When you begin university, one of the biggest expenses you will have is the tuition fee. The content below provides useful information about this charge. When you enrol you agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions of the College and this includes meeting any fee payment deadlines that are applicable. Therefore it is vital that you are aware of the key dates before committing to the course.
Can you tell me how much my course is likely to cost?
If you have applied to the new Post Graduate Loan to pay your postgraduate tuition fees, please note that the Credit Control department has amended their policy to allow payment in line with your loan instalment. Please find further information here:
The College differentiates between Home/EU and International fees. Why is that?
For a breakdown of all our tuition charges for the 18-19 academic year, click here.
Why doesn't everyone pay the same amount for their tuition?
In simple terms, the College has two charging bands and during the Admissions stage, key information about immigration status and residency is taken to determine which 'fee status' a student meets. This then determines whether you are charged the overseas rate of tuition fee or the lower Home/EU fee.
Where can I find out more about meeting the rules for Home/EU fee status?
The UK Government restricts the amount the College can charge Home and EU students and helps to fund their courses. This does not happen with international students hence they pay a higher amount directly to King's
I believe I should be charged the lower fee. What should I do if I want to query my fee status?
A summary of the eligibility criteria is available on the UKCISA website, if you need further information or would like the terms explained more clearly contact us.
Can I get help to pay the tuition fees?
The charge and fee status forms part of our offer to you, so will be detailed on your Offer Letter. This gives details of what to do if you would like to query the classification before you enrol. It is best to resolve this before you enrol and commit yourself as an 'international student', you should contact the Admissions team through the application portal and submit evidence to support your request to be considered as a home fee student.
After enrolment make an appointment to see the Advice & Guidance Team if you want to check your situation, however it is often too late to change your status once you have enrolled. Similarly if your circumstances change after you enrol there are very few scenarios where the fee status would change as you usually have to meet the qualifying criteria on the 'first day of the first year' of the course.
What if I foresee problems with paying?
Some students may be eligible for help towards these charges, whether it be a Fee Loan from Student Finance England (SFE) or Scholarships and Grants from various external partners, so it is worth checking our pages for guidance.
• Home/EU undergraduate students should check out our pages here
• International undergraduates please see details of our Scholarships and Bursaries administered by The Funding Office
• Post Graduate students should use the resources provided by the Centre for Doctoral Studies
I have had an unexpected emergency affecting my finances. What should I do?
As stated above, when enrolling you are agreeing to pay the fees according to our terms and conditions and should you miss the deadlines, there are sanctions that will be applied until the payment is met.
If your circumstances change after you have enrolled, seek advice from Credit Control or the Advice & Guidance Team as soon as possible
Where can I find more practical/financial information and guidance?
All students are expected to secure their funding before they enrol so they have total confidence that they can pay when required. However, the College does recognise that sometimes unforeseen events can hinder you and we would strongly recommend that in cases like this, you speak to Credit Control to alert them or for confidential advice and guidance, book in to see a specialist in the Advice & Guidance Team.
The Advice & Guidance Team have a range of resources to help you, please click here to see review.