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Finance Regulations

​We have highlighted below tuition fee related Cardiff Metropolitan University Financial Regulations. Please Note - these have been updated for the 2018/2019 academic year, if you require confirmation of the regulations from a previous academic year please contact the Finance Department on the following details:
T: 029 2041 6083 E:

Students are required to agree the method/basis for payment of tuition and registration fees at the beginning of each academic year. Full details of all course fees and any registration fees are available on this website, please refer to the relevant Fee Tables (  Fee Tables 2018-19   Fee Tables 2019-20 ). The following sub-sections deal with the treatment of fee payments for various categories of student and special arrangements for the payment of fees by instalments.

Please note, the fee generated as part of the enrolment process is an estimate based on the information provided. This may be subject to change once the record has been validated by the Academic Registry.

The updated Tuition Fees Policy for Cardiff Metropolitan University is available here.

Students receiving SLC Financial Support 
If you receive financial support towards your tuition fees from the Student Loans Company (via application to Student Finance), this information will be passed to us electronically (on a daily basis) by the SLC.

Please ensure you have signed and returned the declaration, provided a valid National Insurance number and selected the correct HEI on your application. Failure to do so will result in the SLC being unable to confirm funding and you being invoiced for the tuition fees as 'Self-Financing'.

Sponsored students

If your tuition fees are to be paid by a sponsor or other agency (e.g. your employer) you must produce at enrolment a letter confirming that the sponsor accepts responsibility for payment of your fees. If possible, please upload any funding letter you have as part of the on-line enrolment process. In the event of your sponsor or other agency defaulting on the payment of fees or otherwise disclaiming responsibility, you are personally responsible for any outstanding amount due.

Payment of fees by instalments ​

If you are paying your own fees or any contribution towards your fees, you may make arrangements to pay by instalments please refer to the link 'Guide to Fee Payments'​. Please bring all documents to your enrolment session. Alternatively you may wish to contact the Finance Department directly for further information.

Refund of Fees

It is recognised that students, once enrolled, may wish to discontinue their studies for a variety of reasons which may not have been apparent prior to enrolment. In recognition of this, students who withdraw within two weeks of their recorded enrolment will be entitled to a refund of fees subject to any evidence of fraud or illegal acts or other outstanding debts to Cardiff Metropolitan University.

If you withdraw after the first two weeks of term your liability for fees will be dependent upon the period of study, as set out below: 

• Withdrawal during first term % of fee payable = 40%

• Withdrawal during second term % of fee payable = 70%

• Withdrawal during third term % of fee payable = 100%

Debtor Sanction
If not signed up to one of our instalment schemes, or if no agreement has been made with the Exchequer Office for deferred payment of your fees (including outstanding query); then following appropriate notification the 'debtor flag' will be activated on your student account. View the Debtor Policy. The debtor sanction will not be removed unless payment is made, agreement can be reached on the payment of the balance, or a query can be applied that questions the validity of the charge.

The debtor sanction will restrict access to Cardiff Met IT facilities (including the VLE) and swipe access to any doors; it will also prevent any re-enrolment and the production of any Certificate/ Transcript.

If the fee remains outstanding once the enrolment period has expired, we will refer the case to one of our external collection agencies for further action. Any costs associated with this referral will be added to the balance payable.

Notification will be sent to the registered correspondence address prior to this action taking place. 

Applicants who are in debt to the University for any reason, shall not normally be permitted to enrol on a programme at the University. If an applicant who is a debtor enrols without disclosing the debt and obtaining specific information from Finance, then they will be subject to investigation under the student disciplinary procedure for dishonesty and all sanctions including exclusion will be available to the investigating officer.