Late payment fees

You will incur a late-payment administration charge if we do not receive your payments to the University on the date they are due.

We will add this £20 charge to your account if your payment is late. We add a further £20 for each month until the outstanding amount is cleared. This applies to all students, including students resitting modules externally and students on temporary and permanent leave. 

To split accommodation and tuition fee charges into multiple payments you must have set up a valid instalment plan. If your instalment plan hasn't been set using the instalment plan system, or has been cancelled, late payment charges will be applied until valid details are provided. If you have any questions about your account please contact the Student Fees team

To make a payment or for help setting up an instalment plan visit our how to pay page


We apply late-payment charges to your account even if a third party, such as a parent, usually makes your payments. It is your responsibility to inform the third party of any overdue balance and the date by which we must receive the payment. We cannot waive late-payment administration charges if your payment is late due to personal reasons. 

If you successfully apply for a Student Finance tuition fee loan but have incurred late-payment charges due to outstanding tuition fees, we will cancel these charges. If you are ineligible for a student finance tuition fee loan, any late payment charges must be paid in full.

Contact methods

We send emails to your University email address. If you have left the University permanently, we will write to you at your permanent home address.

You must regularly check your University of Leeds email account. Failure to check email is not a valid reason for late payment, even if you're an external candidate.

Examination resits

You must pay for your exam resits as soon as you receive the email or statement from Student Payments. If you have any queries about what you have been charged, contact your school or the Exams team