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1 STUDENT FINANCE Ali Chandler Schools and Colleges Liaison

2 MAIN TOPICS  What are the costs?  How will students pay for it?  What are the repayments?

3 OFFA  Office for Fair Access (OFFA) proposal written April 2014  OFFA Agreements confirmed July 2014 Check university website for details

4 WHAT ARE THE COSTS? Two main costs:  Tuition Fees  Living Costs

5 TUITION FEES £6,000 - £9,000 per year (2014 entry) (Check individual universities and courses for details) Oxford Brookes University £9,000 per year (Undergraduate degrees taught at Oxford Brookes)

6 FOUNDATION DEGREES Foundation degree costs may differ to onsite degrees Oxford Brookes University £6,000 per year / £7,000 per year for top up year (Foundation/Bachelor degrees taught in Further Education Colleges)

7 LIVING COSTS

8 HOW WILL STUDENTS PAY FOR IT ALL? LOANS Non-Repayable Sources Tuition fee loan Maintenance loan Maintenance Grant Bursaries Scholarships

9 HOW WILL STUDENTS PAY FOR IT ALL? LOANS Non-Repayable Sources Tuition fee loan Maintenance loan Maintenance Grant Bursaries Scholarships

10 TUITION FEE LOAN £6,000 - £9,000 per year (2014 entry) Tuition fee available to all Fees are paid directly to the university

11 MAINTENANCE LOAN To help pay for living costs All full-time UK students eligible (for 65%) Means-tested (35%)

12 MAXIMUM MAINTENANCE LOAN ALLOWANCE Students living at home with parents Up to £4,418 Students living away from home (Outside of London) Up to £5,555 Students living away from home (Studying in London) Up to £7,751

13 HOW DO THE LOANS WORK? Loans combined into one amount Repayments start: April after the course finishes Student earning at least £21,000 per year Inland Revenue Interest Rates Loan wiped after 30 years

14 REPAYMENTS Repay tuition fee and maintenance loan at: 9% of income over £21,000 SalaryRepayment Up to £21,000No repayment £24,000£22 per month £30,000£67 per month £40,000£142 per month

15 PAYSLIP NameMr. A. NonPay Date28th April NI numberNI12345ATax CodeAB12 EarningsDeductions Salary £ 2,083.33Tax £ National Insurance £ Student Loan £ Total Pay £ 2, Total Reductions £ Net Pay £ 1,583.53

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17 HOW WILL STUDENTS PAY FOR IT ALL? LOANS Non-Repayable Sources Tuition fee loan Maintenance loan Maintenance Grant Bursaries Scholarships

18 MAINTENANCE GRANT Payment up to £3,387 per year (means-tested – not all are eligible) Household IncomeGrant allowance Up to £25,000Full Grant £25,001 - £42,620Partial Grant £42,620 +No grant

19 Household Income Maintenance Loan Maintenance Grant Total Available £25,000 or less£3,862£3,387£7,249 £30,000£4,335£2,441£6,776 £35,000£4,808£1,494£6,302 £40,000£5,282£547£5,829 £42,620£5,530£50 (min)£5,580 £45,000£5,341£0£5,341 £50,000£4,836£0£4,836 £55,000£4,331£0£4,331 £60,000£3,826£0£3,826 Over £62,132£3,610£0£3,610

20 APPLICATION NOT DEPENDENT ON HOUSEHOLD INCOME  Applying for: o Tuition Fee loan and o Basic maintenance loan (non means-tested)  Student can fill in application without parental information

21 APPLICATIONS DEPENDENT ON HOUSEHOLD INCOME Before starting online application, the following information is needed:  Passport (do not send) OR Birth Certificate  University and Course details  Bank account details  National Insurance number; and  Parent’s or partner’s National Insurance number and income details (parents must also register) Applications cannot be processed until all information given

22 APPLYING FOR STUDENT FINANCE Fill in and send application online: Application assessed 4 The student will not receive instalments until they have enrolled with a university Student Entitlement and Declaration letter sent

23 BURSARIES AND SCHOLARSHIPS Halls discount Fee waivers Cash bursaries University specific financial packages Check university websites for details

24 OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY FINANCIAL SUPPORT (2014 ENTRY) Oxford Brookes Bursary Up to £4,000 Community Scholarship £1,000 (for Oxfordshire state schools and (1 st year only) colleges only) Transition from Care Bursary Up to £2,000 Free Brookes Bus Pass(If paying £9,000 tuition fees) Mandatory Field TripsIncluded in course fee

25 NHS AND SOCIAL CARE COURSES  Tuition paid in full (Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Operating Department Practice and Physiotherapy)  Grant and Loan (non-means tested)  Bursary (means tested) Social Care

26 OTHER HELP Access to Learning Fund (One off-payment) Disabled Student Allowance Processed by Student Finance England Student Services can help Support available for dyslexic students

27 Other sources of income

28 EXTRA INCOME

29 Student Account Overdraft Credit Card

30 HOW TO SAVE MONEY!  NUS Card  Bulk Buy  Value Food  Mobile Phone tariff  16 – 25 Railway Card

31 INCOMEWEEKLY EXPENDITURE (£) Student loanRent Maintenance grantHousehold bills Wages: part-time workFood University bursaryDay-to-day essentials Parental contributionTravel OtherBooks & equipment Social Telephone Laundry Contents Insurance TV Licence Miscellaneous TOTAL

32 INCOMEWEEKLY EXPENDITURE (£) Student loanRent Maintenance grantHousehold bills 10 Wages: part-time workFood 35 University bursaryDay-to-day essentials 5 Parental contributionTravel 5 OtherBooks & equipment 10 Social 30 Telephone 7.50 Laundry 1 Contents Insurance 2 TV Licence 0.5 Miscellaneous 5 TOTAL

33 INCOMEWEEKLY EXPENDITURE (£) Student loan Rent Maintenance grant Household bills 10 University bursary Food 35 Wages: part-time work Day-to-day essentials 5 Parental contributionTravel 5 OtherBooks & equipment 10 Social 30 Telephone 7.50 Laundry 1 Contents Insurance 2 TV Licence 0.5 Miscellaneous 5 TOTAL211.15TOTAL220.50

34 BENEFITS It opens doors Gain a qualification More employers require you to have a degree Meet new people Learn new skills On average, graduates will earn more than non- graduates It’s your choice! April 2011, National Statistics

35 HELPFUL INFORMATION

36 USEFUL WEBSITES Government: www. gov.uk/studentfinance Student Room: Brookes: NHS: (NHS and Social Care courses)

37 Any Questions?


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