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Debt Policy and Procedures

Debt Policy and Procedures

This policy outlines the arrangements for collection of student fees and charges. It covers sanctions which may be used in relation to students with overdue Tuition fee debts and is designed to ensure that all students are treated fairly and equitably.

If you fail to pay your tuition fees on time, services including your computing facilities may be withdrawn and your enrolment may be revoked.

If you are unable to pay any fees or charges by the appropriate due date, you should contact the Finance Office at the earliest opportunity, as we may be able to help. The University will be sympathetic and assist where it can, however the quality of teaching is dependent upon funding and so it must act to recover all outstanding debts.

If your financial circumstances change after you started your course then you may be able to agree a non-standard instalment plan. To submit a request the online non-standard installment plan form should be completed attaching all required supporting evidence, to access the form CLICK HERE. All requests are reviewed by the Student Finance Committee and a decision will be made within 10 working days of receiving the request. If approved you may be required to pay via post-dated cheques or a direct debit mandate. In the event that any approved non-standard installments become overdue the remaining tuition fee balance for the academic year will be due immediately in full.

Deregistration for non-payment of tuition fees

Students who fail to pay their tuition fees due at the start of the academic year or provide confirmation of sponsorship will be de-registered at the end of learning week four. The option to pay by instalments available at the start of the academic year will no longer be available. Any student who has been deregistered will be required to pay the annual tuition fee in full plus a late payment charge in order to be re-instated.

Students who fail to pay any subsequent instalment within 3 months of the due date will also be subject to deregistration.

Late payment charges

Students who fail to pay their tuition fees or provide confirmation of sponsorship on orbefore payment deadlines will be subject to an AED 200.00 late payment charge. This late payment charge will be payable on each occurrence of default, including the first instalment.

Financial Holds

If you have a tuition fee debt that becomes overdue, holds will be applied to your student account automatically. Holds are designed to prevent access to certain facilities such as computing, dependent on the age of the debt. The hold types and their effects are as follows:

Hold Severity

Effects of Hold

Overdue

Debt A

There is a financial obligation to the University.

Payment or proof of sponsorship must be provided. No restrictions are applied.

Overdue

Debt B

You will not be able to re-enroll, change modules or module

components. In addition to the above restrictions you will not be able to view your final assessment and progressions and programme results. Automatic access to your timetable and grades via my Unihub may be blocked. This does not mean that you have been excluded from classes or De-registered. You may still obtain your timetable and grade information by alternative means.

Overdue

Debt C

You will not be able to re-enroll, change modules or module

components, apply for a new programme. In addition to the above restrictions you will not be able to view your final assessment progressions and programme results. Automatic access to your timetable and grades via my Uni-hub may be blocked. This does not mean that you have been excluded from classes or De-registered. You may still obtain your timetable and grade information by alternative means.

Deregistration

Hold 

You have been deregistered from the University and are therefore no longer a Middlesex University Student and should not be attending lectures, tutorials etc. If your visa is under the University this will be cancelled. 

Returning students with debt

Students with outstanding Tuition Fee debts from a previous academic year are not permitted to re-enroll. All debts must be paid in full before you can return to undertake another year of study.

Accommodation Fees (rent)

If you are unable to pay your accommodation fees (rent) by the payment deadlines please contact the Student Fees and Finance Team straightaway. Failure to pay your rent may result in the University issuing a notice to quit, which will lead to you being required to vacate your room. Full details are contained in your terms and conditions of residence.

External debt collection agencies

The University reserves the right to refer debt in respect of any ex-student to an external debt collection agency operating under the UAE regulations for recovery.

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