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Student liabilities

1. To progress or complete your university education, you must meet all obligations associated with the university, College and course in full. This means you must have done certain things.

2. The obligations include:

  • payment of all tuition fees related to the course
  • payment of any residence fees or accommodation charges
  • the return of any borrowed property, including books, visual aids and equipment, or payment of compensation if the property has been lost
  • repayment of any loans made by the university, like hardship loans
  • any academic requirements.

3. If you don't meet these obligations, you'll have outstanding liabilities, unless the obligations have been discharged or explicitly excused. This means that they are no longer things you need to do.

Having outstanding liabilities means there's things you need to do before you can complete your course.

Unpaid tuition fees

You need to pay your fees in full at enrolment, unless:

  • your fees are paid by a sponsor, like the Student Loans Company
  • you have evidence of taking out a fees loan.

If that doesn't apply to you, you need to agree to a temporary enrolment agreement. If you don't pay in line with the agreement, you'll be sent 3 reminder letters asking for payment. If you still need to pay after this, then legal action may be taken to recover the debt and you will have outstanding tuition fee liabilities.

If you have outstanding tuition fee liabilities, you may not be allowed to join learning activities until your fees are paid, or you have an explicit agreement in place to pay them.

If you don't pay your outstanding tuition fees within a reasonable time, we reserve the right to expel you from the university and end the academic contract. You can get advice from the finance department on fees regulations.

Having an outstanding tuition fee liability will not affect assessments, but it will affect your ability to progress to the next year of your course. You won't get your certificate or transcript if you have an outstanding tuition fee liability.