10.21 Tuition Fees

1. Fees for all undergraduate and distance learning courses are agreed by the University's Executive, following recommendations made by the Aberystwyth University Fees and Scholarships Group. In addition, major fees require approval by the University’s Resources and Performance Committee (RPC). Unless stated otherwise, tuition fees are payable on an annual basis and are subject to an annual review. Please see https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/undergrad/before-you-apply/fees-finance/tuition-fees/ for a full list of tuition fees.

2. The Welsh Government undertakes an annual review of whether or not universities in Wales are permitted to increase the programme Fees for those students with ‘Home’ fee status. Should inflationary increases be permitted and implemented by the University, these would apply to both new and continuing undergraduate students with ‘Home’ fee status. These increases would also apply for the proportional fees charged for Year Abroad and Year in Industry. The University will confirm any inflation-linked increases to tuition fees on a yearly basis as soon as they are confirmed by the Welsh Government.

3. Tuition Fees charged at the ‘International’ Fee rate fall outside of regulation by the Welsh Government and students will not be subject to an annual inflation linked increase in tuition fees whilst pursuing their programme of study. This cohort protection means that the International Fee charged to a student in year one will remain at the same level for each of the subsequent years of their programme of study.

4. Tuition Fees charged for distance learning courses will be subject to annual inflation linked increases, which will be determined by the University and applied to both new and continuing students. The University will confirm any inflation-linked increase in tuition fees on a yearly basis.

5. An applicant's fee status (whether they are classified as being in the Home or International category) is determined by Admissions staff in accordance with UKCISA guidelines. Where the fee status is not clear from the submitted application form, further information will be sought from the applicant.

6. Information regarding the different payment options for tuition fees can be found at: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/study-with-us/fees/student-fees/how-to-pay/

7. International applicants are required to pay a non-refundable deposit in order to confirm their place, or provide evidence of sponsorship to cover tuition fees. Details of the deposit payable by international applicants can be found at: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/study-with-us/fees/undergrad/tuition-fees/#new-students-starting-from-september

8. Distance learning courses are subject to a registration fee which must be paid when an applicant confirms their acceptance of their place on the course. Following this, distance learning students may opt to pay course fees either per year or per module.