Problems paying tuition / weighted fees
Direct debit payments
Make sure that you have enough money in your account when payment of tuition or weighted fees is due. The dates on which payment is collected or has to be transferred can be found on the website. If you have insufficient funds in your account, the payment cannot be collected. This means that you have not fulfilled your obligation to pay.
If the university does not receive a payment in time or not the complete amount due, a reminder email requesting payment of the outstanding tuition or weighted fees will be sent via AcceptEmail
You will have to transfer the due amount yourself, for which you can use the enclosed link in the AcceptEmail. The university can not execute again the direct debit (once it has been reversed).
If the student fail to make full payment of the tuition or weighted fees due before the deadline of this 1st AccepEmail reminder expires, the corresponding Tilburg University network account will be blocked.
How to pay the tuition fees / weighted fees in the future
If the student fails to make full payment of the tuition or weighted fees due before the deadline of this reminder expires, the Head of Student Administration will terminate the student’s registration as of the second month following on the reminder. All tuition or weighted fees owed will remain due through the month you are deregistered.
Consequently, payment by direct debit will no longer be possible for you. This regulation is stated in Article 7.2 of the Registration and Tuition Fee Regulations.
You need to transfer the total tuition / weighted fees in full by personal remittance. Please use the financial details under “Personal Remittance” which you can find on this website. If you fall into arrears and fail to meet the payment deadline mentioned in the reminder, additional collection costs (incl. VAT) will be charged on top of the tuition or weighted fees owed. If you do not pay this total amount, all these additional costs will be added to your outstanding debt to Tilburg University and a debt collector will be engaged.
Arrears due to exceptional circumstances
If you realize that you will not be able to meet your scheduled payments on time due to exceptional circumstances, remember that in certain cases it may be possible to make special arrangements for payment.
The university defines exceptional circumstances as unforeseen circumstances beyond your control, such as illness or family problems. Financial problems do not qualify as exceptional circumstances. If you want to study, you know in advance that you have to set aside funds for this purpose; it is a fact of life that education costs money. Besides a full time program you cannot work full time. Do not assume that if you start with insufficient funds, you will have the chance to earn enough money to pay for the rest during your studies; in practice, hardly anyone succeeds in doing so. Terminating your registration and earning enough money to fund your studies before you continue is your only realistic option under these circumstances.
If there are any special circumstances that prevent you from meeting your payment obligations, please send an e-mail to the Dean of Students. Keep in mind that you must be able to prove these circumstances in writing.
If the Dean of Students gives a positive advice, a payment arrangement will be agreed with you. You must sign a payment agreement for this. In all cases, the tuition or weighted fees for the academic year in question must be paid by July 1.
Consequences of arrears
If you do not pay the overdue installment on time, your registration will be terminated. You will no longer be allowed to take classes or sit examinations and you will lose access to your webmail, Canvas, and other facilities, as well as your entitlement to student grants and loans and your student travel pass.
Once your registration has been terminated due to payment arrears, you can only renew your registration once you have paid the installments you owe, in addition to the rest of the tuition or weighted fees for the current academic year. In subsequent academic years, you will no longer be able to pay in installments, but you will have to pay your fees in a single payment. See Article 7.2 in the ''Registration and Tuition fees regulations''
Once registration has been terminated, it is NO LONGER possible to make special arrangements for payment.