No - overpayment of fees to the University is not permitted as this could contravene UK money laundering regulations. Payments designated to cover personal living expenses must not be submitted to the university as these cannot be refunded within the UK. Overpayment of fees can only be refunded to the source bank in the country of origin.
The deposit that you pay before your place is confirmed at Liverpool Hope University will only be refunded if your visa is refused and we have seen a copy of the visa refusal letter. In no other circumstances can this money be returned to you.
The deposit payment should be made by bank transfer directly into our account - our bank account details can be obtained by telephoning the finance help-line on 0151 291 3339. Once you have arrived in the UK you can pay by direct debit which is the preferred method. However we do accept most major credit/debit cards (including Visa, MasterCard and Maestro but not American Express) cheques, bankers drafts and postal orders made payable to Liverpool Hope University.
When paying fees directly into our account and especially if a sponsor or someone else is doing this on behalf of the student concerned always quote the student’s full name and also, if possible the student ID number which can be found on any communication from the University. This enables Finance staff to match payments to the correct student.
Please ensure that if you make any payment to an agent acting on behalf of Liverpool Hope University you obtain a receipt for the amount given. Receipts for payments made to an agent will be required when you register.
You need to contact the Finance Office either in person or by telephoning 0151 291 3339 to speak to one of our experienced advisors who will try and agree a payment plan with you that is beneficial to both yourself and the university. If you are unable to agree a payment plan, the Policy on Student Debt is activated and your IT facilities will be withdrawn which will affect all your Hope online learning resources. For your information there is an up to date account balance which is always available on your University portal. A further breach of a payment or continued failure to make an agreement will result in the withdrawal of all rights and de-registration from the University. One week's notice will be given before de-registration is effected. The University will then put any outstanding debts in the hands of an outside agency that will actively pursue the debts through the courts and any additional costs incurred will be added to your account. In order to maintain the high quality of teaching, University facilities and to be fair to paying students we will always act to recover debts.
Students can pay the accommodation charge in full before arrival at Liverpool Hope University.
Students who do not choose to pay the full charge in advance are required on arrival at Liverpool Hope to visit the Finance Office to make an initial payment (approximately 15% of the total residence charge) and agree one of the following payment plans for the balance.
Payment Plan Option 5 – five monthly payments from October 2012 to February 2013.
Payment Plan Option 3 – three payments in October 2012, January 2013 and April 2013.
You can pay the instalments either by Direct Debit, Credit/Debit card or by post-dated cheque.
If you are not on one of our standard 36, 42 or 43 week contracts you need to contact the Finance Office to discuss your payment options.
For International students starting their studies from September 2012 they need to pay a non-refundable deposit of £3,000 which is deducted from your fees into our account and our Admissions team will then send a letter confirming the student’s place at the University. On arrival at Liverpool Hope the student needs to pay 50% of the balance of the fees with the remaining 50% balance to be paid within three months. If you wish to pay all your fees to the University before you arrive you can claim a discount as detailed below.
£1,000 for full payment received by 1st September 2012.