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Cost, payment/non-payment, discounts/grants/awards

4.1. How are registration fees calculated? What do registration fees include?

4.2. Who determines the cost of the tuition fees and administrative charges?

4.3. How can I pay my registration fees?

4.4. What is the deadline for paying my registration fees?

4.5. Can I pay in instalments? Will I have to pay a surcharge for this?

4.6. What should I do if I change bank accounts?

4.7. Can I recover my registration payments? Under which circumstances?

4.8. What will happen if I do not pay my registration fees within the deadline?

4.9. Are there any registration fee discounts?

4.10. Which grants are available?

4.11. How can I apply for a grant during online registration?

4.12. If I apply for the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport grant, do I have to pay anything?

4.13. Why can I not select the box in order to apply for a grant during online registration?

4.14. The box to apply for a grant has been selected during online registration. Why?

4.15. How do I obtain discounts for my distinctions?


 



COST



4.1. How are registration fees calculated? What do registration fees include?

Your registration fees are determined by the number of subjects that you have registered for. The price of credit varies depending on whether the master's degree provides students with the access to regulated professional activities. You can consult the registration fees for master's degrees here.

To calculate the full amount you must multiply the number of credits for each subject by the cost per credit of your course.

You should be aware that if you register for a subject for a second, third or fourth time, the cost of the credit increases.

Registration fees include tuition fees for the credits that you have registered for, the administrative charges and insurance.



4.2. Who determines the cost of the tuition fees and administrative charges?

The cost is set by the Decree on public prices, which is published in the Diari Oficial de la Generalitat de Catalunya.
 



PAYMENT/NON-PAYMENT



4.3. How can I pay my registration fees?

You can choose one of three payment methods during registration:

4.3.1. Single payment. This is one single payment of the entire amount (credits and administrative charges) six days after completing registration. Payments can be made as follows:

  • Direct debit. This is the preferred payment method. You must provide your bank account details during online registration. The fees will be debited from your bank account six days after registering.
    • SEPA: if you have made the payment by direct debit you should present the direct debit order signed by the account holder.
    • If you cannot pay by direct debit, you must ask the secretary's office of the faculty/school to issue you with a bill so that you can make the payment at a bank.
  • Payment card. You must enter the card number, expiry date and security code. The card must be associated to an account with sufficient funds to cover the corresponding fee.
  • AGAUR loan. This is organised by the University and Research Grants Management Service (AGAUR).

4.3.2Payment in instalments. You divide your fees into three payments.

-You will make your first payment when you complete the registration process. You must pay 40% of the registration fees and 100% of the administrative fees. This will be debited from the corresponding account six days after you complete the registration process.

-The second payment will be 30% of the total amount and will be charged on 1 November.

-The third payment will be the remaining 30% of the total amount and will be charged on 20 December.

Payment in instalments can be made in the following way:

First instalment: direct debit or payment card.

Second and third payment: direct debit.

You can select payment in instalments only when the total amount is greater than €300.

4.3.3. AGAUR loan to cover cost of registration (FINAN).

Payment of 100% of registration fees by AGAUR: http://agaur.gencat.net/index.htm, with a minimum amount of €500. 



4.4. What is the deadline for paying my registration fees?

The payment deadline/s are shown on your registration confirmation. These are the specified periods in which you must pay your registration fees.



4.5. Can I pay in instalments? Will I have to pay a surcharge for this?

4.5.1. One of the payment methods available when you register is payment in instalments. This allows you to divide your registration fees into three payments without any additional cost. You can find more information in question 4.3.

You can select payment in instalments only when the total amount is greater than €300.

4.5.2. Another payment method is with a loan from AGAUR (the University and Research Grants Management Service), which divides the registration fees into monthly payments, in accordance with the terms and conditions established at each university.

You can read AGUAR's funding terms and conditions and interest rates here.



4.6. What should I do if I change bank accounts?

If it is during the registration period, you can enter your new bank account details and bring a copy of them to the secretary's office of the faculty/school.

If you have already completed registration, go to Administrative procedures  to find out how to request a change of bank details. You will have to present an application form addressed to the head of the Secretary's Office. You must also bring the direct debit mandate signed by the account holder (SEPA).



4.7. Can I recover my registration payments? Under which circumstances?

You can recover your payments if you annul your registration within five days of completing it or before the official start of the academic year (5 September 2016). You can recover your tuition fees but not the administrative charges. Go to Administrative procedures to find out how to recover your payments and to obtain an official application form.



4.8. What will happen if I do not pay my registration fees within the deadline?

If you do not pay your registration payment/s, you will be temporarily suspended. You will also have to pay the following surcharges on any pending payments.

Non-payment of registration fees will have the following consequences:

  • Up to 30 June:
    • The University will not issue you with any certificates, academic transcripts, or your degree certificate.
    • You will have access to the URV's digital services, through which you will be informed of your non-payment of fees.
    • You will appear on the teachers' lists.
    • You will appear on the exam record and may be given a grade.
    • Your grades will not have no official validity.
  • After the start of the registration period for the following academic year:
    • If you have any outstanding registration payments at the start of the registration period for the following academic year, you will not be permitted to register for the following academic year until you have made these outstanding payments.
    • Once you have made the outstanding payments, your grades will become officially valid.

If you miss an exam session, you do not have the right to repeat this exam session at a later date.



DISCOUNTS/GRANTS/AWARDS



4.9. Are there any registration fee discounts?

Discounts on registration fees are available. To obtain one, you must provide supporting documents to demonstrate your eligibility.

Before the registration period starts, you should check that your supporting documents are valid (check this on your financial record) and, if necessary, renew them.

The Decree on public prices fixes the discounts/reductions that can be applied to registration fees. For the current academic year they are as follows:

  • If you have the status of "General large family" or "Special large family" you are entitled to a discount of 50% or 100%, respectively, on your tuition fees and academic transcript administration charge.
  • If you have been awarded a "Distinction" for any of the subjects that you have studied at the University, you have the right to free credits to the same value as those for which you have been awarded Distinctions, provided that you continue on the same course, on a course in the same training programme or on a different course that shares the same first year subjects that you have already passed.
  • "Victims of acts of terrorism" are entitled to a 100% discount on their tuition fees and academic transcript administration charge.
  • If you have a certificate of "disability" (at least 33%) you are entitled to a 100% discount on your tuition fees and academic transcript administration charge.
  • "Victims of domestic abuse" are entitled to a 100% discount on their tuition fees and academic transcript administration charge.



4.10. Which grants are available?

The Spanish "Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport" offers "General grants for students of non-compulsory studies" for university students (http://www.educacion.gob.es/portada-mecd/). The terms and conditions of the call for applications state the regulations and requirements that you must comply with in order to obtain one of these grants. (The call for applications is usually published in the Official Gazette of the Spanish State (BOE) during August).



4.11. How can I apply for a grant during online registration?

You will automatically be registered as a grantholder in one of the two following cases:

If you were awarded a grant from Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport during the previous academic year.

If you have applied for and received the financial accreditation from the AGAUR that allows you to apply for a grant from the Ministry when you register for a university course during the 2016-17 academic year.

In both cases you will find that you are automatically be registered as a provisional grantholder when you register online. If on the basis of your application the Ministry decides to award you the grant, you will only have to pay the administrative charges associated with your registration.

If you were not awarded a grant during the previous academic year or do not have the financial accreditation from the AGAUR for the 2016-17 academic year, you cannot apply for a grant during registration.



4.12. If I apply for the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport grant, do I have to pay anything?

If you were awarded a grant for the previous academic year you can register as a grantholder. You will automatically be registered as a provisional grantholder when you register online. If on the basis of your application the Ministry decides to award you the grant, you will only have to pay the administrative charges associated with your registration.

Remember that the grant only covers your tuition fees for the first time that you register for a subject. If you fail the subject and have to register for it again the following academic year, you cannot apply for another grant.

In all cases, you must apply for the grant online each academic year within the specified period. You can apply for a grant online at the website of the Ministry.



4.13. Why can I not select the box in order to apply for a grant during online registration?

This is because before you register you must accredit that you are provisionally eligible for exemption from tuition fees and can therefore apply for a grant.

If there is any change, the Academic Management Service will update the system.

If you were not awarded a grant during the previous academic year, you cannot apply for a grant during registration. However, if you think that you meet the academic and economic conditions to be awarded a grant, it may be beneficial to pay your registration fees in instalments so that you will not have paid the entire cost of your registration in the event that you awarded the grant.

You cannot apply for a grant if you have not applied for the financial accreditation from the AGAUR that allows you to apply for a grant from the Ministry when you register for a university course during the 2016-17 academic year.

Remember that in all cases you must apply for the grant online each academic year within the specified period. You can apply for a grant online at the website of the Ministry.



4.14. The box to apply for a grant has been selected during online registration. Why?

This may be because:

  • You were awarded a grant for the previous academic year and the URV has automatically included it in your registration for the current academic year.
  • The AGAUR has informed the URV that you have the financial accreditation that allows you to apply for a grant from the Ministry when you register for a university course during the 2016-17 academic year.



4.15. How do I obtain discounts for my distinctions?

Distinctions awarded for subjects studied at the University entitle the holder to free credits to the same value as those for which you have been awarded Distinctions, provided that the distinction was awarded during the previous academic year and for the same course.

The value of the credits for which you have been awarded distinctions will automatically be discounted from your tuition fees.