Whether you decide to pay for the qualification yourself, get help from your employer or apply for a student loan, with RDI you will have affordable education at your fingertips. There are more ways to pay for your studies than ever before. For your peace of mind, we also uniquely offer a 30 day money back guarantee, meaning you can enrol on your chosen course and change your mind if it’s not for you.
Making learning affordable
By choosing a flexible payment method you can stay in control of your finances, focus on your studies and potentially graduate with no debt. Plus, by efficiently delivering quality learning we have made learning available to more people than ever before. Alternatively, you might be eligible for a student loan, meaning you pay nothing to begin your studies.
Browse below the funding options available to you.
This means there are no monthly payment obligations and you can make payment when you are ready to progress to the next stage of your course. To find out more about your payments, take a look at the full list of course fees here.
We accept credit and debit cards (Visa, Mastercard and UK Maestro), bank transfers and cheques. Currently we are unable to accept Amex cards for payment. If you have a UK current account, you can also pay with the Barclays Pingit mobile phone application.
Undergraduate Student Loans
If you are a UK or EU resident living in England, you can apply for a student loan to cover your tuition fees, just like any full-time student.
The maximum amount you can get is £4,500 a year, but all our fees are set below this level. What's more, you don't repay anything until the April four years after the start date of your course, or the April after you complete your course, whichever is sooner, and then only if you're earning more than £21,000.
CPD (Continuous Professional Development) is crucial in today’s competitive environment and many employers are looking to retain committed employees by supporting and helping with the progress of their career. Many students with RDI are fully or part-sponsored by their employer.
Your employer might be ready to pay for all or part of your course fee, that’s why we put together “The answer is right in front of you” - a useful employer sponsorship PDF guide which you can use to discuss funding directly with your employer.
Other Student Finance
We are really pleased to let you know that we have partnered with Future Finance (as an alternative source of funding for our students*).
The benefits of Future Finance include:
They offer loans to all higher education students (both undergraduate and postgraduate) with a UK domiciled address, (assuming they meet appropriate credit checks, and are 18 or over)
Loans are offered from £969 - £40K, and can include living costs as well as tuition fees
Loans are repayable up to 10 years after graduation
Students can take up to four three month payment breaks during the loan period
of students believe RDI have provided excellent value for money
RDI Student Survey, June 2013
Video guide to funding
Watch a short video and find out about the affordable payment options available to you when studying by distance learning with RDI - including pay-as-you-go, obtaining employer sponsorship and student loan.
RDI had a range of different, easy to view, payment plans and the pricing was extremely competitive when compared with other providers
Not always. You can sometimes pay as you go, rather than pay the full amount upfront. This means you only have to make a payment when you want to start the next module of your course. But it’s worth remembering that with some of our courses, you can complete modules in as little as three months, or even study two at the same time.
Do you offer scholarships?
We don’t offer scholarships. We pride ourselves on offering excellent value for money for an internationally recognised qualification. Plus we help you stay in control of your finances through pay as you go, UK and other EU students may access government funding, and we even accept employer sponsorship and Tesco Clubcard vouchers.
Is there a charge when making a bank transfer from outside the UK?
There usually is. We need to receive your payment in full, so please talk to your bank about this. They can tell you how much the charge is and make sure we get the full amount.
What do the fees include?
We want to make sure there are no hidden extras. So our fees include: all the study materials you need and student handbooks, your tutor support, your student support coordinator, access to our virtual learning environment – ilearn, an online induction process and access to our Career Portal.