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Fees, Funding and Finance 2014-15 entry. How much does University cost?. Tuition Fees Full time courses up to £9,000 per year tuition fees Part time courses up to £3,375 per year Living Costs Accommodation, food, travel, social life. How will you pay for it?. Tuition Fees

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how much does university cost
How much does University cost?

Tuition Fees

  • Full time courses up to £9,000 per year tuition fees
  • Part time courses up to £3,375 per year

Living Costs

  • Accommodation, food, travel, social life
how will you pay for it
How will you pay for it?
  • Tuition Fees

- You don’t pay anything upfront

- You receive a Tuition Fee loan to pay your fees every year (not based on household income)

key points money for tuition fees

Key Points – Money for tuition fees

Fees are maximum £9000 each year but there are exceptions and for some students fees can vary during their course.

All UK/EU students can take a loan from the government to pay for their fees.

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How will you pay for it?
  • Living Costs

- Maintenance Loan – up to £5,555

- Maintenance Grant – up to £3,387

Dependent on household income

key points money for living costs

Key Points – Money for living costs

All English students can apply for a government loan of £3610 to help with living costs.

Depending on your household income you may be eligible for a loan up to £5555

Depending on your household income you may be eligible for a grant of up to £3387

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How will you pay for it?
  • Bursaries
  • Linked to household income
  • Free money from The University
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How will you pay for it?

National Scholarship Programme (NSP) award

- Linked to household income and postcode

If your household income isless than £25,000 and you live in one of the specified postcodes you’ll get a £6,000 award. This can be taken as:

  • £6,000 tuition fee waiver
  • Accommodation waiver + payment
  • £6,000 payment
key points money from the university

Key Points – Money from the University

Bursaries and scholarships are payments to you. This is in addition to government loans and grants. University money does not have to be paid back.

Fee waivers mean you do not have to borrow as much money to pay for fees.

part time work opportunities
Part time work opportunities
  • Many of our students work part time to help with living costs with the added benefit of developing key employability skills.
  • Our Student Jobshop advertises all the latest vacancies and staff can offer professional advice.
  • As well as part-time work, the Jobshop also has details of vacation work, internships and year-long placements.
city scholars
City Scholars

You need- ABB grades at A Level (or equivalent) or higher

- Be living in a low participation area in the Sheffield City Region.

You get£1,500 per year for every level of your course.

DetailsThere are an unlimited number of awards.

You don't need to apply for this scheme, as it is automatically assessed.

Map credit: AxG

1. Sheffield

2. Rotherham

3. Barnsley

4. Doncaster

5. Chesterfield

6. NE Derbyshire

7. Bolsover

8. Bassetlaw

9. Derbyshire Dales

global scholars
Global Scholars

You need

- A*AA grades at A Level (or equivalent) or higher.

You getYour air fare to an overseas summer school, as well as tuition and accommodation whilst you are there.


There are 30 awards on offer.

The summer school will be at one of our partner institutions and you'll need to go in the summer after your first or second year.

masters scholars
Masters Scholars

You need

- A*AA grades at A Level (or equivalent) or higher.

- Apply for selected undergraduate courses in Arts & Humanities or Social Science.

You getThe University will pay the standard masters fee towards your postgraduate study with us.


There are 50 awards on offer.

You need to start your masters straight after you finish your degree and meet the entry requirements for the course.

key points scholarships

Key Points – Scholarships

Some scholarships help you do other things e.g. go abroad or do a postgraduate course. They are not always a payment to you but still add value to your student experience.


Part Time Work

  • Invaluable experience and confidence.
  • The Student Jobshop can help you find part time work during term time, vacations and for your a year out on placement.
  • The University is a regular employer of students too.
student loans
Student Loans
  • Repayments start:

- The April after you graduate

- When you are earning over £21,000

  • Interest charged
  • Anything unpaid after 30years is written off
student loans an example
Student Loans – an example
  • You pay back 9% of anything over £21,000 that you earn
  • Therefore if you earn £22,000; you repay 9% of £1000 - £90 per year or £7.50 per month
  • Repayments are based on what you earn – not what you owe
applying for student finance
Applying for Student Finance





key points what money will i have

Key Points – What money will I have?

Use the online calculator to find out: www.sheffield.ac.uk/fees2014

Make sure you find out how much things cost and work out a budget before you go to university:www.sheffield.ac.uk/moneytools

final thoughts
Final Thoughts
  • Most students put together a personalised funding package
  • You don’t have to pay anything upfront to go to university
  • Most students say that the University experience is worthwhile academically, socially and financially
  • Finally… an average graduate earns £12,000 per year more than an non-graduate every year of their of working life (ONS, 2011)

Thank you for listening.

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