Paying for a course at university and the associated living costs is a major challenge for most students. Many fund their studies from a combination of sources such as savings, employment, small grants, loans or bursaries.

Whether you are a UK-based student, or an international student, we provide information, advice and range of online tools to help you put together the funding package you need.

Please note that the academic year at Cranfield falls within two financial years for tax purposes. Therefore, you may be entitled to a tax rebate at the beginning of the course and be expected to pay  tax when starting work again at the end of your course.

Please note that adequate funding must be secured for fees and living expenses before registration.

Tuition fees

The 2018-2019 taught course tuition fees are detailed on individual course pages. For a complete listing of either the 2018-2019 or 2019-2020 taught course tuition fees, please follow the links below:

Research degree tuition fees are detailed in the schedules linked below:

How to pay your fees

You have a number of payment options:

Online payment - You can pay by credit or debit card online at any time via the Cranfield University web payments page.

Instructions for Registering as a Student
Instructions for Registering as a Parent

Cash Desk - This is located on the ground floor of Building 31 and you can make a payment in cash, or by credit or debit card or by cheque. 

Bank electronic transfer - Please quote invoice and student number. Our details are as follows:

Account Name: Cranfield University
National Westminster Bank, 501 Silbury Boulevard, Saxon Gate East, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3ER
Sort code: 60-06-56
Account number: 00516228
IBAN: GB38NWBK60065600516228

Please ensure that you arrange to cover all the bank charges or it is possible that not enough money will arrive in our bank account to pay all of your invoices.

Cheque - If you wish to post a cheque to us please send it to:

Finance Department
Kent House
Cranfield University
Wharley End
MK43 0AL

You can also deliver it in person to the Cash Office located on the Ground floor of Building 31.

Please note

  • Do not send cash by mail.
  • Due to the large numbers of students paying by Debit Card at Registration, it is advisable to pay at least five working days prior to registering to ensure minimal delay in your registration process.
  • Find out what is included in your accommodation, and what you will need to buy or bring.
  • Before making any payment, we recommend you read our Payment Terms and Conditions

Academic Services Sponsor Payment

Please arrange for your sponsor to transfer your payment into your UK bank account as soon as you have opened an account. It can take several weeks for funds to be transferred from abroad and cheques drawn on non-UK banks can also take several weeks to clear. It's important to take this into account, and bring with you sufficient British currency/traveller’s cheques to help pay for food and expenses during the first few weeks of term. Please note that Cranfield University is unable to support students financially.

If your tuition fees are to be paid by more than one sponsor, a guarantee from each sponsor will be needed. If you provide a letter from your commercial or government sponsor, you will not be expected to pay fees at registration. The University will invoice your sponsor directly. However if you are not able to provide one of these documents, you will be required to pay your annual tuition fee in full at the time of registration.

Academic Services Financial Guarantees

If your conditions of offer state that you must provide a financial guarantee, you must do so in advance and also produce one of the following:

  • an official letter from a recognised grant-awarding body, stating that you have received a scholarship which covers tuition fees, or
  • an official letter from a company, embassy, public authority or service, agreeing to pay your tuition fees.

Payment made to Cranfield University by a cheque drawn on a non-UK bank will always incur bank charges for clearance and you will be responsible for paying these charges. It would help considerably if you could send your financial guarantee to Student Finance before you arrive. If you have any queries about payment of fees, please contact Student Finance as soon as possible, and before you arrive on campus.