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1 Student Fees and Financial Support

2 Student Fees & Financial Support Student fees and financial support can be broken down into three main areas: Tuition fees Living Cost Loans Living Cost Grants

3 Tuition Fees Nobody has to pay fees ‘up front’- fees are paid by a tuition loan Universities will be able to charge a maximum of £9,000 a year – Huddersfield will charge £8,250 in 2014 Graduates begin loan repayments once earning over £21,000 (rising with inflation) Interest on loans is charged at inflation plus 3% whilst studying. After graduation and once earning, rate of interest will be dependent upon earnings i.e. lower earners pay less interest. There may be different fees for different courses, so check what the fee is for your specific course at your chosen institutions

4 Living Cost Loans Living away from home: maximum of £5,5055 Living at parental home: maximum of £4,418 It will be paid back after graduation, once you are earning over £21,000, rising with inflation (along with your tuition fee loan) The amount you are entitled to is dependent on household income and how much non-repayable grant you are entitled to

5 Repayment You will repay once you have graduated and are earning £21,000 or over, starting in the April after graduation Repayment levels rise with your earnings – you pay back 9% of anything you earn over £21,000 Deducted automatically from your salary through the tax system If your income falls below £21,000, repayments will be suspended As an example, if you earn £25,000, you will repay your loan at the rate of just £1 per day You repay based on what you can afford, not on the total amount borrowed All outstanding repayments will be written off after 30 years

6 Repayment SalaryAmount of salary from which 9% will be deducted Monthly repayment £25,000£4,000£30 £30,000£9,000£67 £35,000£14,000£105 £40,000£19,000£142 £45,000£24,000£180 £50,000£29,000£217 £55,000£34,000£255 £60,000£39,000£292

7 Graduate on £25k

8 Living Cost Grants Non repayable Dependent on household income Full grant is £3,387 for family incomes under £25,000 Family incomes up to £42,611 receive proportion of grant Remember that the amount of grant you receive will affect the amount of living cost loan you are entitled to

9 NHS related degree courses NHS courses are funded differently – you will not be required to pay tuition fees There are grants and bursaries available some of which are means- tested. Finance for grants and bursaries is applied for directly through the NHS. They will write to you once you have been offered a place. Finance for the non means-tested loan is applied for through the Student Loans Company See for detailed informationwww.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/students

10 National Scholarship programme £3000 fee/cash scholarship National Criteria is household income of less than £25,000 Additional University criteria – at Huddersfield must have more than 280 UCAS points At Huddersfield 1200 available in the 2014/15 academic year. Students from Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland are not eligible

11 How does it all happen? You can apply from February 2014 through the Student Finance England website at You apply for second and third year support after Christmas in your first and second year If you are having a gap year, you should apply for your course at the same time as your peers, for finance, apply 12 months later

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13 Budgeting It is likely that there will be a gap between the money you will receive in loans and grants and the money you need to live as a student It is very important to work out a budget before you start university Make sure you know how much money you have coming in, and how much you expect to have going out Identify where the extra money might come from if there is a gap - before you get into any financial difficulties

14 Additional support: part-time work Many students have a part-time job whilst they are at university Most universities encourage part time work, often having ‘Jobshops’ located on campus advertising part-time student work Part time work provides students with valuable experience as well as extra money (an average of £85 per 13 hour week*) It is important not to let your part time job interfere with your studies – working no more than 15 hours a week is recommended University of Huddersfield Careers Service *From The Complete University Guide 2011

15 Additional support: banks Interest free overdrafts Credit cards Look carefully at incentives offered For independent advice and guidance on student bank accounts and budgeting look at

16 Sources of student finance Sources of student finance Loans, grants SponsorshipScholarships Gap year or part time work Disabled Student Allowance Parents/ Carers

17 Tips for students Set up two bank accounts Don’t blow all your cash at the beginning of term Work out income and outgoings Shop based on need, not impulse If sharing a house, decide who is paying for basics

18 Tips for Parents Talk to student about budgeting Teach them to cook (!) Make sure they are insured Consider helping with their mobile phone Vouchers from loyalty points/supermarket cards Give help in form of course books or food shopping Don’t bail them out at the first sign of trouble

19 Further information Careers adviser/tutor at school/college Careers library University of choice/local university (lots of information about everything)www.ucas.com

20 Final points to remember Students or parents do not pay tuition fees up front Keep to deadlines for application! Loans are not negatively credit scored If in doubt, ask!

21 Open Days 2013 Huddersfield campus Wednesday 26 June Saturday 21 September Wednesday 30 October Thursday 31 October Barnsley campus Wednesday 26 June Friday 20 September Wednesday 30 October


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