There is a fee for making an application for higher education. The amount depends upon how many courses, universities and colleges you apply to.
If you apply to more than one course, university or college, the cost is £23 for the 2013 entry application cycle. If you only apply to one course at one university or college, you pay £12 for 2013 entry. Our welcome letter will explain how you can add more choices later (if you have paid the single application fee and add further choices, you pay a further £11).
The cost for applications we receive after 30 June 2013 is £23 because these applications will be entered into Clearing.
The application fee includes VAT.
If you're applying through a school, college or other organisation, they'll let you know how to pay. It will be either by credit or debit card online, or by paying your centre who will then pay us. If you apply to one course and pay the reduced application fee, then add choices to your application after it has been sent to UCAS, you pay the additional £11 fee to UCAS.
If you're applying independently, you pay online using a credit or debit card. The card doesn't have to be in your name, but you will require the consent of the cardholder. If you pay your fee using a credit or debit card that you do not have permission to use, we will cancel your application.
Credit and debit cards: we accept UK and international Visa, Visa Debit, Delta, MasterCard, JCB, Maestro, and Electron. At the moment we do not accept American Express or Diners Club cards.
If you're having trouble paying for your application, please contact our Customer Contact Centre for information on alternative methods of payment.
You pay after you have completed your application and are in the process of sending it to us (or to your referee).
If you're paying by card, you'll be asked for your card details once you have agreed to the terms of the declaration and data protection statement.
Once you've paid, your application will be sent to us or to your school (if you're applying through a school or college). If you have a verified email address, we will send you an email when you successfully send your application to UCAS, or to your school or college, which will explain what happens next. If you send it to a school or college, you will also receive an email when they send the completed application to us.
Once we receive your application, either from you or your referee, we'll process it, send it to each of your chosen universities and colleges and send you a welcome letter.
You can only send us one application in each year's application cycle. If you send a second application, it will be cancelled and you will not receive a refund.