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  Fees Related FAQ

We understand that you may have some questions concerning your tuition fees so we have gathered together some of the questions that we get asked most often along with answers.

Should you still have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact the Fees Team who will be more than happy to assist.

FEES Related

Will my fees increase over the time of my studies?

Answer: Note that tuition fees are subject to change and there may be an annual increment in the cost of tuition fees while you are at the University taking into account the following circumstances:

  • Any increases set or prescribed by regulatory bodies (other than the University) such as the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) and the UK Government and/or;
  • changes to the cost of delivering our programmes. Factors taken into account include inflationary measures such as the retail price index (RPI), projected increases in university costs, changes in the level of grant from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), costs of provision of teaching, supervision and course-related facilities.
Over the past 3 years, the average level of increase has been 5.8% p.a. for self-funding students (excluding those studying on programmes where fee levels are fixed by the Scottish Government e.g. Scottish/EU students on full-time undergraduate programmes). For the 2017/8 academic year Undergraduate Fees have increased by an average of 0.95% for Class based and 1.18% for Lab/Studio based, and Postgraduate fees have increased by an average of 0.25%.



How much are my fees for this academic year?

Answer: Fee information can be found online at or for more information email the Fees Team.

If you are classed as an RUK (Rest of UK which includes England, Northern Ireland and Wales) student you will retain the same fee for each academic year of continuous study.


How can I inform finance that my fees are covered by SAAS/Student Finance?

Answer: SAAS/Student Finance information can be scanned and emailed to the Fees Team or by taking a copy of your letter to the iPoint at Craiglockhart or Sighthill, or to the student hub at Merchiston where they will arrange to send this information to the finance department.


How can I get a refund for overpaid fees?

Answer: If you are entitled to a refund please email the Fees Team and we will arrange to refund any overpayment to your bank account or credit card (whichever is the original method payment)


How can I arrange for my fees to be paid by my employer?

Answer: If your employer is paying the fees on your behalf please either arrange to send a letter on headed paper or purchase order by email to the Fees Team or by post to Finance Services, Sighthill Court, Edinburgh EH11 4BN.

Please note certain employers will only pay fees if a purchase order is provided. For more information please email the Fees Team.


Where can I obtain a letter/receipt stating my fees have been paid in full?

Answer: If you require a letter or receipt for payment please email the Fees Team.


I am experiencing financial difficulties paying my fees – where can I get help?

Answer: If you are struggling with your fee payments please click the ENSA link below. The Edinburgh Napier Students' Association can offer help, advice, guidance, and help negotiate an alternative payment plan with Credit Control if applicable.

Financial help may also be available by contacting the student funding team.


What are my options for payment of fees?

Answer: Fees are due and payable at the start of your course and can be made in full prior to your course start date.

Alternatively if you would like to pay in instalments a payment plan must be set up prior to or during online enrolment. Please arrange to set up your payment plan at our Epay site.

Further information on the different payment schedules is available online on the University web site: Tuition Fee page.

If you are studying 40 credits or less per academic year payment plans are NOT an option and payment must be made in full prior to your course start date.


How do I query my fee status?

Answer: If you need to query your fee status please arrange to complete our fee classification questionnaire. More details can be found online at the University's Fee Clasifications Web Page


I am repeating modules – will my fees be paid by SAAS/Student Finance?

Answer: In certain circumstances repeat year fees may be covered by SAAS or Student Finance however you would need to contact them directly to determine if you are eligible for repeat year funding.

If you are NOT eligible for funding you will need to contact the fees team to arrange payment of fees.


Why are SAAS not paying my fees?

Answer: If you have received previous SAAS funding you may not be eligible for further funding. EU students will not be eligible for SAAS funding if they are not intending to graduate from Edinburgh Napier University.


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