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University of Brighton - Falmer Open Day  - accommodation and student funding - Oct 2013 University of Brighton - Falmer Open Day - accommodation and student funding - Oct 2013 Presentation Transcript

  • Welcome Falmer campus open day Saturday 26th October 2013 Student Accommodation in Brighton and Higher Education Student Funding package Gino Graziano Widening Participation Manager
  • All these issues and more are fully covered in the University of Brighton Guide
  • Accommodation Service Provides students with advice and support whatever their accommodation choices Halls of residence UniHomes Private Sector Homestay
  • Halls of residence in four Brighton locations
  • Halls of Residence in Brighton • 4 halls in sites across the city • Total of 1,663 places – over two thirds are en-suite • Residential Advisers at Varley, Phoenix and Moulsecoomb Place • 24 hour staff cover at Falmer • Catered halls: £138 - £159 per week • Self-catered halls: £120 - £135 per week • Moulsecoomb Place – Catered - £145 per week • Paddock Fields – Catered: £150; self-catered: £125 • Premium self-catered Halls in ‘Hub’ at Varley - £150 per week • 39 week contract; Great Wilkins, Falmer – 50 weeks • Free insurance, communal laundry facilities • Internet Access included in rent
  • Applying for halls • Invitation to apply for Accommodation sent by e.mail – from February • University Offer pack details Accommodation options available • Halls allocation policy • Guaranteed offers for students with certain disabilities and medical conditions • To be eligible for consideration for halls, first years should • • • • • Apply to the university by the UCAS deadline Make Brighton their firm choice Apply for halls by the deadline Demand outstrips supply, halls places can not be guaranteed Places are allocated in the summer
  • Living in the private sector • House hunting events organised in August and September • Tailored advice and assistance from the Accommodation Office Unihomes • private rented accommodation managed by the university • Circa 100 rooms available for first year students in Brighton in 2012 (£87 - £120 pw) Private rented sector • yourstudentpad.co.uk database of university-registered landlords • Advice and assistance in finding private rented accommodation from the accommodation office • One bed flat average of £135 • Room in 4 bed shared house average of £92
  • Falmer Campus open day 26th October 2013 Any questions? Useful websites: www.brighton.ac.uk/accommodation www.yourstudentpad.co.uk
  • Higher Education funding • Tuition fees do not have to be paid up front whilst studying, full or part-time • Tuition fees and maintenance loans available – repayments based on what students earn, not what they owe • Maintenance grants up to £3,387 will be available - £25,001 £42,611 – partial grant • Disabled Student Allowance • Additional help available for students in specific circumstances • Further financial help from the University of Brighton through our range of bursaries, the Student Support Fund, in addition to academic merit and sports scholarships
  • Social Work funding • Funding for Social Work courses changed from 2013 • Full tuition fee charged to students – tuition fee loan from SFE • Students eligible for maintenance loan from SFE • No NHS bursary in Year 1 • Limited number of NHS bursaries for years 2/3 • Students may also be eligible for University bursaries
  • 2014 Tuition fees at Brighton Student type Tuition fee UK/EU £9,000 Island* £9,000 International £10,500 International lab-based £12,500 Students on placement £750 University of Brighton Merit Scholarships: • £1,000 at the end of year 1 and 2 University of Brighton Sports Scholarships: • Elite athletes / elite disabled athletes • Talented sports performance Guide and website provides full details Tuition fee covers all mandatory costs, eg field trips for required modules but not costs incurred for optional modules and activities Tuition fees are subject to annual inflationary increase *Island students should contact States Finance for information on grant/loan entitlement
  • University of Brighton Bursary Package 2014 Resident in England and household income of less than £25,000 • The University of Brighton Bursary: • £3,000 financial support in the first year. • Cash, fee waiver, unicredits Financial assessment undertaken by SFE: • • • • • Care Leavers and Compact Plus Bursaries: Additional £1,000 per year from year 2 Access to Professions Bursary: Additional £1,000 in final year 4/5 year programmes in Architecture, Pharmacy and Teaching EU less than £25,000 earnings equivalent - £3,000 Student Support Fund Third party confirmation Details entered onto SFE portal, which HEIs access to confirm bursary eligibility
  • Government funding for full-time UK undergraduates 2014 entry Household income Living away from home and studying outside London Package of support for 2014/15 Non-repayable Maintenance Grant Maintenance Loan Total £25,000 & under £3,387 £3,862 £7,249 £30,000 £2,441 £4,335 £6,776 £35,000 £1,494 £4,808 £6,302 £40,000 £547 £5,282 £5,829 £42,620 £50 £5,530 £5,580 £42,875 £0 £5,555 £5,555 £50,000 £0 £4,836 £4,836 £62,132 & over £0 £3,610 £3,610 Maintenance grants available for UK students with family income below £42,620 Living Cost loan dependent on income – 35% means-tested Max. living at home: £4,418 Max. Studying outside London: £5,555 Max. studying in London: £7,751 Max. Studying overseas as part of course: £6,600
  • Examples of possible weekly term-time income - based on 39 week accommodation contract period Household income £ 25,000 £ 30,000 £ 40,000 £ 50,000 £ 62,132 plus Maintenance grant 3,387 2,441 547 Nil Nil Maintenance loan 3,862 4,335 5,282 4,836 3,610 Part-time work 3,802 £6.50 x 15hrs = £97.50 pw 3,802 3,802 3,802 3,802 Total 10,578 9,631 8,638 7,412 271 246 221 190 11,051 Weekly 283 income for 39 weeks NB: students from lower income families may also be eligible for university bursaries – maximum cash payout of £1,000 per year, fee discounts may also be available
  • The cost of living in Brighton Weekly outgoings Living in Halls £ Living off campus £ Rent 120 -150 85-115 Utilities 0 8 Phone 2-7 2-7 TV licence 0-4 4 Contents insurance 0 2 Food, domestic items 10-40 30 - 40 Travel 0-15 0-15 Clothing 5 - 10 5 - 10 Laundry 2-5 2-5 Study materials 5 5 Entertainment 10-100 10-100 Totals £174 - 336 £153-311 Average weekly cost of living: Brighton - £210 Eastbourne £190
  • Applying for funding Student Finance England • One application to assess eligibility for grants, loans and university bursaries • Student Passport Number for identification • Household income confirmation - NI number and income identified on last P60 • Apply spring of entry year – one of 5 choices if not yet firm • Deadline – end of May to guarantee money available for start of term Enrol in person at beginning of autumn term • University confirms that student has enrolled • Money transferred to student bank account by BACS • Paid in termly instalments
  • Student loans DO NOT go on credit files Repayments Rate of interest: Income from which 9% is deducted Monthly Repayment (Approx) £21,000 £0 £0 £25,000 £4,000 £30 £30,000 £9,000 £67 £35,000 £14,000 £105 £40,000 £19,000 £142 Income each year before tax £45,000 £24,000 £180 £50,000 £29,000 £217 £60,000 £39,000 £292 Source: Student Finance England • RPI plus 3% whilst studying • RPI under £21,000 • RPI plus up to 3% between £21,000 and £41,000 • RPI plus 3% above £41,000 Debt cleared after 30 years Early repayments - no penalties
  • Useful websites • www.brighton.ac.uk/money • www.gov.uk/student finance • www.gov.uk/studentfinancecalculator • www.bursarymap.direct.gov.uk • www.moneysavingexpert.com/family/student-loans-tuitionfeeschanges