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1 Student Funding 2013/14 entrants

2 Aim of presentation: What are the costs of going to university? What support is available to meet these costs? What you need to do to access the support?

3 Tuition Fees Cardiff University will be charging 9,000 pa for all Undergraduate courses from September 2012 Tuition Fees for 2013/14 are to be confirmed

4 Students will not have to pay Tuition Fees up-front while they study Tuition fee loans are available to all eligible students Covers whole of the tuition fee Not dependant on household income Paid directly to the university Student repays after they have graduated

5 The New Tuition Fee Grant 2012/13 For those students resident in Wales before the start of their course: Tuition Fees in 2012/13 are 9000 Tuition Fee Loan available up to 3465 New Tuition Fee Grant to cover remaining fees of 5535 Paid by the Welsh Government These students can study anywhere in the UK and receive the tuition fee grant Does not depend on household income Is non-repayable as it is a grant Keep checking for information about funding for students starting in 2013/14.

6 Financial support to help students with their living costs Types of funding: Normally resident in Wales before start of the course Maintenance Loan Assembly Learning Grant Normally Resident in England before start of the course Maintenance Loan Maintenance Grant Amount available depends on household income Assessed on tax year 2011/12 for entrants Paid to the student in 3 instalments during the academic year

7 Household Income Students who normally live in Wales (12-13 figures check for updates soon. The figures may increase slightly with the rate of inflation) Assembly Learning Grant Max grant 5000 Maintenance Loan Max loan 4745* Up to 18, Total each year 25, , , , * non means tested 75% of max

8 Students who normally live in England (13-14 figs subject to parliamentary approval) Household Income Maintenance Grant Max grant 3250 Maintenance Loan Max loan 5500* Total Each year Up to 25, , , , , * non income tested 65% of max.

9 Repayments Tuition Fee Loan & Maintenance Loan are added together for total amount of student to be repaid Interest rate is RPI + up to 3% max Repayment depends on level of earnings, not the amount borrowed Repay 9% of income over 21,000 Wales written off maintenance loan debt at repayment

10 Repayment Calculator Income Up to 21,000 Minimum monthly repayments Nil 25, , , ,

11 COMMON QUESTION: Does taking out a Student Loan affect credit rating and applying for a mortgage? Student Loans are not commercial loans Not noted on credit report so should not affect credit rating. Unlikely to affect ability to get a mortgage Mortgage Calculations should relate to disposable income New system graduates have higher disposable income than current system

12 Additional funding Non Income assessed - Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) to help with extra costs of studying related to disability or dyslexia Income assessed - Allowances if you have children Child Care Allowance Adult Dependent s Grant Awards are in the form of a grant & do not have to be repaid

13 Students have to apply for funding each year of their course English domicile Welsh domicile PN1 Form PN1 Form Download form or apply on line Download form or apply on line Applications normally open January. Check nearer the time Applications normally open March. Check nearer the time

14 Cardiff University Bursaries 2012/13 Household Income Cardiff University Bursary Under 30,000 Top up statutory support* to ,001-42,600 Top up statutory support* to 6750 Depends on household income Must be eligible for UK statutory funding Assessed with statutory funding application, so no need to apply separately. For more information, please see: *Based on student funding for non-final yr student, living away from home. Please note these figures are bursaries on offer for entrants. Please check the web from summer 2013 onwards for details for entrants

15 Bursary Example Based on the household income of a Welsh domiciled student at 29,990: Eligible for Maintenance Loan of: 2,033 Eligible for Assembly Learning Grant of: 3,526 Total statutory funding for year : 5,559 As household income is under 30,000, the Cardiff University bursary will top up statutory funding to ,500-5,559 = 1,941 Cardiff University Bursary

16 Additional Cardiff University Grants 2012/13* Communities First Award Students from a Communities First Area (Wales), household income under 42,600, will receive either 1000 discount in University residence fees or 500 travel grant. There is a post code checker at or contact Care Leaver Bursary 1000 in 1 st year, 750 in subsequent years and 500 in final term. If declare on UCAS application that you have been in care, the university mentor will contact you. Otherwise, please contact Einir Evans in the Student Support Centre. Next Step Bursary 1000 in 1 st yr if household income is under 42, 600 and already part of the University Step Up Programme *please check for updates later

17 Scholarships /13 3,000 over whole course gain AAA at A- level (or equivalent) and satisfy all aspects of their offer. Must accept offer from Cardiff on firm basis by end July before start of course. Don t need to formally apply as will automatically be considered for a scholarship once A level results are released

18 Scholarships /13* Current courses with scholarship: Archaeology Biosciences (Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Zoology) Chemistry Computer Science Earth and Ocean Sciences Engineering (Integrated Engineering, Electronic & Communications Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Medical Engineering) German Italian Physics Welsh *For more information and updates please check:

19 Useful web addresses Check for updates on student funding and apply online

20 Initiative with the aim to improve students financial capability Cardiff University Student Support iapp Budgeting Sessions Taste Test Basket Challenge Energy Efficiency Recycle Christmas Swap shop

21 Where will my money go? Accommodation Fees Books & Photocopying Travel Food Socialising Clothing

22 Weekly costs Budget Halls (incl bills) 87 Food 33 Toiletries/laundry 5 Books/copying 8.75 Travel (inc. travel home) 9 Phone, T.V, Insurance 8.50 Social/leisure 30 Clothes 7.50 Total

23 Maximising income Part time work BOGOF offers Rail cards Choosing the right bank account, eg, for their overdraft facilities Buy Second hand books Student discount in shops, cinemas & pubs

24 Keep updated Current students Student support

25 Contact us 50 Park Place, Cathays Park Campus nd Floor, Cardigan House, Heath Park Campus

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