Fees & Funding

Fees & Funding

Aston University takes pride in providing affordable and accessible postgraduate programmes. The Economist 2014, in its “Good MBAs” category, rated our MBA programme second in the world and first in the UK for return on investment. Aston understands a postgraduate degree is a large investment, so an array of funding options are available.



Billing

Students receive an invoice once they are formally enrolled. The invoice is sent to their Aston University email. If a prepayment has been made, the invoice will confirm this by showing PAID.



Payment Options

Payment options include:

Quick Pay

Make contributions against tuition fees where the invoice may not yet have been issued. Quick Pay does not require you to be registered with the web payments facility or have an active username.

Invoice Payments

Register an active username and password. Once you’ve registered, you can make contributions and pay existing charges for tuition fees via Aston University’s online payment facility.



How to Pay

You’ll need to have the necessary invoices, account numbers and documents ready. You must have a valid credit card. The accepted credit/debit cards are:

  • Delta
  • Diners
  • JCB
  • Maestro UK
  • Mastercard
  • Solo
  • Switch
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron

If you wish to pay with any other credit or debit card, please contact the Cashier's Office in the Finance Department. Payments by cheque may also be made by post.

Your payment will be posted to your account after it has been authorised and cleared. This is normally within 24 hours.



Late Fees

If payment is not made in full, or insufficient evidence is given on how your fees will be paid, then financial clearance will be blocked. If you do not pay for a module in advance you will not be able to progress to the next module.



Fees Refund Policy

Where a student’s application to be withdrawn from his or her programme or take leave of absence part way through an academic year has been formally approved by the School, his or her tuition fee liability will be recalculated. The student will be liable to pay tuition fees for the number of full calendar months that he or she has completed and any calendar months that he or she has partially completed. For example, the recalculated fee is the full fee divided by 12 calendar months, multiplied by the number of full calendar months and part calendar months completed on the programme.

Where a writing-up student withdraws from his or her programme or takes leave of absence, the writing-up fee will not be adjusted, and the student will continue to be liable to pay the full writing-up fee.

Where a continuation fee is charged and a student withdraws from his or her programme or takes leave of absence, the continuation fee will not be adjusted, and the student will continue to be liable to pay the full continuation fee. Where a student submits prior to his or her expected end date, he or she will continue to be liable to pay the full continuation fee.

If you believe that you are eligible for a refund, you should complete the Refund Request Form in MAP. Please note that under money laundering regulations, overpayments must be refunded to the original payer. Refunds will only be processed once the necessary credit note has been processed by the originating department.

The refund process normally takes two weeks from the date you submit your request. If you have not received your payment after the initial two weeks, you must contact the Cashier's Desk in the Finance Centre (see contact details below); however, please check that you or your School of Study have submitted the details to the correct department.

Refunds on Tuition Fees specifically: In the case of refunds resulting from Student Finance England or SAAS assessments, the University Student and Academic Services and Planning Services Department — Student and Academic Services Contact will receive an electronic confirmation of your loan, who will then credit any invoices raised for tuition. You will then be entitled to request a refund of the credit balance on your account by completing a Refund Request Form in MAP.



Fees by Programme

Programme EU/UK International
MSc Accounting & Finance £11,050 £16,050
MSc Business & Management £11,050 £16,050
MSc International Accounting & Finance £11,050 £16,050
MBA £18,700 £18,700


Postgraduate Loans

If you apply for a postgraduate loan, you’ll be eligible for £10,000 to pay fees. These loans are available to English and EU students living in England. The loan has the following stipulations:

  • The loan may only be used to fund a first master’s-level degree — you cannot have earned a prior master’s degree
  • It is not dependent on family or personal income
  • Persons up to age 60 are eligible
  • Repayment is linked to income after completing the programme (6 per cent over £21,000)
  • The loan is paid concurrently with undergraduate loan payments
  • The loan has an interest rate of RPI plus 3 per cent

Applications are received by Student Loans England. Loans are issued and administered by the Student Loans Company.