Fees and finance
Your tuition fees are an important part of start of term registration. Find out everything you need to know below.
When will I receive my student finance?
Once you have fully registered with us, we will then confirm your registered status with the Student Loans Company.
The earliest date that the Student Loans Company will release payment is the first day of your course, which is stated in your confirmation letter. Once you are confirmed as a registered student with us it can then take up to three working days for your payments to arrive.
When are the first fees due? What am I liable for?
If you receive funding through the Student Loan Company and are an undergraduate, your tuition fee loan is paid directly to Herts during the academic year. Tuition fees are released to the University once you become liable.
Click to see when you need to pay your fees.
What discounts or additional financial support are available for students?
We offer a number of non-repayable undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships and bursaries to students.
For postgraduate students, a 20% tuition fee discount is available to students who have previously graduated from the University of Hertfordshire. Find out more about the 20% tuition fee discount for Herts postgraduate students
Do I need a bank account for my student finance?
Yes, you will need a bank account as any maintenance loan you receive will need to be paid directly into an account that is in your own name. We recommend that you set up your account before you apply for student finance
Typically, to open up a bank account you will need the following:
- One or two forms of photo ID, such as a passport or driver's licence
- Proof of address, such as a recent utility bill or bank statement
- Proof of student status such as a letter of acceptance from your university, or UCAS offer letter.
Most banks now allow you to apply online for a student bank account, but you will still have to send off supporting documents or take them into your local branch. Documents must be original copies, not photocopies.