Tuition Fee, Fees and Other Charges?
Last update on 24th March 2021
The questions approached on this webpage apply to the National or Equivalent Status Student (EN) and the International Student (EI), except when they are marked otherwise.
may check also the webpage containing information about Tuition Fees »
|What has changed concerning outstanding Tuition Fees?|
|||As from 2020/2021 a student with an outstanding tuition fee has been enabled to pay this debt in staged payments in the UC by requesting a debt settlement payment plan, which enables the registration for the subsequent academic year and the potential issuance of documents.|
|Who can agree a Payment Plan for Tuition Fee Debt Settlement?|
accordance with the Law no. 75/2019, of 2nd September that amended the Law no. 37/2003 concerning
the Funding of Higher Education, and the subsequent changes in 2020, the UC is
able to provide a Payment Plan for Tuition Fee Debt Settlement to:
|What does the Tuition Fee Debt Settlement Payment Plan include?|
||| It is
an agreement between the UC and the Student which includes the compliance with
a set of specific conditions resulting from legislation and UC regulation.|
| How can you request this Debt Settlement Payment Plan?|
Students who are entitled to this Plan will be able to request it at InforEstudante,
by selecting the request type “Payment
plan for tuition fee debt settlement” in the menu “Academic Service » Requests”:
|What are the conditions of the Debt Settlement Payment Plan of the UC?|
1) It can have
up to a maximum of 12 instalments.
4) If a Student invokes and proves his/her economic deprivation he/she has a moratorium, that is, an extended deadline to begin the payments:
| Can you register immediately after submitting the request for a Debt
Settlement Payment Plan?|
if the student meets the conditions necessary to the automatic acceptance of
the request (whenever the economic deprivation is not invoked/selected). After sealing
the request, the Tuition Fee Payment Plan is reformulated and the restriction
to register is lifted.
|||How is the economic deprivation confirmed within
the scope of the Payment Plans for Tuition Fee Debt Settlement?|
situation of economic deprivation implies the validation by the Social Services
of the UC (SASUC). Therefore, these requests are not treated immediately,
except for the following situations:
may check that information at InforEstudante, in the left side menu at “Curricular
Data” by means of the option “Status and Benefits”.
| Why is there a difference between National and
International Students regarding the Payment Plan ?|
Portuguese legislation concerning the funding of Higher Education Institutions
(HEI) applies to National or Equivalent Status Students. However, each
institution was given the decision to extend to international students the
opportunity to adhere to a payment plan for tuition fee debt settlement, even
if it includes restrictions.
opted to extend this chance according to conditions adjusted to these students.
|You have a debt from an academic year previous
to 2018/2019. What can you do?|
this date, you can only pay your debt at the UC, or at the Tax and Customs
Authority if a proceedings of an enforced recovery of tuition fee has already
debts previous to this academic year were covered, until 30th April
2020, by the extraordinary procedure concerning debt settlement for not having
paid the tuition fee, other fees and charges in the public Higher Education Institutions,
established in article 3 of Law no. 75/2019, of 2nd September.
|You cannot submit a request for debt settlement.
request concerned verifies a set of situations and rules, which means that if
you are unable to seal your request, you may be in one of the following
can you pay the tuition fee resulting from your registration? |
|You can pay your tuition fee in a single lump sum or in different instalments according to the UC Regulation. For the most part of Students of cycle of studies, the instalments to be paid from September to June are ten (10).|
|What happens if you do not pay one of the tuition fee instalments?|
|You have to pay the due instalment plus late payment interests.|
|What are late payment interests?|
are a percentage that will be added to the outstanding amount of money, per
each month, in accordance with the legislation.|
|You have outstanding tuition fee amounts. How to settle them?|
As matter of course, you have already received notices from the Academic Services/InforEstudante informing you how to pay that debt, but if you did not receive them, please check that information at InforEstudante by clicking “Tuition Fees”.
|What is the amount of tuition fee to pay concerning a registration on a part-time basis?|
The amount to be paid is 60 per cent of the tuition fee amount of a registration on a full-time basis.
|You have completed your course at the end of the 1st semester. Do you have to pay the tuition fee regarding the whole academic year?|
you are registered only for curricular units of the 1st semester and:
can you verify if you have already paid the registration fee?|
InforEstudante check the option “Items
to pay” in the menu “Tuition Fees”.
For further detailed information, you may also check the option “Payment Plan”.
|You are a SASUC scholarship holder and have a question. What is the deadline concerning the payment of the tuition fee of the current academic year?|
|You have 30 days to pay the tuition fee after the last monthly payment is awarded by the SASUC.|
Specific situation only for NACIONAL OR EQUIVALENT STATUS STUDENTS
|You registered at the beginning of the academic year and stopped attending the classes. Do you have to pay the tuition fee?|
Yes, you have to pay the tuition fee concerning your registration. The fact that you did not attend the course, does not invalidate the provision of the service you have requested, and consequently the obligation to pay.
In order to regularise the situation, you will have to withdraw your registration within the deadlines established for the 1st and 2nd semesters, which are published and disseminated to the Students at the beginning of each academic year (in August).
Withdrawal within the established deadlines, exempts the Student from paying the subsequent tuition fee instalments.
|You have enrolled for a UC course in the first phase of the national contest and paid tuition fees, but in the meantime, you were admitted to another institution in the second phase. How can you annul the enrolment and what can you do to be reimbursed of the first tuition fee instalment?|
If the admissions took place in the same academic year pursuant to the National Contest of Access and Admission (CNA – DGES), you do not have to do anything to withdraw your registration.
In accordance with the legislation in force, applicants admitted in the first phase of the National Contest of Access and Admission, who applied in the second phase and were admitted, will have their previous enrolment automatically annulled.
The student’s individual file will be sent to the institution to which he/she was admitted in the second phase along with the amount of the tuition fee already paid.
Specific situation only for NACIONAL OR EQUIVALENT STATUS STUDENTS
|You have submitted a request but
you have not paid anything yet. Do you have to go to the academic services to
pay in-person? |
No. If you have any fees to pay, the academic services will send you by email the ATM References that you must use to carry out the payment.
In order to facilitate and streamline the request treatment, after the payment, inform the academic services you have paid. Your request will not proceed until the payment of that fee has been made.