When you accept the accommodation offer, you need to pay an initial £250 pre-payment online. This payment will be automatically be taken off your first payment. There are two ways you then pay the remainder of your accommodation fees:
- One payment in full at the beginning of the academic year when you move in (we will give you a £250* bonus to your student smartcard to use towards catering), or
- 3 instalments by recurring debit or credit card payment
You will be asked to select which payment option and provide your card details. If you are paying by the instalment option, you will need to provide a guarantor at the same time you accept the offer.
*Added over 3 dates - £100 October, £100 January & £50 April
Exact payment dates will be provided in your individual offer. Approximate dates for students on the most common 40 week contract are split into 3 instalments.
- Instalment 1. fees due: 22nd September 2017 - 40% to pay
- Instalment 2. fees due: 4th January 2018 - 30% to pay
- Instalment 3. fees due: 18th April 2018 - 30% to pay
Recurring Card Payments
If you are paying in instalments, your fees will be taken by Recurring Card Payment (RCP), from the bank and card details you enter when you accept the accommodation offer and contract.
Your payment instalments will be automatically collected from the account linked to the card details provided, unless you notify the Finance team that you would like to change the card details. If you need to change the debit or credit card from which your instalments will be collected, you must contact the Finance team to update these details. The Finance team can be contacted by telephone: 01227 92 22 28 or 01227 92 33 77 Monday to Friday 8.30 to 5pm,
You must ensure that there are sufficient funds available to meet the payment on the due date. If you do not have the funds available or are experiencing problems with your Student Finance Loan Payment, please contact the Finance team before the payment is due. It is important that you explain your financial problems and how you intend to manage them.
EU or International students
If you are a self-paying student, then you will need to pay as per the details above. Please view your e-document for full payment details.
Students who are sponsored by their Agency/Provider, Home University or College do not need to pay directly to Canterbury Christ Church University, as your institution should pay us direct. Please check with them that they are doing this.
If you are an EU or International student and do not hold a UK bank account the first instalment can be paid using debit/credit card or bank transfer. The remaining instalments are to be paid for by recurring card payment once you have opened a UK bank account. All payments must be made in pounds sterling.
Cancellation Prior to Arrival
Once you have accepted the accommodation contract (usually online), you have a 7-day cooling off period to cancel. You must contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to cancel in this period.
We will cancel the agreement and refund £100 of the Accommodation pre-payment, if you cancel in this period.
There is no cancellation period after this, and the full fees are due, unless there is an acceptable replacement CCCU student to take your room, who is not already in our accommodation. Finding a replacement student cannot be guaranteed. For further information please refer to the Licence Agreement – Part E.
Your prepayment of £250 is automatically deducted from your 1st instalment. The pre-payment is a payment towards the accommodation fees due. The pre-payment is not a refundable deposit.
For more detailed information, please refer to www.canterbury.ac.uk/payaccom or www.canterbury.ac.uk/payroom