UK/EU undergraduates and UK/EU PGDE

Your tuition fee

Further to revised regulations on tuition fees agreed by parliament, for new entrants to courses in 2017 the University of Sheffield Home (UK/EU) undergraduate fee will be £9,250.

The University will review tuition fees each year. The current expectation is that we will increase fees for each year of study in line with inflation as specified by parliament. Eligible UK and EU students can apply for a tuition fee loan from the UK government.

The fees to be charged by the University are updated on the University website and if there is any inconsistency between a print publication (such as the prospectus) and the website, the website should be taken as correct.

We recommend that you check your fee in advance of arriving by using the Fees Look-up tool.

EU referendum advice

It is the University's assumption that EU undergraduate students admitted in 2017-18 will pay the same fees throughout their course as UK students. The UK government has has confirmed that EU students starting in September 2017 will continue to be eligible for student loans and grants - and will be for the duration of their course - even if the UK exits the European Union during that period. The government has made the same commitment for EU students starting in September 2018.

NHS Business Services Authority student bursaries for health care students.

Financial support from the University is available to all registered students who are facing financial difficulty.

Eligible UK and EU students can apply for a tuition fee loan from the UK government.

For the most up-to-date information and advice about the EU referendum please see this dedicated link: www.sheffield.ac.uk/eu-advice

 

Students doing a Foundation Year in the 17-18 academic year

Students will be charged £9250 for the Foundation Year and £9250 (may increase) for subsequent years of study. The 'Department for Life Long Learning' foundation programmes will also be charged at £9250.

Please note that subsequent years of study will be charged at the standard £9250 fee (may increase).

Students from the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man in the 17-18 academic year

A tuition fee of £9250 will apply to students from these islands. A higher rate of fee will apply to subsequent years of study for students in either Medicine or Dentistry. Students on the Medicine degree will pay higher (Clinical) fees for the last 3 years of the 5 year degree programme and students on the Dentistry degree will pay higher (Clinical) fees for the last 4 years of the 5 year degree programme.

 

Funding arrangements

Financial Declaration

All students must complete the Financial Declaration, online, in advance:

You will be sent a link asking you to complete your pre-registration actions and one of these actions is to complete the Financial Declaration.

It is assumed that most UK/EU Undergraduates will apply for a funding package. However, UK/EU Undergraduates who choose not to apply for a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan/grant must, first of all, complete the online Financial Declaration and then you must complete the Fee Status Assessment form.

If you are not applying for a funding package, you should read the additional information about Home or Overseas Fee Status by clicking on the right-hand download.

 

Are you paying your fees through Student Finance?

Applying for a Tuition Fee Loan

If you wish to receive a tuition fee loan and you are eligible then you should have already applied for a funding package from Student Finance. You won't have to repay the loan until you have graduated, started work and are earning over £21000 a year. Further information about applying for a tuition fee loan, maintenance loan/grant and to download application forms or to apply online is available at www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance for England and Europe; www.studentfinancewales.co.uk (Wales); www.scotland.gov.uk (Scotland); www.studentfinanceni.co.uk (Northern Ireland).

Confirmation and Payment of your Tuition Fee Loan to the University

The Tuition Fee Loan is paid direct to the University so you do not have to pay tuition fees before or whilst studying. If you have applied in good time and by the deadline, the University should receive confirmation that you will be receiving a tuition fee loan and maintenance grant/loan, directly from the Student Loans Company (SLC) in advance of your arrival at the University. However, in case the University does not receive this confirmation in advance, or if you have made a late application, all UK/EU Undergraduates are asked to bring a copy of the 'University or College Payment Advice' document, issued to them by Student Finance, when they register at the designated time.

Maintenance Loan/Grant Payment to You

If you are applying for a maintenance loan (repayable) or grant (non-repayable) this will be paid direct into your bank account approximately 5 days after your course start date; the University will inform SLC that you are 'in attendance' after you have registered in Intro Week; this will prompt the first payment. Please ensure you have applied to Student Finance, you have provided Student Finance with your bank account details and you register with the University at the designated time.

What if I have not received written confirmation of my Tuition Fee Loan when I register?

If you have not received confirmation of your funding package from Student Finance by the time you come to register, please do not worry. The University will give you a period of Temporary Registration for up to six weeks while you wait for the information from Student Finance to arrive.

 

What if I do not wish to apply to Student Finance?

Please read this carefully so you understand fully what happens if you are not applying for funding from the relevant authority

If you decide not to apply for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance, please be aware that you will have to pay your fee in advance or when you register with the University, i.e. you cannot defer paying your tuition fee until after you have graduated. However, if the University needs to do additional Fee Status checks, you will not be able to pay your tuition fee in advance online until the University contacts you when a decision has been made.

The University encourages all students to apply for non-financial assessment with Student Finance even if they do not wish to receive a tuition fee loan or a maintenance loan. If you are eligible to apply for a tuition fee and maintenance loan this usually means that you are also eligible to pay the home rate of fee. If you do not apply to Student Finance, the University will need to assess your status for fee paying purposes to confirm if you are eligible to pay at the home rate of fee (see the information on Home or Overseas Fee Status by clicking on the right-hand download). Please do not assume that you are eligible to pay the home rate of fee; the University must assess your Fee Status even if you are a British citizen and have been permanently resident in the UK for a number of years.

In order to assess if you are entitled to receive a bursary from the University, we receive and process an extract of the information which you submit to Student Finance. If you do not apply to Student Finance, the University cannot assess your entitlement to a bursary and you may lose out financially. You are therefore strongly encouraged to apply to Student Finance, even if you opt for non-financial assessment only.

If you still do not intend to apply to Student Finance before you come to Sheffield you must complete the University's 'Fee Status Assessment' form after you have completed the online Financial Declaration (see section above 'Financial Declaration') indicating that you are not applying to Student Finance for a Tuition Fee Loan. Student Administration Service staff can assess your fee status based on the information which you provide and, if your case is complex, ask you to provide additional information.

In summary: since you will not come under the usual support arrangements for UK/EU Undergraduates you must complete the online Financial Declaration, then you will be asked to complete and submit the Fee Status Assessment form (see above 'Financial Declaration'). Once you have received a decision from us, you can then arrange to pay your fee directly to the University (see below: Paying Your Tuition Fee).

NHS-Funded Courses

In 2017/18: If you are coming to the University to study the Dip/Dental Hygiene, your fees will be paid via the NHS contract arrangements and you will not need a tuition fee loan. However, if you have applied for a maintenance loan and/or grant, it is important that you bring a copy of your 'University or College Payment Advice' document with you when you register. The University needs to record your Student Support Number (SSN) and confirm your attendance to the Student Loans Company to initiate the first of your maintenance loan/grant payments into your bank account.

Please note that if you are being funded by a student loan, bursary, or sponsored, it is your responsibility to ensure your tuition fees are paid. If the University does not receive payment you will become liable for the tuition fee.

 

Paying your tuition fee: Self-funded students

Please read this if you are paying your own tuition fees

You will be sent a link asking you to complete your pre-registration actions; this is where you pay your tuition fee online, in advance. You must have completed the Financial Declaration first (and Fee Status Assessment form if not applying to Student Finance for a Maintenance Loan).

Paying your tuition fee is an integral part of registration at the University. We advise you to arrange your fee payments in advance of your arrival. If you are unable to do this then you must arrange to pay tuition fees before you attend Registration. You will not be able to register until you have done this.

Once you have completed your online Financial Declaration (see above) you can arrange payment according to the Payment Plans set out below.

Invoices – Please be aware that, unlike some other universities, we do not defer the collection of tuition fees until later in the year and we do not issue invoices to self-financed students.

 

Payment plans: Self-funded students

Payment Plan 1: Payment in Full

You can pay the whole fee by:

  • Credit Card (MasterCard/Visa/JCB) or a UK Debit Card  (Visa Debit/Debit MasterCard): the card can be your own or that of a parent or family member.
  • Cheque or Sterling bank draft over 2 weeks before your start date: send a cheque (from a UK bank account) or a sterling bank draft, made payable to the University of Sheffield. Write your name and UCAS Personal ID/Applicant Number on the reverse of the cheque or bank draft. Send the cheque/draft to: Finance Documentation (Tuition Fee), The Fees Team, Student Administration Service, Firth Court, Western Bank, SHEFFIELD, S10 2TN, UK, together with a covering note explaining what the payment is for and for whom. The University will present the cheque or bank draft to its bank within a few days of receiving it; therefore please do not post-date the cheque.
  • Cheque or Sterling bank draft within 2 weeks of your start date: Please take this to the Income Office directly. The Income Office is based on Level 6 of the Students' Union Building and is open from 11.00am-3.00pm, Monday to Friday.
Payment Plan 2: Payment in 2 or 4 Instalments

Payment in 2 instalments: To pay in 2 instalments your share of the tuition fee must be £225 or more and you must be in attendance for the full academic year; 50% of your share of the fee will be taken from your nominated bank account on 1 October 2017 and a further 50% on 1 February 2018.

Payment in 4 instalments: If your share of the tuition fee is £9000 or more and you are in attendance for the full academic year, you can pay your tuition fee in 4 instalments. This enables you to pay 25% of your share of the fee from your nominated bank account on 1 October 2017, 1 December 2017, 1 February 2018 and 1 April 2018.

You can arrange to pay, in advance, in either 2 or 4 instalments by:

  • Credit Card (MasterCard/Visa/JCB) or a UK Debit Card (Visa Debit/Debit MasterCard): the card can be your own or that of a parent or family member.
  • Direct Debit (must be a UK current bank account): The account can be your own or that of a parent or family member. Please note that the facility to pay by Direct Debit is only available if you are arranging to pay your fee in advance and accessing the payment screens before 15 September 2017. You will not be able to arrange payment by Direct Debit if you are arranging payment on the day you register.

 

Additional Information

Bursaries

For further information about which University bursaries may be available please go to the Bursaries information on our webpages.

Will the University send a receipt for any payment made in advance?

Due to the high volume of payments received at this time of year, the University does not generally issue receipts; however, if you pay your fees online, in advance of your arrival, the card/account holder will receive an email confirming payment.

What if I cannot pay by any of the methods on this page?

Please contact the Income Office for advice on tuitionfees@sheffield.ac.uk.

What happens if I default on my payment?

Please make every effort to honour your agreement to pay by ensuring that there are sufficient funds in the relevant account on the instalment due dates. If you know that you will have difficulty in meeting a payment, please contact Student Administration Service well in advance of the payment date in order to discuss a possible alternative arrangement. It is your responsibility to make contact. If a payment does not reach the University as required and you have not made contact in advance:

  • Your registration will be subject to immediate review and could be cancelled.
  • Your computer facilities could be cancelled.
  • Your registration may only be renewed once you have paid all of your fee or have made a satisfactory arrangement to pay your fee.
Please be advised that the University reserves the right to insist that payment is made in full at the start of each year of study. It is therefore in your interest to honour all payments if you wish to continue to pay in instalments in future years.
What if I decide to leave my course or take a break from studying?

If, when you are a student, you have to take leave of absence or withdraw entirely from your programme of study you may wish to know how this would affect your tuition fees. The following website provides details of the University’s policy: www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid/fees/refunds.