We offer a choice of payment options and instalment plans to help make your studies more affordable. In addition, local study loans and other funding options may be available. Select your country below for more information.

Financial concerns can sometimes be a barrier to students and we are able to provide you with financial planning advice, if you need it, to help you reach your academic and professional goals.

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Estimated tuition cost: *

*The estimated tuition costs are based on the pay-as-you-go payment plan and could be LOWER if you choose an alternative payment plan. Please contact an enrollment advisor for details. Tuition costs and fees are subject to change.

Multiple payment plan options available

Pay as you Go

Pay as you go

Pay per module as your progress through your degree

Pay Monthly

Monthly plan

Fixed monthly amounts make it easy to budget (masters programmes only)

Pay in Installments

Instalments

3 instalments reduces the total cost of your tuition

full payment

Pay in full

Best possible savings!

Funding options to help reduce your total tuition costs

Funding Options

Funding Sources

Lower your tuition costs through available loans and grants. Click to learn about what funding sources are offered in your country.

Sallie Mae Smart Option

Sallie Mae Smart Option Loan is a flexible way to fund your education. For each new loan, students can choose the pricing and repayment option that best fits their needs to cover up to 100% of their education expenses.

Alumni Discounts

Alumni Discounts

Alumni of the University of Liverpool are eligible for 20% in tuition fee savings on all doctoral and masters programmes.

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What payment plans are available?

Various payment plans are available, depending on your programme of study.

Masters Programmes

  • One-instalment payment plan: you pay in full for the total cost of your programme and enjoy the best possible savings.
  • Three-instalment payment plan: you are billed for your overall programme tuition in three invoices. These instalments are due (1) at the start of your studies, (2) before you start your fifth module, and (3) before you start your dissertation.
  • Pay-as-you-go/modular payment plan: you pay per module as you progress through your programme.
  • Monthly payment plan: you receive an invoice every month from when you start studying until you have completed paying for your studies.

Please note that if you take a break from your study or are between modules, you will continue to be invoiced monthly as per the student agreement and availability of this plan varies according to your country of residence.

Doctoral Programmes

  • One-instalment payment plan: you pay in full for the total cost of your programme and enjoy the best possible savings.
  • Three-instalment payment plan: you are billed for your tuition in three invoices. These instalments are due (1) at the start of your studies, (2) before you start your fifth module, and (3) before you start your thesis.
  • Pay-as-you-go/modular payment plan: you pay per module as you progress through your programme.

Postgraduate Certificate Programmes

  • One instalment payment plan: you pay in full for the total cost of your programme and enjoy the best possible savings.
  • Pay-as-you-go/modular payment plan: you pay per module as you progress through your programme.

What is the cost of a programme?

The total cost of a University of Liverpool online programme includes:

  • Tuition fee
  • Application fee
  • Reservation deposit
  • Technology fee
  • Residency fee (for some programmes)
  • Textbooks (for some programmes)

You will incur an extension fee if you do not complete your studies within three years for a masters programme or five years for a doctoral programme. Please note that the cost of your programme is subject to an annual review, and does not include possible resit fees for individual modules.

What is the tuition fee?

This fee covers the cost of your tuition only. The tuition fee does not include the following: application fee, reservation fee, technology fee, resit fees, extension fees, doctoral residency fee, study skill course fee or any other fee unrelated to tuition.

What is the application fee?

The application fee is a non-refundable fee incurred when a student applies to join one of the University of Liverpool’s online programmes.

What is the reservation deposit?

The reservation deposit is a non-refundable deposit made to secure a student’s place on one of the University of Liverpool’s online programmes. Please note that the reservation deposit is deducted from the total cost of the programme. The reservation deposit will be refunded only if your application is declined by the University.

What is the technology fee?

In addition to the tuition fee for the programme, students pay a technology fee, which provides 24/7 access to the online learning environment and the other required licensed technologies.

Which payment methods do you accept?

We currently accept a wide range of payment methods including credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and JCB), bank transfers and peerTransfer. We are also planning to offer additional Alternative Payment Methods (APMs) for many countries.

Please contact loebursar@liverpool-online.com to see which options are available in your country.


Does the University offer financial assistance?

Some opportunities for financial assistance are available to our students through external providers. Many of these sources can help you pay for your tuition while you are enrolled on a degree programme, or assist you with loan repayment after graduation. To learn more about your funding options, contact an Enrolment Advisor.

Can I change to a different payment plan?

You can change your payment plan provided you have 15 or more unused study points. Please note that if you change your payment plan, all your used study points will be billed immediately at your current fee per study point before the new payment plan takes effect.

What is a study point?

A study point is a unit we use to calculate the amount billed on your invoice. The amount you are charged per study point, and the number of study points included on your invoice are dependent on your payment plan.

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