Fees and finance

Tuition Fee Loans for part-time students

If you’re a new part-time undergraduate student at the University of Derby, you can apply now for a Tuition Fee Loan. 

The maximum Tuition Fee Loan you can get if you’re a new part-time student is:

  • £6,750

The amount you get depends on the cost of your tuition fees and not on your household income. The Tuition Fee Loan is paid directly to your university or college.

For more information and downloadable guides, visit the Directgov website.

Paying for your course

If you're studying part-time at the University of Derby and paying for yourself we make it easier for you by automatically spreading the cost of your course over equal payments across the academic year. 

Autumn Modules (September start)

  • 25% plus all registration fees when you enrol in September
  • 25% on 1 November
  • 25% on 1 January
  • your final 25% on 1 March.  

Spring Modules (January start)

  • 25% of your fees on 4 February*
  • 25% on 1 March
  • 25% on 1 May
  • your final 25% on 1 July.

If you're starting your course in summer you'll pay:

Summer Modules (April to August)

  • 25% of your fees on 20 May*
  • 25% on 1 June
  • 25% on 1 August
  • your final 25% on 1 October.

* Spring and Summer starters are required to pay 25% before completing enrolment.

We apply this flexible payment approach to the cost of whatever stage of a part-time course you enrol for in September or January.

Other support

Other sources of funding may be available. Please contact the Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) on +44 (0)1332 592000, e-mail smart@derby.ac.uk for further details.

Living outside England?

The above information applies to students who live in England. If you're an international student, our international team will be able to give guidance on this.

Students from Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland should check the relevant information or funding body website:


Contact us

For more information about funding your studies contact our Student Records and Fees team by email studentrecordsandfees@derby.ac.uk or call 01332 591063