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Students with a Postgraduate Loan from the Student Loans Company

The University of Warwick understands students who are using a postgraduate loan (PGL) from the Student Loans Company (SLC) to fund or partially fund their studies may not be able to meet the University’s standard instalment arrangement (50% in term 1, 25% in term 2 and 25% in term 3) as the SLC have a different schedule of payments. To support you, if you are using a PGL to fund your study you can request to pay tuition fees in a way that reflects the schedule of the SLC loan payments.


Postgraduate Taught

If you are using a PGL to fund a postgraduate taught course, the SLC have confirmed the loan will be paid in 3 equal instalments annually based on the University’s standard term dates in 2021/22. Given this, the University may agree to a special 3 equal instalment arrangement (i.e. 33% in term 1, 33% in term 2 and 34% in term 3) for your tuition fees to reflect the PGL funding schedule.

To request this special payment arrangement you must complete the PGL arrangement form and provide your loan approval letter from the SLC by the 31st December each academic year. Your loan approval letter must clearly show your name, address and the payment dates and amounts of your SLC loan. Please note that requests submitted after this date will not be considered.

Your PGL may not be sufficient to cover your fees so you are strongly advised to make adequate financial provision before you commence your study. You are expected to make payment in full for each instalment within 3 days of receiving your PGL payment, including any shortfall between your PGL and the fees due.

If you fail to pay in accordance with this revised payment arrangement the University reserves the right to withdraw this arrangement and require that you make payments according to the standard termly payment arrangement.

If you have an approved PG Loan and wish to make automated payment by Direct Debit then please check to ensure you will receive the funding before the DD instalment is collected from your account to avoid any bank charges for failed payments that your bank may charge. Direct Debit payments would normally be collected on these dates:

28th October 2021
27th January 2022
28th April 2022

Please refer back to your loan confirmation document (can also be accessed by logging onto your Student Finance England account) and check you will have the funds in your account prior to these dates or otherwise pay your fees via another method of payment through your student e-vision account where UK Bank Transfers and Debit or Credit Card payments are possible using our payment partner Flywire which you will be directly linked into through your payment options.


Postgraduate Research

There are no fixed term dates for postgraduate research students. If you are using a PGL to fund a postgraduate research course, the loan will be disbursed in 3 equal instalments annually based on your start date in 2021/22. Given this, the University may agree to a special 3 equal instalment arrangement for your tuition fees to reflect the PGL funding schedule.

To request this special payment arrangement you must complete the PGL arrangement form and provide your loan approval letter from the SLC within 4 weeks from the loan approval date. Your loan approval letter must clearly show your name, address and the payment dates and amounts of your SLC loan. Please note that requests submitted outside the timescale will not be considered.

Your PGL may not be sufficient to cover your fees so you are strongly advised to make adequate financial provision before you commence your study. You are expected to make payment in full for each instalment within 3 days of receiving your PGL payment including any shortfall between your PGL and the fees due.

If you fail to pay in accordance with this revised payment arrangement the University reserves the right to withdraw this arrangement and require that you make payments according to the standard termly payment arrangement.

If you have an approved PG Loan and wish to make automated payment by Direct Debit then please check to ensure you will receive the funding before the DD instalment is collected from your account to avoid any bank charges for failed payments that your bank may charge. Direct Debit payments would normally be collected on these dates:

28th October 2021
27th January 2022
28th April 2022

Please refer back to your loan confirmation document (can also be accessed by logging onto your Student Finance England account) and check you will have the funds in your account prior to these dates or otherwise pay your fees via another method of payment through your student e-vision account where UK Bank Transfers and Debit or Credit Card payments are possible using our payment partner Flywire which you will be directly linked into through your payment options.


Finance and Fee Payment Queries

Please refer to the FAQ's in the first instance where you will find help and guidance for most queries.