Fees and Funding Options
We believe costs shouldn’t be a barrier to personal development which is why the cost of studying with Arden is lower than traditional universities. If you are looking for a smart, value for money option then look no further - you can stay in control of your finance and focus on your learning.
How much is my course?
Your Flexible Funding Options
Pay in Full
You can pay for your Arden University course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.
You can pay for your studies as you go along. That means no monthly payment obligations; you simply make the next payment when you are ready to start the next stage of your course. So if you can’t pay upfront or perhaps aren’t eligible for a student loan, you can pay in bitesize chunks.
We accept credit and debit cards (Visa, Mastercard and UK Maestro), bank transfers and cheques. Unfortunately, we are currently we are unable to accept Amex cards for payment. Students can also pay via PayPal if they are paying in GBP.
UK/EU Student Funding
Undergraduate Student Loans for UK & EU Students
Many UK & EU students choose to pay for study with a Student Loan. Student Finance England pays your fees which you pay back in small monthly instalments once you are earning over £25,000. You won’t be asked to pay anything back until April, 4 years after the start of your qualification.
More information can be found at www.gov.uk/student-finance
Please note student funding is currently not available for Access to HE Diplomas.
Postgraduate Student Loans for UK & EU Students
As a Postgraduate student, you can now apply for a student loan of up to £10,000, which will cover the tuition fees for taught and research Masters courses, including MBAs. Find out more at www.gov.uk/masters-loan
Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary
Looking for additional funding as a Postgraduate? Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply
Second Degree Funding now available for UK residents
If you’ve previously completed an Undergraduate Degree in Computing or Psychology, did you know that you may be eligible for a Student Loan for a second Degree through online Distance Learning? You can read further details on second degree funding here.
How to Apply for a Student Loan
While you are applying for your Arden University course, your Admissions Advisor will discuss payment options with you. If you decide a Student Loan is the best option, you can apply online via Student Finance England. This will take about 15 minutes and you should have your passport and National Insurance number to hand.
It can take as long as six weeks for the Student Loans Company to finalise applications, so make sure you do it in plenty of time to start your course.
Other Ways to Pay
A lot of our students are fully or part-sponsored by their employer. Feedback from existing sponsors suggests it’s a great return on investment and is smart choice for both employees and employers.
We have put together “The answer is right in front of you” - a useful employer sponsorship PDF guide which you can use to discuss funding directly with your employer.
We are really pleased to have partnered with Future Finance as an alternative source of funding for our students.
The benefits of Future Finance include:
- They offer loans to all Higher Education students (both Undergraduate and Postgraduate) with a UK domiciled address, (assuming they meet appropriate credit checks, and are 18 or over)
- Loans are offered from £969 - £40K, and can include living costs as well as tuition fees
- Loans are repayable up to 10 years after graduation
- Students can take up to four three-month payment breaks during the loan period
- Representative 11.8% APR (variable).
Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the loan are available by visiting the Future Finance website: arden.futurefinance.com
Our fees include: all the study materials you need, plus student handbooks, your tutor support, your student support coordinator, access to our virtual learning environment – iLearn, your online induction process and access to our Career Portal.
You can pay online or call us on the number at the top of the page. We accept credit and debit cards (Visa, Mastercard and UK Maestro), bank transfers and cheques. Currently we are unable to accept Amex cards for payment. If you have a UK current account, you can also pay with the Barclays Pingit mobile application. Students can also pay via PayPal if they are paying in GBP.
There usually is. We need to receive your payment in full, so please talk to your bank about this. They can tell you how much the charge is and make sure we get the full amount.