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Tuition fees and refunds

Tuition fees and refunds

Interrupting, retaking in attendance, transferring or withdrawing from your course may affect your tuition fee liability. How much tuition fee you are liable for depends on when you interrupt, transfer or withdraw and when you resume your studies

The information below is taken from Queen Mary Tuition Fee Regulations

Withdrawal/Interruption/Transfer date

Tuition Fee liability

Student who withdraws, interrupts or transfers before the first day of the beginning of semester B

25% of the annual tuition fee

Student who withdraws, interrupts or transfers before the May exam period

50% of the annual tuition fee

Student who withdraws, interrupts or transfers after the start of the May exam period

100% of the annual tuition fee

 

Resumption date

Tuition Fee liability

Student who resumes on the first day of semester A

100% of the annual tuition fee

Student who resumes on the first day of Semester B

75% of the annual tuition fee

Student who resumes during the May exam period

50% of the annual tuition fee

If you owe tuition fees to Queen Mary at the point of interruption or withdrawal, you become liable to pay these straight away.

If you interrupt your studies and have paid more tuition fees than you are liable for, these will not normally be refunded. Instead they will be retained by Queen Mary until you resume studies.

If you interrupt or withdraw from your studies and you are getting a Tuition Fee Loan from SFE and your interruption or withdrawal date means that you are liable for less than the full annual tuition fee, it is advisable to contact the Queen Mary Fees Office (fees@qmul.ac.uk) at the end of the academic year to check that they have received the correct amount of Tuition Fee Loan from SFE. Sometimes SFE mistakenly pays the full Tuition Fee Loan, even though you have a reduced liability, so it is important to check this and to contact SFE if they have overpaid and ask them to take back the overpayment from Queen Mary.

If you resume your studies in Semester B, remember to apply for the correct amount of Student Finance Tuition Fee Loan from SFE. Check with the Queen Mary Fees Office what amount of tuition fee you will be liable for and state this amount in your Student Finance application.

There is more information about tuition fees on the Advice and Counselling Service undergraduate Tuition Fee Payment webpages

You should also make sure you have sufficient funding in place to pay your tuition fees when you resume your study. 

If you will be required to re-take a year or re-take a part year of study with attendance and you normally rely on the Student Finance England Tuition Fee Loan to pay your fees you should make sure you are entitled to receive this for your repeat period of study.  If this is your first degree level course and this is the first time you have had to retake a year of study with attendance, you should still be remain eligible to receive the Tuition Fee Loan for your repeat period of study.  However you may not automatically be entitled to a Tuition Fee Loan if this is the second time you have repeated a year/part year of your course or you have previous study on an earlier degree course.  For information please read the section of this guide 'Re-taking a period of study in attendance'.

Exam re-sit fees

There is no charge for re-sit exams. You will be automatically registered for re-sits if you are required to sit them. If you don’t feel able to do your re-sits, for example because of ill-health, you need to submit a claim for Extenuating Circumstances; if you don’t do this, and you don’t sit your exams, or you just opt out of the re-sit via MYSIS, you will have a failed attempt.


Disclaimer:
Law, regulations and policies can change quickly. The information on our website is given in good faith and has been carefully checked but QMUL cannot accept responsibility for any errors or omissions. QMUL is not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked websites which are provided for further information.

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