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When to pay your fees

There are a number of different options available to pay your tuition (and bench) fees below.

If you have any questions about when to pay your fees, please contact the Credit Control Team for guidance:

Pay in full

Fees can be paid in full before or at enrolment.

If you pay your tuition fees in full you may be eligible for our early payment discount scheme.

Payment plans

Once your enrolment has been completed, if you have been unable to pay in full, an invoice and payment plan will be sent to your University of Bradford email address.

The payment plan will include the dates and the amounts to pay by, based on the University's standard payment plans for invoices £500.00 or over (apart from short courses under 20 weeks).  

Undergraduate tuition fee loan

Eligible Home students can apply for a non-income assessed tuition fee loan from Student Finance to cover the cost of their fees.

If you are eligible and your funding has been approved, Student Finance will notify the University and confirm the tuition fee loan amount approved.  The loan will be paid to the University on your behalf towards your tuition fees.

If your tuition fee loan is not approved, payments are not made or funding is withdrawn, you will be responsible for the payment of any outstanding fees in full. 

Previous study in Higher Education will effect your tuition fee funding from Student Finance.  Contact your Student Finance provider directly to confirm the amount and type of funding you can receive.


Postgraduate loans

If you're starting a Postgraduate course, you may be eligible for one of the government's postgraduate loans.  As the loan payments are paid directly to you, the University will consider you to be a self-funding student and you can either pay in full, using a Standard payment plan or a Postgraduate Loan payment plan.

Masters students can apply for a Postgraduate Masters Loan of up to £11,836 for courses starting from 01 August 2022.

Doctoral students can apply for the Postgraduate Doctoral Loan of up to £27,892 for courses starting from 01 August 2022.

Please note the Postgraduate loan is a contribution towards the costs of your study and is unlikely to cover your fees, course material costs and living costs in full.


If your employer or Government agency is covering the cost of your course, please forward your Financial Guarantee (Sponsorship) letter or Purchase Order form to the Credit Control team so we can approve and update this on your account for you.

Payment terms for sponsors is payment in full within 30 days from the date the invoice is raised (payment plans are not available).

If confirmation of sponsor funding is not received, they do not pay, or the funding is withdrawn, you will be responsible for the payment of any outstanding fees in full.

Family members and/or friends cannot be accepted as your sponsor but they can make payments on your behalf.


If you cannot pay your fees on time you must contact the Credit Control team before your payment is due to discuss the options available to you.

Additional help and support is also available to you, both in and out of term: