Tuition fees – how it’s paid

You’ll need to register at your university or college before we can make your first payment. You’ll usually do this in the first week of your course and you may have to take along your Student Finance Entitlement letter.

Your Tuition Fee Loan is paid directly to your university or college in three instalments each academic year.

When tuition fee payment is made to your university or college How much of your tuition fee is paid to your university or college
At the start of term 1 25% of the tuition fee
At the start of term 2 25% of the tuition fee
At the start of term 3 50% of the tuition fee

The Fee Grant is paid in one single instalment to the uni or college.