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2012/13 Fees and Funding (for English students). Wadham College Open Day – 2011 Caroline Mawson, Jenny Tamplin & Will McCallum. Overview. What government support is available to ‘home’ students living in England entering HE in 2012/2013 Oxford University Support Wadham College Support

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2012 13 fees and funding for english students

2012/13 Fees and Funding(for English students)

Wadham College Open Day – 2011

Caroline Mawson, Jenny Tamplin & Will McCallum



  • What government support is available to ‘home’ students living in England entering HE in 2012/2013
  • Oxford University Support
  • Wadham College Support
  • Case studies
  • Paying back the loans
  • Additional information

Financial help will be available for tuition and living costs.

Students will not have to pay up-front for their tuition.


The Main Package

  • Tuition Fees and Tuition Fee Loans
  • Maintenance Loans
  • Maintenance Grants
  • National Scholarship Programme
  • Additional support from Oxford University
  • Additional support from Wadham College

Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance (Living-Support) Loans

Oxford University will charge between £3,500 and £9,000 per year (dependent on household income) to students arriving in 2012.

Tuition fee and maintenance loans are provided by the government to ensure that you will not have any upfront costs to pay to the university when you arrive. £9,000 per year is the amount you will repayafter you have left university and are earning over £21,000 per year.


Tuition Fee Loan

(repayable after course – NO upfront costs)

  • Tuition Fee Charge £ 9,000 per year
  • A Tuition Fee Loan of up £9,000 per year is available, repayable after you have left university*
  • The Tuition Fee Loan is paid direct to the university by the Student Loan Company
  • Not means-tested
  • No age limit

*Oxford will charge less than £9,000 to students whose household income is under £25,000


Maintenance Loan

(repayable after course)

  • Will be available for all eligible students, 65% of maximum amount (£3,575) will be available irrespective of family income
  • Paid directly into student bank account
  • Must be under 60 at the start of the course
  • Paid in three instalments
  • Loan written off after 30 years
  • For students who receive a grant - up to £1,625 will substitute the loan

Scholarships, Grants and Bursaries

Scholarships, Grants and Bursaries are funds from either the government or the university that are non-repayable.

They are awarded to students on the basis of household income. All students at Oxford University with a household income of less than £42,600 are eligible for some money in the form of either a grant or bursary.


Governmental Maintenance Grant


  • Available on a sliding scale to all students with a household income of under £42,600
  • Means-tested Maintenance Grant of £3,250 (for students with household income of less than £25,000)
  • Paid in three instalments
  • Not available to students who are eligible for means-tested benefits
  • Grant will substitute up to £1,625 of the Student Loan

Governmental Special Support Grant


  • For students who fall within the following categories:

- Single parent

- Partner who is a student

- Certain types of disabilities

  • Means-tested grant of up to £3,250
  • Paid to students who are eligible for means-tested benefits
  • Paid in three instalments
  • Will NOT substitute part of the maintenance loan

Full Support Package

(approximate figures)


National Scholarship Programme


  • To qualify your household income should be under £25,000, however, not all students that qualify will receive a scholarship
  • Payment of £3,000 from Government in first year
  • Further £3,000 matched by the university to fund student support at Oxford
  • No more than £1,000 can be a cash payment
  • Institutions will decide their own eligibility criteria and how to allocate the matched funding – after the Office of Fair Access has confirmed Oxford’s fees, the university will publish how it intends to match the NSP funding

Oxford University – Why £9,000?

  • Following cuts to higher education, it has been calculated that a fee of £8,000 would need to be charged just to maintain the status quo.
  • The difference between the new charges of £9,000 and the status quo of £8,000 will be used to pay for bursaries and fee waivers for those from financially disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • It has been estimated that the current cost of an Oxford undergraduate education is £16,000 per student per annum.
  • Against these costs the University currently receives tuition fees and teaching grants amounting to some £7,500.  The shortfall in income of some £8,500 is in effect a subsidy funded from other sources of University revenues such as its endowment.
  • This level of subsidy is expected to continue for the foreseeable future.

Oxford University Support

Tuition Charge

Oxford University will be charging between £3,500 and £9,000 per year to English students arriving in 2012. The tuition charge will vary depending on household income.


Oxford University Support

Living Support

We estimate basic living costs during term time at Oxford will be around £7,600. This figure includes College accommodation, food, going out and study costs. You will also need to consider the cost of travelling to and from Oxford, out of term opportunities and the additional costs of living out of College accommodation which you might do for some of your course.

* This figure is subject to change, it may well increase year on year


Wadham College Support

Student Support

Wadham gives a variety of grants and allowances to students, not all of which are income assessed, last year the college gave over £85,000:

  • Student Support Fund – last year over £11,000
  • Assistance with rent – last year nearly £50,000, or £320 per student
  • Free accommodation in Wadham during the holidays – over £17,000 (14 nights per student)
  • Educational Support Grant – last year over £5,500 – or about £200 per student
  • Subject-specific grants – Normally range from £200-400 per student.

Wadham College Support

Scholarships, Grants & Prizes

Wadham also supports students in their non-academic life, as well as rewarding those who perform well academically. Last year the College gave over £45,000 in scholarships, grants and prizes to students:

£23,000 worth of prizes for academic excellence and performing well in exams! (About £100 per student)

£50 book vouchers are given to every first year student!

£12,000 in travel grants!

(About £175 per student)

CB Fry Fund for students who compete for the university totalling about £3,000 – or around £200 per student

Moser Fund – students involved in the arts can apply for a fund of up to £500



Tuition Fee Loans and Living Support Loans are to be repaid after students finish their course.

  • Students will only be expected to contribute when they are earning over £21,000.
  • The repayment will be on 9% of income above £21,000 (e.g. a student earning £25,000 will only pay 9% of £4,000 – which works out as £30/month)
  • All outstanding repayments will be written off after 30 years.
value for money
Value for money
  • Material Sciences graduates were the highest average earners of 2009 graduates with an average salary of £35,300
  • They were followed by E&M and Computer Science graduates
  • Teaching was the most popular profession, followed by researchers and then financial analysts/advisors

Non-English Students

Further Information

  • Students living in Wales


  • Students living in Northern Ireland


  • Students living in Scotland



Further Information

  • General Student Finance


  • 2012-13 Government Funding Information


  • Student Loan Company


  • Oxford University funding information