Did you know International Students can now apply for a payment plan for your tuition fees?
International students are facing many challenges to return to the UK to continue or start their studies as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. We wanted to know what the primary challenges to their return to campuses are and how we as a Students’ Union can help.
As an officer team we had been receiving many queries about tuition fee payments following a letter sent out by the university requesting the payments be made in full. We did not think it was appropriate to ask students to pay such a large sum under the current circumstances.
The SU Officers conducted a short survey for international students returning to campus, when reviewing the results, we found that many of our students would benefit from a payment plan to repay their tuition fee loans. We collaborated with the Vice Chancellor and Deputy Vice-chancellor with the results of our survey, and they have agreed that a payment plan should be set up for international students.
As such payment plans are now an option for international students to set up by contacting the international office on email@example.com or Credit control at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that a payment plan will not be arranged with you if you do not request one.
Looking ahead we hope to conduct some investigation into how our Home and EU students feel about returning to campus and what support we can provide. Please do get in touch if you have any feedback for us.