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1 Student Finance York St John University |

2 You do not pay tuition fees up front You need to be earning at least £21,000 a year before you start paying back Repayments are from as little as £4.00 a month Graduate employment rates remain high (91% within six months of graduation) Please note: the figures for 2013/14 are subject to parliamentary approval York St John University | Key Facts

3 Fees – Amount charged to study on the course. Generally apply to all undergraduate degrees with some exceptions for health courses. Paid per year of study Loans – Taken out to cover tuition fees and living costs. Need to be paid back gradually once earning a certain amount Grants – Money from the government which doesnt have to be paid back. Amount received generally dependent upon income Living costs – Food, accommodation, bills, course costs etc. Interest – The fee charged to you for the use of borrowed money Residual household income? This is effectively the household income BEFORE tax and AFTER any pension contributions or allowances for dependant children. York St John University | Key words

4 Annual Tuition Fees for £9,000 Accommodation – approx. £3,500-£6,400 Pay termly, in advance, by cheque or direct debit Living Expenses – approx. £4,000 (but varies!) Food, books, course costs, clothes, laundry, entertainment, travel home York St John University | How much will it cost to go to university?

5 Tuition Fees Do not have to pay up front or whilst studying Tuition Fee Loan available from the Student Loans Company Loan also available for eligible part-time, first-degree students who complete minimum of 25% of full time course load p/a Some exemptions to fees– NHS courses e.g. Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy York St John University | Financial help is available

6 York St John University | Financial help available from York St John Fee Waivers and Scholarships In 2013/14 YSJ will offer three different types of fee waivers to students who meet the required criterion. There will be an unlimited number of the first fee waiver to all students whose residual family income falls within the thresholds below and are paying £9,000. Eligibility will be reviewed annually. Residual annual family incomeFee Waiver per annum for 2013/2014 onwards Below £10,000£3,000 £10,000 - £19,999£2,000 £20,000 - £42,600£1,000

7 York St John University | Financial help available from York St John National Scholarship Programme (NSP) Fee Waiver - English students paying fees of £9,000 with residual household income below £25,000 may also be eligible for one of 250 NSP Fee Waivers. These provide a £3,000 fee waiver for one year of study, to first year undergraduate students based on a range of background criteria. YSJ Entry Scholarships- 200 scholarships of £2,000 fee waivers and an additional £1,000 cash bursary will be awarded, for one year of study, to first year undergraduate students. Eligibility criteria will be based on household incomes, academic achievements and/or widening participation groups. SPARK Scholarships

8 Living Cost Loan Available for all eligible full-time students Not available for part-time students All students are eligible for 65% of the loan, further 35% is means-tested on residual household income In 2013/14 the maximum annual loan available if you live with your parents will be £4,375, if you live away from home £5,500 York St John University | Financial help is available

9 Living Cost Grant for full-time students: The amount of the grant is dependant on residual household income This help does not have to be repaid Up to £3,354 towards living costs Partial grant if residual household income is up to £42,600 Apply for all funding via York St John University | Financial help is available

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11 Tuition Fees for NHS Courses ( figures) Students on NHS funded courses do not pay tuition fees. The NHS meet the full cost of tuition fees. Living Costs An income-assessed NHS bursary (extra weeks if eligible ) A non-income assessed £1,000 grant Reduced rate of student loan from Student Finance England (also non income-assessed). Additional allowances for eligible students (depending on your circumstances, income-assessed) York St John University | NHS Funding & Support On-line calculator-www.nhsbsa.nhs.ukwww.nhsbsa.nhs.uk

12 Repayment starts once you leave university and are earning over £21,000 per annum Repayments are 9% of income above £21,000 Written off after 30 years Repayment of loans

13 Unpaid balance written off after 30 years York St John University |

14 York St John University | Interest While at university if taking out Maintenance / Tuition Fee Loan (interest starts accruing as soon as loans are taken out) Retail Price Index + 3% Once in repayment system: not working or earning below £21,000 Retail Price Index Once in repayment system: earning £21,000 - £41,000 Retail Price Index + up to 3% (sliding scale) Once in repayment system: earning more than £41,000 Retail Price Index + 3%

15 York St John University | Budgeting

16 Will be your biggest spend Be realistic Do you NEED an en-suite Think before you buy non-essentials to fill your room! What is included? TV licence? Sharing your flat / sharing the cost Visit the accommodation Check contracts from private landlords York St John University | Accommodation

17 Open a student bank account What freebies do you get? Check for charges Overdraft o Amount the bank will let you spend without incurring a penalty over and above what you have in your account. May be £500- £2000 per year Interest o If you spend more money than is in your account youll be charged interest by the bank for going overdrawn Only buy with cash Store Cards/Credit Cards – NO o Keep away if possible o Check the interest rate o Keep up with repayments York St John University | Your money

18 Returned library books on time Be careful of what you print Bought second hand books or shared o Amazon marketplace, Oxfam Buy a bike – cars are bad for your pocket and the environment Equipment costs /extra course costs York St John University | University

19 Limit nights out - alternate with a night in Be creative – host x-factor nights, Karaoke to save money Watch out for discounts o NUS Card o Promotions Fresher's Fair Societies and Clubs cost money Buy your fancy dress now York St John University | Students Union

20 What if it doesnt add up? Spend time making a budget planner – be realistic Part-time jobs o transfer employment o jobs at the university Work and save now Speak up! York St John University | Top Tips

21 Contacts Student Funding Advice Team /6939 Useful websites York St John University |


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