Term Spring TermSummer Term 
 Date  Monday 05 October 2020  Monday 11 January 2021  Monday 19 April 2021 
Percentage of fee due  50% 25%  25%

26. Once a term has started, students are liable for the full fee for that term (and for terms previously registered), even if they withdraw or take a leave of absence from their programme during the term. For example, a student withdrawing their studies in the Spring Term, would be liable for fees incurred in the autumn term and spring term at the rates detailed above.

International undergraduate students starting pre-September 2017

 27. A student’s total tuition fee for 2020/21 will be charged from the start date of their programme/first day of term. 50 per cent of the fees must be paid by 30 October 2020 and the balance can be paid by instalments. For details please contact income@dmu.ac.uk.

28. Where a student withdraws or takes a leave of absence from their studies during the first term, 50 per cent of the fee will be due for payment irrespective of the date of withdrawal. For withdrawals and leave of absences occurring after the Christmas vacation, a pro-rata charge will be levied on a daily basis.

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Postgraduate Students (not including research students or distance learners)

Postgraduate students - Home and EU students starting September 2017 or after

29. A student’s total tuition fee for 2020/21 will be charged from the start date of their programme/first day of term. Instalment payment plans are available; please contact income@dmu.ac.uk for details.

30. Where a student withdraws or takes a leave of absence from their studies, they will be charged on a monthly pro-rata basis. Students will be charged for every month in which they were registered on or after the 15th of that month. Where a student leaves the programme before the 15th of the month, they will not be charged for that month. Please note: this is subject to the 14 days (10 working days) “cooling off” period available to students in the first year of a new programme (not including internal transfers between programmes).

31. Students who have taken out a Postgraduate Masters Loan from the Student Loans Company, should ensure they have read the terms and conditions of their student funding package. The processing and awarding of student finance is totally independent of the university. Any student finance payments made to a student/on a student’s behalf are made in line with the student’s loan agreement with the Student Loans Company.

32. Under the agreement taken out with the Student Loans Company students agree to notify them if their circumstances change in any way that might affect their entitlement to financial support. If students do not do this, they may not receive any further payments, and may have to repay the financial support already received. Students must notify DMU of these changes too, so that DMU can provide the appropriate notification to the Student Loans Company – please email sas@dmu.ac.uk with details of the change. Changes in circumstances that may affect entitlement to support include but are not limited to (please refer to the agreement for full details):

      • non-attendance
      • change in award aim
      • change of mode (i.e. full-time to part-time)
      • change in the number of modules studied
      • a leave of absence
      • a withdrawal
      • receipt of additional funding such as Research Council Funding or NHS funding (if applicable)
      • change in study intensity (programme end date is extended)
      • change in end date

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Northern Irish postgraduate students in receipt of postgraduate SFNI funding

33. Taking out a tuition fee loan - Students will be liable for their total tuition fee from the start date of their programme/first day of term. We recognise, however, that where a tuition fee loan has been taken out, payments will be made by the Student Loan Company on a student’s behalf, shortly after the dates shown below.

Tuition Fee Liability - standard programmes
  Autumn Term Spring TermSummer Term 
 Date  Monday 05 October 2020  Monday 11 January 2021  Wednesday 02 June 2021
 Percentage of fee due 25%  25%  50%

34. Once a term has started, students are liable for the full fee for that term, even if they withdraw or take a leave of absence from their programme during the term. Please note: this is subject to the 14 days (10 working days) “cooling off” period available to students in the first year of a new programme (not including internal transfers between programmes).

35. Students who have taken out a Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan from Student Finance Northern Ireland, should ensure they have read the terms and conditions of their student funding package. The processing and awarding of student finance is totally independent of the university. Any student finance payments made to a student/on a student’s behalf are made in line with the student’s loan agreement with the Student Loans Company.

36. Under the agreement taken out with Student Finance Northern Ireland students agree to notify them if their circumstances change in any way that might affect their entitlement to financial support. If students do not do this, they may not receive any further payments, and may have to repay the financial support already received. Students must notify DMU of these changes too, so that DMU can provide the appropriate notification to Student Finance Northern Ireland – please email sas@dmu.ac.uk with details of the change. Changes in circumstances that may affect entitlement to support include but are not limited to (please refer to the agreement for full details):

      • non-attendance
      • change in award aim
      • change of mode (i.e. full-time to part-time)
      • change in the number of modules studied
      • a leave of absence
      • a withdrawal
      • receipt of additional funding such as Research Council Funding or NHS funding (if applicable)
      • change in study intensity (programme end date is extended)
      • change in programme end date

 

Home and EU Postgraduate students starting pre-September 2017

37. A student’s total tuition fee for 2020/21 will be charged from the start date of their programme/first day of term. Instalment payment plans are available; please contact income@dmu.ac.uk for details.

38. Where a student withdraws or takes a leave of absence from their studies during the first term, 25 per cent of the fee will be due for payment irrespective of the date of withdrawal. For withdrawals and leaves of absence occurring after the Christmas vacation, a pro-rata charge will be levied on a daily basis.

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International postgraduate students starting September 2019 or after

39. A student’s total tuition fee for 2020/21 will be charged from the start date of their programme/first day of term. 50 per cent of the fees are required to have been paid by point of registration (in order to receive a final registration) and the balance can be paid by instalments. For details please contact income@dmu.ac.uk.

40. Students will be liable for their total tuition fee from the start date of their programme/first day of term. Please note: this is subject to the 14 days (10 working days) “cooling off” period available to students in the first year of a new programme (not including internal transfers between programmes).

41. The tuition fees owed for each term, as a proportion of the full yearly tuition fee are shown below:

Tuition Fee Liability - International postgraduate students (September intake)
 Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
 Date

 Payment by point of registration required, in readiness to start teaching on

Monday 5 October 2020

 Monday 11 January 2021  Monday 19 April 2021
Percentage of fee due  50%  25%  25%
Tuition Fee Liability - International postgraduate students (January intake)
 Spring Term Summer TermSummer Term 
 Date

Payment by point of registration required, in readiness to start teaching on

Monday 25 January 2021

 Monday 19 April 2021  Monday 12 July 2021
 Percentage of fee due  50%  25%  25%

42. Once a term has started, students are liable for the full fee for that term (and for terms previously registered), even if they withdraw or take a leave of absence from their programme during the term. For example, a student withdrawing their studies in the Spring Term, would be liable for fees incurred in the autumn term and spring term at the rates detailed above.

International postgraduate students starting September 2017 to August 2019

43. A student’s total tuition fee for 2020/21 will be charged from the start date of their programme/first day of term. 50 per cent of the fees must be paid by 30 October 2020 and the balance can be paid by instalments. For details please contact income@dmu.ac.uk.

44. Students will be liable for their total tuition fee from the start date of their programme/first day of term. Please note: this is subject to the 14 days (10 working days) “cooling off” period available to students in the first year of a new programme (not including internal transfers between programmes).

45. The tuition fees owed for each term, as a proportion of the full yearly tuition fee are shown below:

Tuition Fee Liability - International postgraduate students who started September 2017 to August 2019
 Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
 Date  Monday 05 October 2020 Monday 11 January 2021  Monday 19 April 2021
Percentage of fee due   50%  25% 25%

46. Once a term has started, students are liable for the full fee for that term (and for terms previously registered), even if they withdraw or take a leave of absence from their programme during the term. For example, a student withdrawing their studies in the Spring Term, would be liable for fees incurred in the autumn term and spring term at the rates detailed above.

International postgraduate students starting pre-September 2017

47. A student’s total tuition fee for 2020/21 will be charged from the start date of their programme/first day of term. 50 per cent of the fees must be paid by 30 October 2020 and the balance can be paid by instalments. For details please contact income@dmu.ac.uk

48. Where you withdraw or take a leave of absence from your studies during the first term, 50 per cent of the fee will be due for payment irrespective of the date of withdrawal. For withdrawals and leave of absences occurring after the Christmas vacation, a pro-rata charge will be levied on a daily basis.

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Distance Learning Students (not including undergraduate National Design Academy (NDA) or National Motorsport Academy (NMA) students

Distance Learning Home, EU and International Students (undergraduate and postgraduate) starting in September 2017 or after

49. A student’s total tuition fee for 2020/21 will be charged from the start date of their programme/first day of term. Instalment payment plans are available; please contact income@dmu.ac.uk for details.

50. Where a student withdraws or takes a leave of absence from their studies during the first term they will be charged on a monthly pro-rata basis. Students will be charged for every month in which they were enrolled on or after the 15th of that month. Where a student leaves the programme before the 15th of the month, they will not be charged for that month. Please note: this is subject to the 14 days (10 working days) “cooling off” period available to students in the first year of a new programme (not including internal transfers between programmes).

51. As distance learning programmes are not attendance based, it is vital that students notify DMU of their intention to leave of absence or withdraw, as fees will pro-rated to the date on which we are notified of your leave of absence/withdrawal.

52. Student whom have taken out a Postgraduate Masters Loan from the Student Loans Company, should ensure they have read the terms and conditions of their student funding package. The processing and awarding of student finance is totally independent of the university. Any student finance payments made to a student/on a student’s behalf are made in line with the student’s loan agreement with the Student Loans Company.

53. Under the agreement taken out with the Student Loans Company students agree to notify them if their circumstances change in any way that might affect their entitlement to financial support. If students do not do this, they may not receive any further payments, and may have to repay the financial support already received. Students must notify DMU of these changes too, so that DMU can provide the appropriate notification to the Student Loans Company – please email sas@dmu.ac.uk with details of the change. Changes in circumstances that may affect entitlement to support include but are not limited to (please refer to the agreement for full details):

        • non-attendance
        • change in award aim
        • change of mode (i.e. full-time to part-time)
        • change in the number of modules studied
        • a leave of absence
        • a withdrawal
        • receipt of additional funding such as Research Council Funding or NHS funding (if applicable)
        • change in study intensity (programme end date is extended)
        • change in programme end date

 

Distance Learning Home, EU and International Students (undergraduate and postgraduate) starting pre-September 2017

54. A student’s total tuition fee for 2020/21 will be charged from the start date of their programme/first day of term. Instalment payment plans are available; please contact income@dmu.ac.uk for details.

55. Where a student withdraws or takes a leave of absence from their studies during the first term, 25 per cent of the fee will be due for payment irrespective of the date of withdrawal. For withdrawals and leave of absences occurring after the Christmas vacation, a pro-rata charge will be levied on a daily basis.

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FE Art Foundation Students

FE Art Foundation Home, EU and International Students starting in September 2018 or after

56. A student’s total tuition fee for 2020/21 will be charged from the start date of their programme/first day of term. Instalment payment plans are available; please contact income@dmu.ac.uk for details.

57. Where a student withdraws or takes a leave of absence from their studies during the first term they will be charged on a monthly pro-rata basis. Students will be charged for every month in which they were registered on or after the 15th of that month. Where a student leaves the programme before the 15th of the month, they will not be charged for that month. Please note: this is subject to the 14 days (10 working days) “cooling off” period available to students in the first year of a new programme (not including internal transfers between programmes).

58. Students who have taken out an Advanced Learner Loan from the Student Loans Company, should ensure they have read the terms and conditions of their student funding package. The processing and awarding of student finance is totally independent of the university. Any student finance payments made on a student’s behalf are made in line with the student’s loan agreement with the Student Loans Company.

59. Under the agreement taken out with the Student Loans Company students agree to notify them if their circumstances change in any way that might affect their entitlement to financial support. If students do not do this, they may not receive any further payments, and may have to repay the financial support already received. Students must notify DMU of these changes too, so that DMU can provide the appropriate notification to the Student Loans Company – please email sas@dmu.ac.uk with details of the change. Changes in circumstances that may affect entitlement to support include but are not limited to (please refer to the agreement for full details):

      • non-attendance
      • change in award aim
      • change of mode (i.e. full-time to part-time)
      • change in the number of modules studied
      • a leave of absence
      • a withdrawal

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Research students

Home and EU Research students

60. A student’s total tuition fee for 2020/21 will be charged from the start date of their programme/first day of term. Instalment payment plans are available; please contact income@dmu.ac.uk for details.

61. Where a student withdraws or takes a leave of absence from their studies during the first term they will be charged on a monthly pro-rata basis. Students will be charged for every month in which they were registered on or after the 15th of that month. Where a student leaves the programme before the 15th of the month, they will not be charged for that month. Please note: this is subject to the 14 days (10 working days) “cooling off” period available to students in the first year of a new programme (not including internal transfers between programmes).

62. Students who have taken out a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan (only available to new students from September 2018) from the Student Loans Company, should ensure they have read the terms and conditions of their student funding package. The processing and awarding of student finance is totally independent of the university. Any student finance payments made to a student/on a student’s behalf are made in line with the student’s loan agreement with the Student Loans Company.

63. Under the agreement taken out with the Student Loans Company students agree to notify them if their circumstances change in any way that might affect their entitlement to financial support. If students do not do this, they may not receive any further payments, and may have to repay the financial support already received. Students must notify DMU of these changes too, so that DMU can provide the appropriate notification to the Student Loans Company – please email sas@dmu.ac.uk with details of the change. Changes in circumstances that may affect entitlement to support include but are not limited to (please refer to the agreement for full details):

      • non-attendance
      • change in award aim
      • change of mode (i.e. full-time to part-time)
      • change in the number of modules studied
      • a leave of absence
      • a withdrawal
      • receipt of additional funding such as Research Council Funding or NHS funding (if applicable)
      • change in study intensity (programme end date is extended)
      • change in programme end date

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International research students starting September 2019 or after

64. A student’s total tuition fee for 2020/21 will be charged from the start date of their programme/first day of term. 50 per cent of the fees are required to have been paid by point of registration (in order to receive a final registration) and the balance can be paid by instalments. For details please contact income@dmu.ac.uk.

65. Students will be liable for their total tuition fee from the start date of their programme/first day of term. Please note: this is subject to the 14 days (10 working days) “cooling off” period available to students in the first year of a new programme (not including internal transfers between programmes).

66. The tuition fees owed for each term, as a proportion of the full yearly tuition fee are shown below:

Tuition Fee Liability - International research students starting September 2019 or after
  Autumn Term Spring TermSummer Term 
 Date

 Payment by point of registration required, in readiness to start on 

Monday 28 September 2020

 Monday 11 January 2021  Monday 19 April 2021
Percentage of fee due   50%  25%  25%

67. Once a term has started, students are liable for the full fee for that term (and for terms previously registered), even if they withdraw or take a leave of absence from their programme during the term. For example, a student withdrawing their studies in the Spring Term, would be liable for fees incurred in the autumn term and spring term at the rates detailed above.

International research students starting September 2017 to August 2019

68. A student’s total tuition fee for 2020/21 will be charged from the start date of their programme/first day of term. 50 per cent of the fees must be paid by 30 October 2020 and the balance can be paid by instalments. For details please contact income@dmu.ac.uk.

69. Students will be liable for their total tuition fee from the start date of their programme/first day of term. Please note: this is subject to the 14 days (10 working days) “cooling off” period available to students in the first year of a new programme (not including internal transfers between programmes).

70. The tuition fees owed for each term, as a proportion of the full yearly tuition fee are shown below:

Tuition Fee Liability - International research students who started September 2017 to August 2019
  Autumn Term Spring TermSummer Term
 Date  Monday 29 September 2020  Monday 11 January 2021  Monday 19 April 2021
Percentage of fee due   50%  25%  25%

71. Once a term has started, students are liable for the full fee for that term (and for terms previously enrolled), even if they withdraw or take a leave of absence from their programme during the term. For example, a student withdrawing their studies in the Spring Term, would be liable for fees incurred in the autumn term and spring term at the rates detailed above.

International research students starting pre-September 2017

72. A student’s total tuition fee for 2020/21 will be charged from the start date of their programme/first day of term. 50 per cent of the fees must be paid by 30 October 2020 and the balance can be paid by instalments. For details please contact income@dmu.ac.uk.

73. Where a student withdraws or takes a leave of absence from their studies during the first term, 50 per cent of the fee will be due for payment irrespective of the date of withdrawal. For withdrawals and leave of absences occurring after the Christmas vacation, a pro-rata charge will be levied on a daily basis.

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Partner institution students

74. For students studying at partner institutions, students in most cases will be subject to the relevant Charging and Refunding Policy as stated above. However, in cases where partner institutions have additional policies, these will also need to be adhered to.

75. For Home and EU students at partner institutions or on a partner institutions and DMU integrated programme, who are studying a non-standard courses (i.e. non –September start, compressed, accelerated or distance learning) and are in receipt of Student Loans Company Funding, please note: different liability points will be in place for your programmes due to the way in which Student Loan Company Funding Regulations restrict the way in which student funding can be paid.

76. Courses that fall into this remit are:

      • De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)  January Start Programmes with an International Year Zero and/or International First Year
      • De Montfort University International College (DMUIC)  April Start Programmes with an International Year Zero and/or International First Year
      • Leicester College – Accelerated Degrees
      • National Motorsport Academy programmes
      • National Design Academy programmes
      • Performance Preparation Academy programmes

77. Students on these programmes should contact sas@dmu.ac.uk for more detailed information and advice in regards to your course specific liability dates.

78. Under the agreement taken out with the Student Loans Company students agree to notify them if their circumstances change in any way that might affect their entitlement to financial support. If students do not do this, they may not receive any further payments, and may have to repay the financial support already received. Students must notify DMU of these changes too, so that DMU can provide the appropriate notification to the Student Loans Company – please email sas@dmu.ac.uk with details of the change. Changes in circumstances that may affect entitlement to support include but are not limited to (please refer to the agreement for full details):

      • non-attendance
      • change in award aim
      • change of mode (i.e. full-time to part-time)
      • change in the number of modules studied
      • a leave of absence
      • a withdrawal
      • receipt of additional funding such as Research Council Funding or NHS funding (if applicable)
      • change in study intensity (programme end date is extended)
      • change in end date

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Part-time and module by module students (including Learning Beyond Registration/Workforce Development)

79. Where students have a part-time mode of attendance and are studying a reduced number of credits or are on a programme of study made up of individual modules students will be liable for their total tuition fee for the modules they are registered on at that point from the start date of their module/programme/first day of term. Please note: this is subject to the 14 days (10 working days) “cooling off” period available to students in the first year of a new programme (not including internal transfers between programmes).  A new programme (and therefore the cooling off period) is defined by a new application to DMU, resulting in a new registration.

80. Where a student withdraws or takes a leave of absence from their studies during the academic year they will only be charged for the modules they have started/are currently running. Any subsequent modules that have not been started/are not running will not be charged for.

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Centre for Language Learning students

81. Students studying with the Centre for English Language Learning will be liable for their total tuition fee for the modules they are registered on at that point from the start date of their module/programme/first day of term. Please note: this is subject to the 14 days (10 working days) “cooling off” period available to students in the first year of a new programme (not including internal transfers between programmes).   A new programme (and therefore the cooling off period) is defined by a new application to DMU, resulting in a new registration.

82. Where a student withdraws or takes a leave of absence from their studies during the academic year they will only be charged for the modules they have started/are currently running. Any subsequent modules that have not been started/are not running will not be charged for.

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Students studying part-time on a full-time course

83. Where it has been agreed that student can study part-time on a full-time course (usually studying one level across two academic years) course due to medical reasons or a disability, students will be liable for fees equally split across both years. It is acknowledged that Student Loans Company policy will provide payment of a full tuition fee loan in the second of the two years. Students are required to formally agree this mode of attendance with their Faculty and the Disability Advice and Support team at DMU, in order that can be accurately reflected on their students record and the Student Loans Company are notified.

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