Fees and Funding

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Tuition fees are not the only costs you will need to be aware of when starting university. Here is our essential guide to the fees and costs associated with your university course:

  1. Tuition Fees
    If you or your family are funding the tuition fees yourself, then you need to be aware that a percentage will have to be paid before you can enrol at BU. Our ‘Paying your Tuition Fees’ page outlines the steps you need to take to pay your tuition fees and also the instalment options available to you. If you intend to pay your tuition fee by using a Tuition Fee Loan, you should have applied already. Its not too late to apply though and you can do this via the Directgov Student Finance pages. Finally don’t forget to print, sign and post the declaration back to the Student Loans Company as your funding cannot be paid otherwise.
  2. Bursaries
    It may not be too late to apply for one of our Bursaries if your family or household income is below £25,000 – and these could significantly help you with your costs at BU, not only in your first year of study but also in your continuation years here. You can find out about extra funds available through our Bursaries page, including how to apply.
  3. Your Course
    The most up-to-date information about your specific course fees is available at www.bournemouth.ac.uk. Simply find your course and click on the fees and funding tab for an exact breakdown of costs associated with your course.
  4. Additional Course Costs
    There are a number of other costs associated with your course, including textbooks, computer software and course trips. You will need to make sure that you budget for these so that you have all of the tools available to achieve a good grade. You may be able to purchase second hand books through eBay to save some money but we suggest a minimum of £200 should be set aside for these costs. A general breakdown of additional course costs can be found at our ‘Tuition Fees Overview’ page.
  5. Fines and re-sits
    There could be some other costs that you will need to be aware of while studying. Our library reserves the right to issue fines for any books that are returned late or in a poor state. Additionally, you may find that there is an administrative cost for re-sitting exams or requesting additional copies of documents or certificates. It is important to be aware of the potential charges.
  6. Accommodation fees
    These will also need to be budgeted for, and your deposit will need to be paid in full before you can enrol onto your course. For more information, visit our Accommodation Essentials page.
  7. Living on a budget
    Course costs are not the only financial consideration for students at BU. You will also need to think about food, entertainment and transport. You can find more information on the Living on a Budget page.
  8. Additional Help
    If you are struggling with your finances and need someone to talk to, then either our Students Union Advice Centre or askBU can offer you advice to help out. There are potentially additional funds available to help you if you get into difficulty and we strongly recommend you speak to our friendly expert advisors if you have any money worries.

 

  • Ways to pay: There are a number of ways to pay your fees, simply take a look here (http://studentportal.bournemouth.ac.uk/help/finance-support/paying-fees.html)
  • Discounts: There is a 20% loyalty discount available for students who have graduated with 1st Degree from BU (not 2nd degree/foundation) and a 5% early payment discount available for Home/EU and Non-EU students. Simply take a look at http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/futurestudents/postgraduate/funding/tuition_fees.html for more information.
  • You may want to look at http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/futurestudents/postgraduate/funding/index.html for more content
  • And also http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/futurestudents/postgraduate/funding/uk_eu_funding.html for other payment options, for example Career Development Loans.
  • Additional Course Costs: There are a number of additional costs associated with your course, including textbooks, computer software and maybe even course trips. You will need to budget for these extra costs. Try to buy second-hand books from the Students’ Union or online.
  • Additional Help: If you are struggling with your finances and need someone to talk to, then either our Students’ Union Advice Centre or AskBU can offer you advice. There are potentially additional funds available to help you if you get into difficulty and we strongly recommend you speak to our friendly expert advisors if you have any money worries.
  • Fines and re-sits: There could be some other costs that you will need to be aware of while studying. Our library reserves the right to issue fines for any books that are returned late or in a poor state. Additionally, you may find that there is an administrative cost for re-sitting exams or requesting additional copies of documents or certificates. While no student expects to pay these costs, you need to be aware of the potential charges.

 

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