Fees and Financial Support

Here's a brief guide to what you'll have to pay, what support you are entitled to and can claim.
Don't forget, when thinking about budgeting that you will have your residence charge to think about, as well as a £120 sports charge to pay in your first year.

Can I afford to come to Durham University?

Yes! Everyone, no matter what their financial circumstances might be, can afford to come to Durham University. There is a lot of financial support available towards your tuition fees and your living costs from the government, and in addition to this Durham University offers one of the most generous financial support packages in the country with its Durham Grant Scheme.

Support towards your Tuition Fees

Durham University will be charging £3,070 per year for all of its full-time undergraduate courses in 2007-08 apart from its Foundation Year which will cost £1,225.
All Home and EU students (regardless of their household income) can borrow up to £3,070 per year from the Student Loans Company to pay their tuition fees if it is their first time at University. The loan is paid directly to the university and repayment begins once the borrower is earning £15,000 per year or more, meaning that no-one has to pay anything towards the cost of their tuition until they have left university and can afford to do so. For more information and to apply for your Tuition Fee Loan see Student Support Direct.

For those returning to complete a second degree you can source funding in the form of a career development loan. Further information is available from:

Support towards your Living Costs

The government offers full-time home students with a household income of less than £38,300 a non-repayable, income- contingent Maintenance Grant worth up to £2,765 per academic year, paid through the Student Loans Company. Full-time home students may also take out a Maintenance Loan worth up to £3,495.

To calculate the amount of Maintenance Grant and Maintenance Loan you are entitled to and for details of how to apply visit Student Support Direct at www.studentsupportdirect.co.uk

Support for Students with Extra Costs

Students who have children or adult dependants, or who are disabled, may be eligible for extra support from the government in the form of non repayable grants. The support available depends on individual circumstances e.g. income or type of disability.

For further information about the Special Support Grant, Disabled Students Allowance, The Parents' Learning Allowance, Childcare Grant, or Adult Dependants' Grant please visit Durham University support information