Fees and Funding for Undergraduates
Universities can now charge UK/EU students up to £9,000 a year for all undergraduate courses. This is to make up for the Government’s 80% cut in grant funding for Higher Education teaching.
Remember, you only ever pay back at 9% of your salary; what you pay back will not fluctuate month by month - it will only increase as your salary increases. And then, you will only be paying 9% on any income above £21K.
Whilst fees have increased, it’s important to remember that you or your parents won’t have to repay anything now – the Government is providing loans to cover tuition fees. You start to pay them back once you graduate from university and only when you are earning over £21,000, whether you’re studying a full-time or part-time undergraduate course.
Repayments will be 9% of any income earned above £21,000, so the amount you pay each month will depend on how much you are earning at the time. The repayments for these loans will start in April following graduation. Interest on the loans will be at Retail Price Index + 3% during studies and then from the April following graduation will range from RPI to RPI +3% varying with earnings.
We offer a very competitive variable fees structure where 80% of students are charged less than £8,000 for their courses. Read more about Fee categories »
Depending upon your family circumstances, a range of bursaries, scholarships, loans and grants could be available to help with the cost of study, accommodation and living costs. Read more about Student loans »
Non-repayable financial support from Staffordshire University for 2013/14
We have put together a range of financial support measures for 2013 including the new National Scholarship Programme, as well as additional fee waivers and a range of non-repayable bursaries. Read more about Non-repayable financial support from Staffordshire University for 2013/14 »
Cost of living
As well as tuition fees, it’s worth remembering that accommodation costs, food, clothing, books, travel and socialising will all have to be covered during your studies. Read more about Cost of living »
Applying for student finance
How to apply for student finance for the 2013/2014 academic year. Read more about Applying for student finance »